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About Buzz Marathon

SO WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen Elementary School of Kindergarten to 8th grade students. Larsen features cross country and track and field for all children, then volleyball and basketball, for the middle schoolergirls and boys grades 6 to 8.

Buzz Marathon is a Active and Healthy Lifestyle promotion fundraiser for the athletic program at Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel. This is a low income rural school district and funds are used to cover transportation, entry fees, uniforms, referees, equipment, field and course markings, physicals, and when possible scholarships to summer camps for high school bound students to get noticed on entry.

WEATHER

Moderate February climate upper 50′s to mid 60′s by day and upper 30′s to low 40′s overnight. Average annual rainfall is less than 15″ – low relative humidity.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

All races are run on the grounds of Camp Roberts, just north of San Miguel, California. Out-and-back course on paved road with dirt and packed gravel shoulders. Flat to gentle rolling hills, with breathtaking views of oak-studded hillsides, Salinas and Nacimiento Rivers and abundant Central Coast wildlife. Start line is at 620′ in front of gymnasium and rises to 997′ at the marathon turn-around spot.

PARKING

Parking is behind the gymnasium and along (but not on) the parade ground/air field.

AWARDS

T-shirt and finisher dog tag to all participants. Medals in gender and age group categories, trophies to first place male and female in marathon, 1/2 marathon, 5K and Children’s (under age 12) Mile. Door prize drawings courtesy of San Miguel area wineries and merchants. Trophy to first alumnus in the marathon.

COURSE TOUR

A course tour will be available at 4:00pm (1600 base time) – a good chance to get parking/security taken care of before race day.

COURSE RECORDS

  • Marathon Gary Gellin 2:42:36 (2013)
  • Tiffany Gummow 3:27:45 (2013)
  • 1/2 Marathon Benjamin Walker 1:18:59 (2013)
  • Suzanne Forzetting 1:35:54 (2013)
  • 5K Matthew Kwiatkowski 17:34.0 (2013)
  • Mariah Cordova 25:34.0 (2013)
  • Childern’s (under age 12)
  • 0.9 Mile Jeremiah Navarro 5:23.0 (2013)
  • Courtney Walburger 6:48.0 (2013)