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Race Day: Saturday, April 29, 2017

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The SLO Marathon’s 5K Run / Walk is a two loop course that starts near the Marathon + Half Marathon Finish Line arch at the Madonna Inn.5K participants will be on the paved bike path and on roadway within the Madonna Inn property. There will be one aid station with water and sports drinks on the course. This spectator friendly finish line is at the base of the majestic Cerro San Luis Morro and the iconic Madonna Inn. Celebrate your victory at the SLO Life Expo within walking distance of your finish line.

The 5K race starts at 8:15 a.m. Walkers, joggers and strollers are welcome but must line up at the back of the race and stay to the right on the course to allow competitive runners clearance.

Registration Details


Participants will receive:

  • 5K Race begins 8:15 a.m.(walkers, joggers and strollers welcome)
  • A SHORT sleeve Unisex Tech Shirt.
  • Culligan AID Station
  • FLUID Finish line drink
  • Chip timing
  • Awards for top male, female and youth 17 and under boy and girl
  • Age Group Awards
  • Walkers and Strollers/Joggers Welcome (Parents must sign waiver for their Children in strollers or joggers.)


The course will be equipped and staffed for your safety and well-being. There will be:

  • On site medical staff, medical tent and course marshal safety patrol
  • Wheel chair & stroller friendly course
  • Clean and stocked sanitary stations at Start / Finish Line
  • Hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers cheering your every step
  • Spectator friendly course
  • Minimum age for unattended participant in the 5K is 7 years



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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 Active.com 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 Active.com once your request has been processed. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please email us at info@slomarathon.com.


If you are a Challenged Athlete, The SLO Marathon, Half and 5K welcome you! If you need special accommodations, please email info@slomarathon.com 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.

Your online registration confirmation will be sent via e-mail from ACTIVE.com. If you have spam filters and/or firewalls in place, SLO Marathon management cannot guarantee receipt of confirmation.