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The annual San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Children’s FamilyFitness Day is coming April 28 – 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. 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.

Runners 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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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!


New last year, the SLO Marathon will be hosting the Healthy Running Conference. Presented by Race SLO and the City of San Luis Obispo, this continuing education conference for health and fitness professionals will feature workshops on running from a clinical perspective, stability, mobility and more. Conference attendees will be receiving a certificate of completion. Stay tuned for more updates about the Healthy Running Conference.


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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