More than a faster time, a further throw, or a higher or longer jump await New Zealand athletes on the 2017 California Track & Field Tour. How about a stroll down Rodeo Drive or around the massive Ontario Mills Mall or atop the Hollywood Stars or perhaps the Hollywood Sign? Swimming anyone? Beaches at Laguna and Ventura and La Jolla beckon. Do you like pro sports? Maybe watch Steph Curry nail a three-pointer or Albert Pujols whack a home run. Then, of course, there is always Disneyland. Still, everything runs around the track. Or should we say tracks? Past Tour athletes have run, jumped, and thrown in San Francisco, Fresno, Stanford, Mount Sac, Azusa, Pomona, Pasadena, Long Beach, and San Diego. Winning and setting personal bests have been the norm in a climate conducive for top performances. Memories abound and life-long friends have been made on Tour. Who will forget the midnight mile on a hidden dirt track in Chino or the snowball fight in the Sequoia National Forest? Ever tried a Krispy Kreme Donut or a Schlotzky’s Sandwich? Good times will continue to roll on the California Tour 2017.