Race of the Month: City to the Sea Half Marathon

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Hoofin' it toward the coastline at last year's "City to the Sea"

We have some serious superfans who would love to come visit us here on the Central Coast. You know who you are! We’re really not sure what you’re waiting for, but we decided to give you one more reason to venture to Cali. We’re presenting the City to the Sea half marathon and 5k again this year. The race will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Here’s what to look for:

The Course

The half marathon course travels from the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo (or “SLO”) to the coastline of Pismo Beach, approximately 13.1 miles south. The course is USATF certified, and is open to runners and walkers. It’s a point-to-point race, but City to the Sea organizers will be providing free shuttle service back to San Luis Obispo for race entrants after the race.

The half marathon has five aid stations with water and sports drinks. Running Warehouse staffers will be cheering you on at the mile 10 aid station to help you push through the wall and keep running strong.

The Weather

Here in SLO-town, we lead a tough life. On race day, participants will likely face temps in the 50s to start, and it may even get into the 70s by the end of the race. We have to slog through those temps almost year-round (with 300+ sunny days to boot), but you’ll only have to deal for one day. Note that it is typically a little bit cooler on the coast, so you might want to bring a light layer, at least for the post-race festivities.


The promise of food always puts a little more bounce in our step (PR, anyone?), so we are definitely excited for the post-race breakfast in Pismo put on by Scotty’s Bar and Grill. Breakfast is complimentary for race entrants, and extra meals can be purchased for $10 each for your cheering department.

Summing up: a beautiful race course, amazing weather, delicious food and the chance to hang out with the RW crew… if we haven’t convinced you to visit yet, check out the City to the Sea website for more info. We’ll see you on the course!

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