The SLO Marathon Children's Quarter Mile Dash is a great way for your child, 6-years and under, to participate and experience the joy of running with their peers.


The run starts at 9:30 a.m. near the tennis courts at the Madonna Inn. Your children will run along the bike path and end at the official finish line of the marathon and half marathon. Parents are welcome to run along with their children and strollers are welcome! Your child can feel the excitement of a race as people line the bike path and cheer them to the finish. They will receive an official bib number and a cotton t-shirt for their efforts.

Race Roster Registration

Race Rules


The Full Marathon has a capacity of 2000 athletes, the Half Marathon has a capacity of 6,000 athletes and the 5K has a capacity of 1000 athletes. When your entry is submitted, no refund or rollover will be given if you cannot participate. Registration for the SLO Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K closes 11:59 p.m. on March 22, 2013. The race(s) take place rain or shine.


We adhere to the standard marathon running industry policy. All entry fees are non-refundable. This is noted on our registration application and, when you register for any of our events, you must agree to this policy. You may transfer your registration to another person. You will be charged $10 for the change and a processing fee and a refund of the registration fee minus the change fee and processing will be refunded to you. The person you are giving your registration spot will be charged the registration fee at the time of the processing. Race changes and transfers deadline is March 1, 2013. If a race reaches capacity, race changes and transfers will cease. You may not sell your number to another individual – if you do this could result in your disqualification as well as the runner who uses your race number. The entry fee for this year’s event will NOT transfer to next year’s event, no exceptions. This policy stays in effect whether you are injured, have unexpected business or family emergency, pregnancy, etc. There are NO exceptions.


Runners may request an event change or transfer their registration to another individual based on event availability. There will be a $10.00 event change fee for any event change or transfer, plus any additional registration fees if you are switching to a more expensive event. All event change and transfer requests can be submitted online through until March 1, 2013. Change and transfer requests will automatically close once a race has sold out. Event change requests will only be accepted until March 1, 2013. You should automatically receive a confirmation from once your request has been processed. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please email us at


If you are a Challenged Athlete, The SLO Marathon, Half and 5K welcome you! If you need special accommodations, please email at the same time as your registration to ensure we can provide for your needs.


Training Programs are available for an additional fee and can be purchased soon.

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