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San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half

April 30, 2017 · San Luis Obispo, CA

Distance: 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 5K

The SLO Marathon + Half is celebrating its 6th Anniversary. Hosted at the eclectic Madonna Inn property, the weekend of events celebrates San Luis Obispo’s role as Endurance Town USA, home to many professional and Olympic athletes who flock to the area for its unspoiled beauty and year-round wonderful weather.

Beginning on Saturday, April 29 with the opening of the Race SLO Festival, participants, friends, family and fans will enjoy a weekend to remember celebrating endurance sports. The Healthy Running Conference will also return for its second year; a two-day continuing education opportunity for professionals and curious athletes alike that begins on Wednesday, April 26.

On Saturday, the Family Races benefitting Jack’s Helping Hand, a local non-profit, will welcome participants taking on the 5K and children tackling our fun 1 Mile and Quarter Mile courses.

The weekend will conclude with the 6th running of the SLO Marathon & Half Marathon. The new, beautiful loop designed courses for 2017 feature fast and scenic tours of San Luis Obispo both starting and finishing in the meadows at Madonna Inn. Runners will head south toward the beautiful Irish Hills Natural Preserve, passing by Madonna Mountain and Bishop’s Peak, then loop toward historic downtown to enjoy victorian and craftsman homes, the Fremont Theatre and the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. In addition, runners will also experience a spectator and entertainment lined route through the Railroad District, Islay’s Street lined with charming bungalows and Victorians and, finally, a scenic downhill finish line along the white picket fence at Madonna Inn Meadows with the Race SLO Festival crowds awaiting to mark the day.

We are also once again offering the popular Teams Program sponsored by Morris & Garritano. Teams of 12 or more participants and volunteers get exclusive pricing and their very own branded SLO Marathon + Half team branded t-shirts. Learn more at: www.slomarathon.com/teams.

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