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History of the Marathon in San Luis Obispo

When the 2012 SLO Marathon + Half debuted on April 22, it had been exactly 26 years since the last marathon in San Luis Obispo history. Always the perfect place for a long run, the marathon event in San Luis Obispo had been only a memory since 1986. 
 

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JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program Sets New Records

JUST RUN Youth Fitness Program

11,418 participating students mark a 23% increase over 2012 school year; Slate wiped clean to make way for new school year

JUST RUN, the award-winning youth fitness program of the Big Sur International Marathon, has completed a record year for student and school participation and total miles logged. In the school and after-school based program 11,418 students participated, representing 107 schools throughout the United States. Collectively, the students ran 322,596 miles, with 17 classes awarded for "Running across the USA," a group goal of 3,204 miles or higher.

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Atascadero welcomes new fitness facility

GIVE Fitness Health Club gives back to community

There’s a new club in town and it’s about to change the way people start thinking about working out. This new facility, GIVE Fitness Health Club, was established under the umbrella of its parent company: Working to GIVE, and the grand opening in Atascadero is slated for mid-January.

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UltraPacing for rookies

We’re living through the Big Bang in the ultra-running world; as more runners conquer the marathon, they’re trading up to ultras. Ultra-marathon finishes have increased a whopping 400% over the past five years.

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Biking to end human trafficking

Dug Shelby is riding 5,000 miles cross country

On a handmade recumbent bicycle constructed out of bamboo, Dug Shelby left Paso Robles on Sept. 16 for a 5,000 mile trek to New York on an athletic endeavor to bring about more awareness to the issue of human trafficking.

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Tour of Paso: April 21, 2012

The 4th Annual Tour of Paso Bike Tour, which benefits The Wellness Community of the Central Coast, starts at 8:30 am this coming Saturday, April 21, 2012. Each rider who is participating has raised at least $200 in pledges for The Wellness Community. Following the 35-mile or 7-mile ride, a BBQ Extravaganza and Awards Ceremony will be held at Niner Wine Estates. BBQ is free for riders and children, and additional tickets can be purchased for $25.

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Ex couch potato turns UltraWoman

True, cardiovascular endurance and overall running economy are very important to my UltraWoman goal. However, building foundational strength now- results in raw power and reduced injury risk so that I will be able to log those big miles later on. Longer, leaner and faster. Long distance and Ultra racing require a strong, whole body in order to sustain the endless hours of repetitive pounding, climbing, descending all without breaking down and losing form. Identifying then addressing weak areas before you go big makes perfect sense.

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Ultra Marathon Man and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alumni Returns to Race SLO

Ultra Marathon Man and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Alumni Returns to Race SLO 

Dean Karnazes Joins San Luis Obispo Marathon Weekend Festivities

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Guest Post: Hoot 'n Annie and the Earth Day Food & Wine Festival

When you live in wine country there seems to be a wine related event every weekend which makes it tough to choose the ones to attend…sometimes!
 

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Tackling the Big Sur International Marathon

Coworkers team up for fun & fitness

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for 20 years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” – John Bingham

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