San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K + Children's Races

Event Date

Fri, Apr 29, 2016


San Luis Obispo, CA

About This Activity

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.

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