SAN LUIS OBISPO MARATHON, HALF MARATHON + 5K GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH MARKETING PARTNERSHIP WITH SUNSET WORLD RESORTS IN CANCUN, MEXICO

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All Race Participants Receive Certificate for FREE Resort Stay Marathon and Half Marathon Winners Get VIP Stay and Entry Into Charlie’s Race

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by Left Lane Sports has formed a marketing partnership with the award-winning Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences in Cancun and Riviera Maya, Mexico to promote each others destinations and race experiences. As part of the partnership, the San Luis Obispo Marathon will distribute to all race participants a Sunset World Gift Certificate good for a free stay at any one of their four resorts. The winners of the marathon and half marathon (male and female) will additionally receive free entry into the 2014 “Charlie & Friends” Race, a half marathon in Cancun, Mexico in August. Sunset World Resorts will help the SLO Marathon promote its race in Mexico to resort guests.

"Our partnership with Sunset World Resorts affords both of our properties to reach an international audience," says Heather Hellman, SLO Marathon Event Director. "Our athletes will have trained hard during the winter to run our races and what better way to thank them than by giving them a free stay at a warm resort in Cancun, Mexico! Each Sunset Resort is so unique and absolutely beautiful. We are delighted to partner with this world-class brand.”

Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences has four properties – Sunset Royal, Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club, Sunset Fisherman and Hacienda Tres Rios - in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Each has a unique experience featuring white sand beaches, turquois water, outdoor activities, spas and relaxing settings.

SUNSET WORLD RESORTS & VACATION EXPERIENCES With over 20 years of experience Sunset World is a group of hospitality and services experts who create unique and memorable vacation experiences full of adventure, entertainment and relaxation. With a professional outlook and a passion for it’s work, the group take care of every last detail, exceeding even the most discerning visitor’s expectations. This is what motivates them to push themselves to the forefront in services and amenities. Riviera Maya Hotels: Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park and Sunset Fishermen Resort. Hotels in Cancun: Sunset Royal Beach Resort, Sunset Marina Resort & Yacht Club, Laguna Suites Golf + Spa. Products and Services: Admiral Yacht Club & Marina, Ya'ax Ché Spa, Hacienda Andalucía, Ethos Farm in the Jungle, Royal Rent a Car, Sunrise Travel.

About the 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K + Children’s Races The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K takes runners through the town’s charming downtown corridor past the old Fremont Theatre, by Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa through neighborhoods with historic Victorian and Craftsman bungalows, out into the rolling hills of the renowned Edna Valley vineyards and farm land, and then back into the city center, past Railroad Square and onto the iconic Madonna Inn property for a spectacular downhill, panoramic finish in the shadow of Cerro San Luis. The marathon and half marathon take place on Sunday, April 27.

The Chase the Pig 5K race presented by Mo’s BBQ and the Children’s Dash presented by Central Coast Gymnastics is held on the Madonna Inn property. The 5K features a two-loop course and a spectacular downhill finish. The Children’s Dash is a fun, easy flat course, great for children 6 years and under. The 5K and Children’s Dash takes place on Saturday, April 26.

Registration is open. To register, view course maps, volunteer or for additional SLO Marathon information, please visit www.slomarathon.com.

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