2017 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! $25 Early Bird Discount ends 5/8. Come back to #EnduranceTownUSA in 2017 for the 6th running of the SLO Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K! Register today!.
The fully paved, closed course is a point-to-point race starting at SLO High School and finishing at the Madonna Inn, with a lolly pop at the back. The race starts at 250 feet above sea level, with a fast loop around the tree-lined downtown area, passing the Art Deco Fremont Theater, Courthouse, the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, turn-of-the-century red brick, classic architecture downtown architecture and Craftsman and Victorian homes.
Athletes then head out into the hills, vineyards and farmland of the Edna Valley, with three rolling climbs ranging from 75 to 175 feet each, peaking at 375 feet above sea level. The race wraps up downhill and flattens at the spectator-friendly finish line at the Madonna Inn where the SLO Life Expo will be in full swing! Expect ideal running weather with coastal fog and an average starting temperature of 54 degrees. High temperatures usually hover between 66-69 degrees.Check out our COURSE VIDEO.
With registration, Marathon participants receive:
NOTE - You must be an Official Finisher to be guaranteed a medal or race result
In order to qualify as an Official Finisher, you must finish within the 7-hour course limit. Runners/Walkers must maintain a 16:00 minute per mile pace as the course will be closed on a mile-by-mile rolling basis. If you are unable to run/walk within the allotted time, you will either be picked up and driven to the finish area or asked to move onto the sidewalk. Once you are on the sidewalk, you must follow all traffic laws deemed by the City and County of San Luis Obispo. The course will be re-opened to traffic and aid stations may be closed. Sag Wagons will be provided should you be unable to complete the race. Minimum age to compete in the Marathon is 15 years of age.
There is no parking at the Start Line, so shuttle is the best way to get there. There are a limited number of seats. For more information CLICK HERE
The course will be equipped and staffed for your safety and well-being. There will be:
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