About Us

SO WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs for the California Army Reserve National Guard soldiers stationed and “visiting” for training on base. Offers support to the soldiers and their families during deployment as well.

REGISTRATION: Online at RunSignUp.com; In person ($20 more) 2/13-15 10AM-4PM and 2/16 1PM-5PM. 2024

Camp Roberts Entry Requirements: Driver: Driver’s License, Current vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if out of date, you will be turned away). All passengers 16 and older need photo ID. People entering in a different vehicle but not participating in race must follow the same security measures. If possible, take care of your security clearance between 10 and 4 Tuesday thru Friday 2/13-16/2024

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/Finish line is at 518′ at Stop sign on NE corner of California and Arizona and rises to 781′ at the turnaround point. Aide stations are placed every two miles except where location will assist runners in making correct turns. The locations are: mile 1.6, 3.6, 5.1, 6.55 (half marathon turnaround), 8, 9.9, 12, and 13.12 (full marathon turn around. Stations have water, Powerade, bananas, oranges, gels, and latrines.

Boston Qualifier: USATF #CA13016RS {new route and certification in progress}

PARKING

Parking on Convoy Parking Lot on California at Montana. Short walk to the start/finish line.

Open House and Expo on Convoy Parking Lot on California and Arizona.

AWARDS

T-shirt and finisher medal to all participants. Ceremony at noon to present Plaque to first place male and female in each race and 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.

The Camp Roberts MWR will host an expo on the convoy parking lot by the Camp Roberts OPEN HOUSE activities for your enjoyment and to support the California Army Reserve National Guard Morale/Welfare/Recreation Program on base. Bounce house, games, food truck, 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 16th.  Race Day packet pickup will be at Building 5018 on Arizona 75 yards from Start/Finish beginning at 6AM. Museum open for your enjoyment 10AM-4PM on Saturday. Packets may be picked up and security clearance handled Tuesday thru Thursday 10am-4pm February 13 – 15 in the emergency service trailer near security building. Checking in during this time for security clearance highly recommended to ease the crush on Friday and 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.

COURSE RECORDS for the #CA13016RS course

  • 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)