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SO WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?
Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen Elementary School grades K-8. League fees, referee fees, equipment and uniforms, entry fees for community events and contests/tournaments, physicals scholarships for 8th graders going to high school, and transportation are funded by the Buzz as far as funds will reach.
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.
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′ at the power pole at the corner of Arizona and Ave 14 then rises to 945′ at the marathon turn around at Perimeter and General’s Rd (Kit Fox sign just above the intersection). HQ is in building 5018 Arizona. DUE TO TROOP TRAINING DURING OUR EVENT WE CERTIFIED THE COURSE USING THE RULE THAT RUNNERS MUST STAY TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD AND NOT MAKE ANY SHORTENED ROUTE MOVES AS HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON PREVIOUS COURSE CERTIFICATION.
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Parking is on dirt lot east side of Arizona between California and Ave 15 along (but not on) the parade ground/air field.
T-shirt and finisher medal to all participants. Plaque to first place male and female in each race.
The National Guard Army Museum is hosting packet pickup in the Museum Annex just inside the base security gate from 2-6pm (1400-1800 base time) on Friday the 15th. Race Day packet pickup will be at the HQ building 5018 Arizona beginning at 6AM. Museum open for your enjoyment 10AM-4PM on Saturday.
A course tour by bus may be available at 4:00pm (1600 base time) pending troop training schedule on grounds and course – a good chance to get parking/security taken care of before race day.
Gymnasium closed for renovations so shower availability not known this year to date.
- Marathon Gary Gellin 2:42:36 (2013)
- Tiffany Gummow 3:27:45 (2013)
- 1/2 Marathon Benjamin Walker 1:18:59 (2013)
- Suzanne Forzetting 1:32:28 (2015)
- 10K Pepe Gonzalez 38:24.3 (2016)
- Taryn Jamison 52:40.2 (2015)
- 5K Matthew Kwiatkowski 17:34.0 (2013)
- Jenny Smith 24:13.5 (2016)
- Childern’s (under age 12)
- Mile Jeremiah Navarro 5:23.0 (2013)
- Courtney Walburger 6:48.0 (2013)