Race of the Month: San Luis Obispo Marathon

With so many races happening in April, it could have been pretty tough for us to choose just one to feature. But some race organizers in our hometown, San Luis Obispo, made the choice a lot easier on us when they announced the first annual SLO Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, happening April 21 and 22.

On April 21, the 5K race starts at the “world famous” Madonna Inn and continues along a new bike path and private road to finish at the base of Cerro San Luis, one of SLO’s iconic morro mountains.

The next day the marathon and half marathon events take place. Both races start out in the beautiful downtown SLO area and venture into the even beautifuler Edna Valley region. The marathon has been certified by the USATF and is a Boston qualifier.

So now that we’ve sold you on this race weekend in the lovely Central Coast of California, it’s time to register, right? Only one problem: the marathon and half are sold out. But it’s not too soon to start thinking about next year. And if you’re interested in doing a half marathon in our area, don’t forget about the City to the Sea Half Marathon that’ll be happening this October.

Whenever you do make your way to SLO to compete, be sure to stop by to see us at our retail store!

  • http://www.slomarathon.com Samantha Pruitt, Certified Race Director & Central Coast Endurance Athlete

    Big Shout Out To The Running Warehouse Crew!
    As the Slo Marathon Race Director and Co-Founder, it is great to see the outpour of local support. Our race production company and our events, owned by locals & staffed by locals & supplied by locals, wants to thank the City and County of San Luis Obispo along with all of its non-runner residents for supporting our athletes and race. To the local and national running community we are speechless with gratitude and respect over the the energy and support we have received taking on this monumental task. As a fellow endurance athlete and your Race Director, just know that at the end of the day April 22nd each month- each week- each hour and each hill and every mile of this race is for YOU. -Samantha Pruitt