Welcome to Buzz Marathon!

SAVE THE DATE! The 2024 Marathon is right around the corner so mark your calendars for SATURDAY, February 17! Run/walk in person. WMR is hosting an entertainment expo including DJ, vendors, food trucks, bounce house. A massage therapist has volunteered to give 10 minute massage to marathon finishers as well. Security gate opens at 5:45am on race day.

Wine country get-a-way for Presidents Day weekend and annual 4H/FFA Western Bonanza at the Paso Robles Event Center.
Book lodging early. Help celebrate our 24th anniversary run !!

Buzz Marathon Date

USATF #CA13016RS   {new course & certification in progress}                                           

REGISTRATION  OPEN  9/10/2023 – 2/9/2024

 ON: RunSignUp.com        or for         Entry form 24 – email: hornetqueen@buzzmarathon.org and she will send you one which must be postmarked by February 1, 2024 in order to be on security check-in list.

Onsite entries allowed this year Tuesday thru Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday noon to 5pm for additional $20; except for active duty military at original rate through race day.   

**All Foreign Nationals participants must be vetted by the State Department and documentation forwarded to Race Director and Camp Roberts DPTS not later than Feb 10, 2024**                                         

Camp Roberts Entry Requirements for everyone entering base -Please try to checkin between Tuesday and Friday as it takes time to process in through the security office- Driver’s license, vehicle registration (car rental agreement works, too), and current proof of insurance; photo ID for all people 16+ in vehicle. Spectators/passengers in a separate vehicle must register as well to be on security list with participant.

 Saturday, FEBRUARY 17, 2024  <Security gate opens at 5:45AM>                             We will see the 24th anniversary of this great meditative run through the hills and meadows of historic Camp Roberts Army National Guard Reservation in north San Luis Obispo County along the fertile Salinas River Valley. Marathon and half marathon to begin at 7:00 AM, 6:30 for walkers; 8:00 for 10k and 8:30 for 5k; 9:00 for Children under age 12 Mile. Course closes at 3:00 pm.  Child care available if we know ahead to secure volunteers and, if your child is registered for the mile, personnel will get your child to and from the finish line. Museum and Annex open for browsing as well as some vehicle displays for climbing & photo ops. Expo opens @9:00  Packet pickup will be Friday the 16th 1:00-5:00pm in the Museum Annex and Saturday morning from 6-8:30am in The Oaks at the Start/Finish line on the hill above and north of the gym on California just off Last Chance Rd.

  Starting Line is in front of the The Oaks on California just off Last Chance Rd. USATF Certified Course #CA13016RS {new route & certification in progress}
Vehicle support available along course route and at most aide stations supported by the Camp Roberts Fire Department 

Starting at 620′ above sea level the course goes out and back rising to 977′.  It is a quiet, meditative and serene with wildlife spectators, spectacular views, training and research sites; aid stations and latrines located at mile 2, 4.2, 6, 8.25 (half marathon turnaround), 10, 12, 14, 14.9 (full marathon turn around) manned by parents, students, alumni, and community volunteers.

Funds raised support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Department on base for our California Army Reserve National Guard active duty members and their families while soldiers are deployed. Thank you for joining us at this event!

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