For the annual Live the Challenge event, South Kern residents committed to make healthy lifestyle changes – giving up soda and smoking, drinking more water, eating fewer carbohydrates – while others pledged to keep their community clean on the outside, by picking up trash. This year’s race brought more than double the number of people that came out last year, a resounding success for event organizers. “My cousin motivated us to do the Color Me Rad Run about two years ago and I started with that one, I liked it, it felt good, so I did the one next year. For this one, I told my kids, ‘We’re going,’ they said, ‘No’, so I said, ‘No, we’re going.'” Read more on South Kern Sol.