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You Never Know Until You Try — Californians Push Limits

Published on: July 25, 2018

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There are some amazingly fun, challenging festivals and events this week that may push the limits for many who participate. In nearly every case these novices are doing it for the challenge.

Here’s what a few famous people had to say about challenges:

  • The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead. -Bette Davis
  • Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -Robert F. Kennedy
  • I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. -George Burns
  • 99 percent of failures come from people who make excuses. -George Washington

Events and Festivals Filled with Challenge

AUBURN: Tevis Cup 100 Miles 1 Day Trail Ride through some of the most rugged mountainsides in the Sierra Nevadas. Events goes for 24 hours through darkness, streams, over narrow bridges and up steep trails. July 28, 2018 begins at 5:15 a.m.

BERKELEY: Berkeley Kite Festival. Learn to make and fly a kite at this annual event offering challenges for all ages. July 28-29

CALIFORNIA: Grunion Run. Catch fish on the beach with your bare hands, license required. July 27-30.

HUNTINGTON BEACH: Van’s US Open of Surfing July 28-August 5

IMPERIAL BEACH: Surf Dog Competition July 28

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Registrants who previously formed teams have practiced rowing as fast and efficiently as the body allows. July 28-29

LOS ANGELES: Watermelon Festival July 28-29. Melon Skiing, Bungee Pull, Tug-of-War, Relay Race

McCLOUD: Lumberjack Fiesta includes ax throwing and log sawing competition open to the public. July 27-29

NORCO: National Day of the American Cowboy with mutton bustin and many cowboy competitions. July 28

SAN PEDRO: Family Sandcastle Building Day July 28

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