About Us


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SO WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen Elementary School grades TK-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.

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.

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PARKING

Parking along (but not on) the parade ground/air field on Arizona from California south.

AWARDS

T-shirt and finisher medal to all participants. Plaque to first place male and female in each race. Awards to age group male and female for each race returns this year. All marathon finishers 21 and older receive a bottle of wine as long as donated supply lasts.

New this year: The Camp Roberts MWR will host an expo on the gymparking lot and inside the Athletic Center for your enjoyment and to support the CalGuard Morale/Welfare/Recreation programs on base. Bounce house, games, and vendors will be featured.

CampRoberts.pdf

PACKET PICKUP

The National Guard Army Museum is hosting packet pickup in the Museum Annex just inside the base security gate from 1-6pm (1300-1800 base time) on Friday the 17th.  Race Day packet pickup will be at the gymnasium (start/finish) beginning at 6AM. Museum open for your enjoyment 10AM-4PM on Saturday.

COURSE TOUR

A course tour by bus might 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 reopen at starting line so showers available this year – bring your own towel.

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 1:32:28 (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)