Posted by: Joe English | January 5, 2010

Races — Big Sur International Marathon sells out for 2010

Runners at the Big Sur International Marathon

The Big Sur International Marathon has sold out its entries for the April 2010 marathon event, with its additional distance events nearing capacity as well. The Big Sur event is noted as one of the most scenic marathon courses in the United States.

“This is the earliest we’ve sold out in the past several years,” stated race director Wally Kastner, attributing the rise in early interest to two recent accolades published in Runner’s World Magazine. In December, the Big Sur International Marathon was named as one of the country’s top three marathons, and in January Big Sur topped the list of “Best Destination” marathons.

A few select spots are currently open to runners whose increased entry fee benefits the Big Sur Marathon’s youth fitness program JUST RUN*. Registration for the JUST RUN charity bibs and the additional distance events – the 21, 10.6 and 9 Milers, marathon relay and 5K. All events share a portion of the scenic marathon course.

The popular race has drawn runners from 26 countries and 49 states. Fifty-eight percent of Big Sur Marathoners hail from California.

The 25th Presentation will feature new elements including the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge for runners participating in both marathons only six days apart, whimsical new mile markers created by muralist John Cerney, an inaugural post-race party, a commemorative poster and art show, and new greening initiatives to qualify the Big Sur Marathon for certification from the Council for Responsible Sport.

For more information, visit the Big Sur International Marathon web-site.

Source: Big Sur International Marathon
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