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Big Sur Marathon Announces Training Clinics

For  Immediate Release                                            Contact:
                                                                                    Franca Gargiulo
                                                                                    Director Media Relations


Big Sur Marathon Announces Training Clinics


(November 14, 2002 - Carmel, CA) -- The daunting challenge of running one's first marathon has become a little less daunting for first time runners on the Central Coast.  Starting Tuesday, November 19, training clinics for the Big Sur International Marathon will kick off with Mike Dove, top ranked masters runner starting the bi- weekly sessions with the inaugural session, "The Basics."


"The training session is designed to take the trepidation out of the process for those first time runners," remarked Wally Kastner, race director.  "It is designed to get the runners past the wall across the finish line.  The long term hope is that the process will have inspired participants to maintain a running and fitness regimen throughout the year, even when there is no marathon event pending."


This  marks the 6th year that the Big Sur Marathon has partnered with Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.  The 90 minute session are held bi-weekly through May  on  Tuesday evenings, 7 pm at CHOMP's community room A.  Group workouts and training session will be scheduled.  The session of the first part of the series consist of "The Basics," November 19, "The Basics Continued," December 3, "Injury Prevention," December 17, "Diet and Nutrition," January 7.  More information can be obtained by calling the BSIM offices at 831-625-6226.





The 18th annual presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon is set for Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 am.  All proceeds from the event will be distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout Monterey County.  Over the past 16 years, over $900,000 has been distributed to local charities.  For more information, please visit www.bsim.org,