Next HMBIM Reset to September 18, 2016
Southern Route Bridge Closure Continues - Organizers Devising New Route
Half Moon Bay, CA -- The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that the 2015 event will not be held, as organizers continue to focus on a dramatic adjustment to the current course. The existing course, used for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 events, has been truncated due to a lengthy bridge closure, and Race Organizers are continuing to work on significant course redesign and necessary permitting.
"We set the table with home-run events in our first 3, sell-out years, and we decided to use 2014 to retool for the 2015 event," said Eric Vaughan, HMBIM Executive Director. "At the beginning of the year this was still very much a work in progress, and with no option to even use the previous course, we decided to withdraw the 2015 date now so athletes can plan their running schedule. Building on the success of the Race beginning with the inaugural event in 2011, we are determined to both expand the number of athletes and increase the claim to "26.2 Miles of Running Heaven" through our new course design."
The 2013 event brought athletes from 44 states and 6 countries to the charming, Coastside area of Half Moon Bay, contributing over $1.56 million in direct and economic benefit to the area, as measured by the Kent State University Department of Economics.