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.
Half Moon Bay International Marathon Resets Next Event Date to 2015
Organizers Planning Major Changes to Course to Take Event to Next Level
Half Moon Bay, CA – The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that the organization has shifted its planning fully to the 2015 event to be held September 20, 2015. The race, which just concluded its 3rd successful event in 2013, will not be held in 2014. The change in focus enables organizers of the event to continue its aggressive growth targets and reputation as a “world-class running event in one of America’s most charming small towns.”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
Half Moon Bay International Marathon featured in Local Magazine
Half Moon Bay Review Magazine Features Local Organizations
The November 2013 edition of the Half Moon Bay Review Magazine featured local area organizations making a difference in the community. The Half Moon Bay International Marathon was featured as part of the coverage.More
Cancer Can't Knock Him Off Course
Minnesota man completes 74th marathon in HMB
As featured in the
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
Marathon Winners Coast to Victory
Love is in the air on Coastside course
As featured in the
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
2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon Men’s and Women’s Champions Repeat, Shatter Own Records, at 2013 Event
Half Marathon Winners Also Set New Course Records for Half Marathon Distance
Half Moon Bay, CA – Over 1,200 runners from 40 states and six countries greeted a glorious morning sunrise preparing to run in the 3rd annual 2013 Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) on Sunday, September 29, 2013.More
Half Moon Bay Patch Publishes HMBIM Athlete Stories Part 5 of 5
The Half Moon Bay International Marathon is this weekend, Sept. 28-29. One runner will run with a pink rose in loving memory of his wife. For another, running has new meaning since the Boston Marathon bombing. Here are their stories for the Half Moon Bay International Marathon this weekend.More
Half Moon Bay Patch Publishes HMBIM Athlete Stories Part 4 of 5
The Half Moon Bay International Marathon is this weekend, Sept. 28-29. One runner lost 40 pounds working with a trainer. Another runner rediscovered how important running is to his life. Here are their stories for the Half Moon Bay International Marathon.More
Half Moon Bay Patch Publishes HMBIM Athlete Stories Part 3 of 5
The Half Moon Bay International Marathon is this weekend, Sept. 28-29. One runner runs hoping to kick his cancer down the road ahead of him. Another runner runs in a pack that spans three generations. Here are their stories for the Half Moon Bay International Marathon.More