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Fourth Annual Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Over Half Full

For Immediate Release:

 

Contact:

Franca Gargiulo

Director Media Relations

Big Sur International Marathon

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Franca.gargiulo@att.net

 

 

Fourth Annual Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Over Half Full

 

Twenty Second Big Sur International Marathon Registration Now Open

 

Two Scenic Destinations, Two Different Seasons

 

(Carmel, CA - August 17, 2006) -- With two and a half months left until race day, the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay is almost 60 percent sold out.  Race officials are confident that the event, in its fourth year, will once again be a sell out by Sunday, October 29.

 

"This event has grown enormously in popularity, embracing seasoned runners and first timers as well as race and recreational walkers - it is truly an event for all ages and levels of fitness, remarked Wally Kastner, Race Director.  "When combined with our April Marathon events, we now offer runners and walkers two scenic destinations in two different seasons."

 

The Big Sur International Marathon and related events slated for April 29, 2007 opened registration on August 1, one month earlier than the traditional date.  With an expanded cut-off time of six hours, race officials anticipate an early sell-out.  The ever popular 21-Mile Walk/Run is fast approaching a 50 percent sell-out, with the two shorter walks close behind.

 

"In anticipation of a Half Marathon sell-out, we encourage all who plan on participating to register soon in order to secure a place on October 29," added Kastner.  "In its inaugural year, the Half Marathon was more of a regional event but now mirrors April's Marathon in its dimensions and demographics. Runners and walkers come to this destination event from around the country and, in some cases, around the world."

 

Please visit www.bsim.org to register for the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay on October 29 as well as April's Big Sur Marathon events.