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Elite Ultramarathon Champion Scott Jurek Selected as Special Guest Athlete at 2011 HMBIM

Elite Ultramarathon Champion Scott Jurek Selected as Special Guest Athlete at 2011 HMBIM

8.15.2011

August 15, 2011-Half Moon Bay, CA - The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that famed ultramarathon champion and elite athlete Scott Jurek has been selected as the special guest athlete at the inaugural event to be held September 23, 2011. 

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Half Moon Bay International Marathon Course Certified by the USATF

Half Moon Bay International Marathon Course Certified by the USATF

8.11.2011

August 11, 2011 - Half Moon Bay, CA  - The organizers of the Half Moon Bay International Marathon announced today that they had received official notice of official certification by the USA Track and Field (USATF) organization of the Event's course. A certified course enables athletes to use the race as an official qualifier for races including the Boston Marathon. 

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Celebrated athlete Dean Karnazes to be the Special Guest Athlete for the 2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon

Celebrated athlete Dean Karnazes to be the Special Guest Athlete for the 2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon

7.15.2012

The organizers of the 2nd annual Half Moon Bay International Marathon today announced that renowned endurance athlete, philanthropist, and bestselling author, Dean Karnazes will be the special guest elite athlete at the 2012 event. Karnazes, one of the most visible ambassadors for the running and endurance communities anywhere in the world brings his message of fitness, health and enthusiasm to the events to be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012. 

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Running on the Coast: Half Moon Bay International Marathon

Running on the Coast: Half Moon Bay International Marathon

9.1.2011
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Marathon to Pump $1 Million into Local Economy

Marathon to Pump $1 Million into Local Economy

7.23.2012

As Reported July 23, 2012

The Half Moon Bay International Marathon is still two months away, but organizers already have good news for the business community. "The event is sold out again," stated Eric Vaughan, Executive Director of the marathon. "So far we are bringing over 600 hotel nights to the Coastside/Bay Area. If you do the math, we're easily bringing over $1 million in direct economic benefit to our community!"

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2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon Sells Out

2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon Sells Out

8.6.2012

Half Moon Bay, CA - Organizers of the 2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) announced today that the event is completely sold out in all events. Athletes from 35 U.S. states, American Samoa and 6 countries will make up a field of 1000 runners across 4 events. This includes the returning champions from 2011, Scott Dunlap and Jennifer Pfeifer. In 2012, registration slots were doubled to increase the number of athletes from 2011, and the event, now in its 2nd year, still sold out quickly. 

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Half Moon Bay International Marathon Partners with Brazzle Berry for Volunteer Drive

Half Moon Bay International Marathon Partners with Brazzle Berry for Volunteer Drive

8.23.2012

Half Moon Bay, CA - The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) and BRAZZLE BERRY Half Moon Bay are teaming up to sponsor a Volunteer Drive for the upcoming HMBIM race. On Saturday, August 25, and September 15, HMBIM staff will be on hand at the BRAZZLE BERRY Frozen Yogurt store's flagship location in Strawflower Village in Half Moon Bay to answer questions and to make it easy to sign up volunteers. In return, everyone who signs up as a volunteer will receive a FREE 5 oz serving of BRAZZLE BERRY frozen yogurt. 

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Guinness World Record Holder to Run Half Moon Bay International Marathon

Guinness World Record Holder to Run Half Moon Bay International Marathon

8.27.2012

Half Moon Bay, California - The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that Yolanda Holder, the reigning World Record Holder for the most number of marathons completed in a single year by a woman, will be running the 2012 HMBIM. Holder, who is competing in the September 23 event as her 80th marathon during the year, is on pace to break her own world record of 106 marathons in 2012. 

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HMBIM Extends its Focus on Greening Events through Roaming Packet Pickups

HMBIM Extends its Focus on Greening Events through Roaming Packet Pickups

9.7.2012

Half Moon Bay, CA - Leaders of the Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) announced an innovation to the traditional race procedure of packet pickup which improves the Green aspects of their event. For the 2012 event, the HMBIM team will provide roaming packet pickup at 4 different locations in the San Francisco Bay Area where many of the registered athletes reside. The organization will provide 2 pickup days in a Bay Area Peninsula location, 2 pickup days in downtown San Francisco, and 1 in the East Bay, concluding with 2 pickup days in Half Moon Bay.

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Half Moon Bay Patch Publishes HMBIM Athlete Stories Part 1 of 4

Half Moon Bay Patch Publishes HMBIM Athlete Stories Part 1 of 4

9.18.2012

As published in the Half Moon Bay Patch:

Race Week: Runners in Their Own Words [Part 1 of 4]

The Half Moon Bay International Marathon is this weekend, Sept. 22-23. Here are stories by some of the runners and their reasons for participating in this Coastside event. Half Moon Bay is currently in "Race Week"  with only five more days to go before the Half Moon Bay International Marathon welcomes 1,000 runners from 35 states and six countries, set to run 26.2 miles starting from Pillar Point Harbor along the Pacific coastline.

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