Recreation & Sports

Photo provided by San Benito County Public Health Services.

Walk To School Day Promotes Pedestrian Safety

Parents, teachers, law nforcement and Safe Kids Coalition members join local students to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.

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Truck and tractors pulls kick off Friday, Oct. 5. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Fair.

Truck and tractors gear up for County Fair

Annual event has been going strong for 38 years.

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Makiley Loveless competes in the barrel racing at the junior rodeo. Loveless won the 9-13 girls all around and barrel racing. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Junior Rodeo kicks off Fair Week

Trophies given in three age groups.

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Jonathan and Anthony Daigle started the Challenger livestock showmanship. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Daigle.

San Benito teens start Challenger livestock showmanship

First county fair event of its kind for kids with disabilities.

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Un Paseo Pequeño en Bicicleta/ A Little Bicycle Ride Participants. Photo provided by COG.

Locals get things rolling with a picturesque bicycle ride

A group of local cyclists took a Sunday ride on county roads and through the streets of San Juan Bautista.

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The Live to Cycle group. Photo courtesy Live to Cycle Fitness.

Live To Cycle Fitness celebrating seven years in Hollister

Spinning classes, personal training and bootcamps available, along with a new running club.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Pinnacles National Park superintendent transfers to Ohio

Karen Dorn was in charge for seven years.

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Members of the Girls' Field Hockey team cut the grand opening ribbon as school board members and the crowd looked on. Photo by Ed Wong.

SBHS ribbon-cutting for new multi-use athletic field draws a crowd

A diverse group attends ceremony highlighting the benefits for students.

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Attendees at a previous LULAC-hosted health fair. Photo provided by SBC LULAC.

LULAC to Host Live Well Community Health Fair

Free health screenings, vision checks, snacks, music, prizes and much more!

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Fun at the petting zoo on Aromas Day. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Village comes out to play

More than 5,000 people attend annual Aromas Day celebration.

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Corissa King, Miss Gilroy Rodeo 2019, pictured here with her parents. Photos courtesy of Corissa King.

San Benito County resident named Miss Gilroy Rodeo 2019

Corissa King was 2017 Miss San Benito Rodeo.

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Kelly Martin shows boots in the Vaquero Days vendor booth in 2016. File photo

Vaquero Heritage Days in San Juan Bautista celebrates the cowboy and the culture

Event at St. Francis Retreat promotes the history of the vaquero style.

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Ken Ottmar (left) and Cameron Fitzpatrick playing pickleball during the grand opening. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista opens dedicated pickleball courts

San Juan Bautista Pickleball Club held court grand opening with hopes to increase popularity for sport that's a mix tennis, table tennis and badminton.

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Photo provided by Hollister Hills SVRA.

Hunting for Geocaches at Hollister Hills SVRA

Seventh annual Geocache Bash takes place September 22. A global positioning system device (GPS) is required to participate.

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Conceptual design for McCarthy Park. Image provided by the City of Hollister.

Final design approved for McCarthy Park

$3.5 million project to include splash pad and climbing wall.

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Martial Arts Instructor of the Year 2018 Mark Preader with staff and students at his studio, Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo provided.

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts Owner Mark Preader named 2018 Martial Arts Master

Instructor earned the award because of his work with his Hollister-based martial arts studio and his work in the community.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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AT&T Park competitors. Photo provided by Kimberly Borg.

Two Hollister youths win in MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

Coming in at the top three competitors of their age group (13-14), they qualified to compete in the semi-finals at AT&T Park on June 3.

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Discovery Classic is set for October 20. Photo courtesy Discovery Classic website.

Here comes the first annual Discovery Classic Bicycle Ride

Organizers schedule bike event in San Benito County for October 20.

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