Super stoked to post that I’ve got a marathon on my calendar in 2015, and one that I’ll be ambassador-ing for: the San Luis Obispo Marathon in, appropriately, San Luis Obispo, CA, on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
It will be a fantastic opportunity to run in another part of CA that I haven’t really explored yet and, along the way, a good opportunity to connect with other runners who are training for the race (ambassadors and otherwise). If you’re eyeing a springtime marathon, half, or 5k, come on out… it’ll be fun. 🙂
Here’s a description of the marathon course from the event website:
“The course starts fast with a loop around the tree-lined downtown, passing the neoned Fremont Theater and City Courthouse, Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and classic architecture before heading into the hills, vineyards and farmland of the Edna Valley with scenic Morro views.
Upon return, participants head back into the town center to the spectator friendly finish line at the basin of Cerro San Luis Obispo Morro, Madonna Inn and The SLO Life Expo. The Marathon race starts at 250 ft. above sea level then covers 2 to 3 hill climbs before hitting a rollers in the Edna Valley as high as 375 ft. above sea level and finishes flat and downhill at 175 ft. above sea level.”
Sounds pretty good to me, and the course looks pretty fast, too.
And, in case you need a few other good reasons to come to California in late April, SLO is about a three hour drive (ish) from us in SJ (yay come visit!) and the town of SLO sounds like a wonderful place for a little runcation… again, from the website:
The area is consistently named a Top 10 place to live and the “Happiest Place in North America” for several attributes – our open spaces, plentiful bike paths, outdoor activities, Farmer’s Markets, wineries, friendly people, fabulous restaurants and great attractions. Well, we have to agree! San Luis Obispo, or SLO as the locals call it, is consistently featured in national media like USA Today, The New York Times, Sunset Magazine and The Today Show to name a few. It’s pure paradise.
There is no better place to run a Marathon or Half Marathon and “The Best Way to See SLOTown is on Foot!” Come for the challenge, competition and camaraderie and stay to experience The SLO Life. We have:
- More than 250 wineries to explore
- Hearst Castle
- The Elephant Seals at San Simeon State Beach
- Miles and miles of hiking trails
- Gourmet Restaurants that use locally grown products (a Foodie’s Dream)
- Surfing, Stand-up Paddling and Kayaking
- Quaint, turn-of-the-century downtown area with modern shopping
- Bike-friendly lanes
- Hotels, B&B’s and Inns within minutes of the race and attractions
- And so much more…
There you have it, friends. Come run fast at SLO. It’ll be fun. 🙂