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Race of the Month: San Luis Obispo Marathon

April 7th, 2012

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!

Matt Running Sport , , ,