It's time to run in SLO Town, always named a Top 10 destination in the nation by major publications! The best way to see SLO is on foot, so put on those hot looking shoes and RACE SLO! Our marathon and half marathon courses are USATF certified and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Bring family and friends. Just Getting started? Run the 5K! Children can join the fun with two races!


The Course

One of the most beautiful courses in the nation takes you on a journey through our small classic California college town - thru a turn-of-the-century (19th century that is) downtown, past historic neighborhoods, a California Mission, a Frank Lloyd Wright building and Chinese Garden, out into the Edna Valley wine country in the shadow of Morros and farmland and a downhill finish at the iconic Madonna Inn.


Great Weather

Spring on the Central Coast of California - there is no better place for a marathon and half marathon than San Luis Obispo. Ready to get out of the cold? Our race day temperature starts in the low 50's and averages in the mid-to-high 60's! Just perfect running weather.


Explore SLO Wine Country

During the race, you'll see the best of our community, including our world-famous wine country. Afterward, or before for that matter, explore! Check out the course and stop at the Edna Valley wineries. Try our gourmet restaurants serving up farm fresh foods. Go on an "art stroll" through downtown. Maybe take a hike, go surfing, golfing, kayaking or shopping. Or just chill at the historic Fremont Theater. So much to do and so much fun!



“The San Luis Obispo Marathon/Half-Marathon has a wonderful feel about it. The scenery is spectacular, the weather is stellar, and the cheering fans along the course are tremendous. My advice, savor every step of the way and Race SLO!” --Dean Karnazes



"In 27 years of racing over 400+ events around the world, your race made me feel like the way it was 'back in the day,' grassroots, local and the most friendly and encouraging team members. The Madonna Inn, spending time in wine country, seeing the sun and your great course running through farm country vs. big cities will have us coming back for sure in 2015!" -- Wayne Kurtz, racetwitch.com


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