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The annual San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Children’s Family Fitness Day is coming April 27 – 29, 2018! This event welcomes professional athletes as well as first timers to come and experience fun for the whole family. Participants can choose from four course length options—Marathon, Half Marathon, Family 5K and Children’s Races.

New this year, people can compete in a 4-person Marathon Relay Race, traversing the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo. After the races, SLO Marathon invites you to visit the SLO Life Expo at the Madonna Inn, where runners and their families can enjoy live music, gourmet food, running products and brands, and scenic surroundings.

With a new course in 2018, runners will experience a scenic loop through San Luis Obispo, beginning and ending at the Madonna Inn. The beautiful route winds through Downtown San Luis Obispo, passing Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and the iconic Fremont Theatre, and traverses through the Irish Hills Natural Preserve and the Railroad District, featuring charming bungalows and historic Victorians.

As if the beautiful weather in San Luis Obispo and the lush, rolling hills aren’t enough incentive to stick around, runners can relax and enjoy the entire weekend in San Luis Obispo and find plenty of wonderful things to do in town. From the Thursday Night Farmers’ Market to wine tasting in Edna Valley, there really is something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the delicious local restaurants in Downtown SLO, where race participants can refuel and recharge. Register for the race today and book your stay in San Luis Obispo.

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SLO Marathon Event Schedule

  • April 27 at 5:00 p.m. – Hall of Fame Party
  • April 28 at 7:00 a.m. – Race SLO Festival Opens
  • April 28 at 8:00 a.m. – Kids 1-Mile Run Start
  • April 28 at 8:15 a.m. – 5K Run / Walk Start
  • April 28 at 9:30 a.m. – Kids 1/4 Mile Dash Start
  • April 29 at 7:00 a.m. – Marathon, Half Marathon, and Marathon Relay Start & Race SLO Festival Opens


After last year’s breakout debut in the Boston Marathon – running 2:23 – Jordan Hasay, the local San Luis Obispo running star, has been selected as the newest Race SLO Ambassador. Look for her at finish line!


SLO Marathon Course Map from 2017
Photo Courtesy of SLO Marathon + Half
SLO Half Marathon Course Map from 2017
Photo courtesy of SLO Marathon + Half

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