Changes afoot for HMB Marathon
As featured in the Half Moon Bay Review
Eric Vaughan is not stressing though the Half Moon Bay International Marathon is little more than three weeks away.
There are still last-minute details to take care of as Vaughan and his staff of volunteers prepare for the Sept. 29 races. But, overall, all is quiet and calm as those preparations for the marathon, half-marathon and 5K run are coming together nicely.
Entries are now closed as 1,200 runners have signed up to take part in one of the three races, which will be run along the Coastal Trail.More
New Marathon Addition Geared for Children
Program encourages them to "Just Run"
The third Half Moon Bay International Marathon is just 11 days away, and this year’s race will inaugurate the “Just Run” 5-kilometer run in an effort to encourage fitness among local kids.
“Just Run” is a free Web-based program that combats the “alarming rise in childhood obesity” measured nationwide, according to the program’s website. Seventeen percent of California’s adolescents are considered obese, which is three times the rate experienced a generation ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More
Marathon Winners Coast to Victory
Love is in the air on Coastside course
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Officially, it’s known as the Half Moon Bay International Marathon, which this year attracted about 1,200 runners for the full marathon (26.2 miles), half-marathon (13.1 miles) or the 5K fun run.
Unofficially, the race provides a subliminal message for love and romance.More
Cancer Can't Knock Him Off Course
Minnesota man completes 74th marathon in HMB
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Don Wright started to cramp late in his run during the Half Moon Bay International Marathon on Sunday, so he slowed to a walk.
He did complete the race, finishing 15 minutes later than he would have preferred.
In the grand scheme of things, the cramps were not much of a problem. Cancer will give you that kind of perspective.More
2013 HMBIM Contributes $1.56M to San Mateo County Economy
Economic Impact Study by Kent State University Measures Benefits from Influx of Athletes
Half Moon Bay, CA – The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today released the results of an Economic Impact Study conducted by the Department of Economics at Kent State University which outlined the impact made by the 2013 event. The Study showed a total of $594,312 of direct spending by athletes, and another $973,823 in generated indirect spending, with 75% of the 2013 athletes having travelled from outside San Mateo County. In total, the 2013 HMBIM total economic benefit of $1.56m generated an employment impact equivalent to 21 full-time jobs.More