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Big Sur International Marathon Announces Sponsors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          


Contact:                      Franca Gargiulo
                                    Big Sur International Marathon


Big Sur International Marathon  Announces Sponsors


CARMEL, CA (April 22, 2002)  -  The Big Sur International Marathon is pleased to announce the 29 top sponsors of this years presentation including a new addition of Blackstone Winery of Gonzales, the gold level sponsor for both 2002 and 2003.


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.


Other major sponsors for the weekend include:

            ATT Broadband                               Runners' World

            ASICS Tiger Corp.                              Blackstone Winery

            Carmel Rancho Shopping Center  KION News 46

            Community Hospital of the

                    Monterey Peninsula                      Dole Food Company

            Earthbound Farm                                  Gatorade

            Granite Construction                             The  Monterey Herald

            Monterey Marriott                               Sam Linder Auto Group

            Robert Talbott                                     United Airlines

            Alain Pinel                                         Budget Rent-A-Car

            ClearChannel Radio                             Clif Shot

            The Crossoroads Shopping Center            Highlands Inn/Park Hyatt Carmel

            Marathon Foto                                                Odwalla

            Rocky Point Restaurant                    The Treadmill

            Washington Mutual                              Kbach (Classical KBOQ 95.5 FM)

            Ventana Inn


"Participants enjoy the extraordinary experience on race weekend due to the loyal following of so many dedicated sponsors," said Dick Sebok, Director of Marketing and Development.  "We are extremely grateful for all of their support support ."


 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 625 6226 or