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BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON ANNOUNCES 2004 SPONSORS

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BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON ANNOUNCES 2004 SPONSORS

 

April 20, 2004, Carmel, CA - The Big Sur International Marathon is pleased to announce its 31 top sponsors of this year's 19th Annual presentation of  "the best marathon in North America" that will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2004.

 

The top level, or Platinum Sponsors, include Asics Corporation and Comcast. The event's Gold Sponsors include Blackstone Winery and Granite Construction Company, as well as Carmel Rancho Shopping Center, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, KION News & Radio, and Runner's World. Silver Sponsors include Dole Food Company, Earthbound Farm, Gatorade, GU, Monterey County Herald, Highlands Inn, Monterey Marriott, Sam Linder Auto Group, and Robert Talbot, Inc. Bronze Sponsors include Boston Beer Company, Complete Network Services, Crossroads Shopping Center, Kitchen & Bath Design Showrooms, KBACH, Marathon Foto, Odwalla, Pure Water, Rocky Point Restaurant, Treadmill, Ventana Inn, Washington Mutual, Grizzled Vets, and the California State Parks Department.

In addition to providing cash in support of grants for many non-profit organizations in Big Sur and Monterey County, Blackstone also provides award wine for the race winners as well as for the Sponsor Reception at the Highlands Inn on the Friday of marathon weekend.

           

According to Dick Sebok, Director of Marketing and Development for the Big Sur International Marathon, "We are deeply indebted to the many loyal sponsors of the Big Sur International Marathon. Without the financial support of sponsors, we wouldn't be able to financially support the schools, medical facilities, law enforcement and firefighters, military, youth groups and other deserving non-profits in our area."

 

Supporting the Big Sur International Marathon enables a company to be a partner in the achievement of a runner's personal success. For many people, successfully finishing a challenging marathon like the Big Sur International Marathon is the highlight of their life. Sponsorships benefit thousands of local Monterey County residents through the event's non-profit charitable donation program. All event profits are given back to the community.

 
            Any corporation, business, organization or individual who wishes to support the Big Sur International Marathon as a sponsor, please contact Dick Sebok, Director of Marketing and Development at (831) 625-6226 or rsebok@bsim.org

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