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BIG SUR HALF MARATHON ON MONTEREY BAY ON OCTOBER 17, 2004 NEARS SELL-OUT. REGISTRATION OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2004 FOR THE 2005 MARATHON EVENTS

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Franca Gargiulo

Director Media Relations

415-922-2870

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Here's the latest news about both the Half and Full Marathon events.

 

BIG SUR HALF MARATHON ON MONTEREY BAY ON OCTOBER 17, 2004 NEARS SELL-OUT.  REGISTRATION OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2004 FOR THE 2005 MARATHON EVENTS

 

(August 31, 2004 - Carmel, California) -The Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay on Sunday, October 17, 2004 is nearing a sell out, although there are still a limited number of openings for new registrants. Registration is available at www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org.

 

Also, registration opens on September 1, 2004 for the Big Sur International Marathon events on April 24, 2005.

 

Nearly sold out for 2004, the inaugural Big Sur Half Marathon in 2003 did sell out at 4,000 runners and walkers.  For 2004, runners from 41 states have registered for this "destination" event.  One of the most breathtaking half marathon courses in the country, the Big Sur Half Marathon winds through historic Monterey and Pacific Grove, along Cannery Row and the scenic Pacific Grove coastline.  The race ends at the Custom House Plaza, adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf.  An additional 1,000 runners will take part in the Run Forrest Run 5K, beginning and finishing on Cannery Row.  There will also be a one- day Health and Fitness Expo open to the public on Saturday, October 16, 2004.

 

Registration for the 20th Annual Big Sur International Marathon and related events opens September 1, 2004.  The Big Sur International Marathon will be held on April 24, 2005, and over 12,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the Marathon, Power Walk, the Walks, the Relay, and the News 46 5K.  In 2004, all events sold out, and Race Director Wally Kastner expects the race to fill even faster this year.  Kastner states, "We are very excited with our new online registration partner, Active.com.  They are providing the opportunity for us to reach runners all over the country, and new participants are invited to come run or walk the most impressive meeting of land and sea in the world."

 

Register for the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay at www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org and for the Big Sur International Marathon and related events at www.bsim.org.

 

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