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



For Immediate Release

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. 

The Volunteer Drive will take place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, on Saturday August 25 and September 15, at Strawflower Center, 80 North Cabrillo Hwy. Suite M, in Half Moon Bay.  Volunteers of the HMBIM join with many others from the community to make the event happen, receive a FREE HMBIM shirt, and enter into a chance to win one of several local business giveaways. 

"BRAZZLE BERRY is proud to support and be a part of the 2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon event," said Barry Brazzle, Chief Berry Officer. "We recognize the amazing contribution the HMBIM is making again in 2012 and we are happy to entice people to come join in the fun with the best frozen yogurt around!"

"The HMBIM is very appreciative of BRAZZLE BERRY's support to sponsor the Volunteer Drive," said Eric Vaughan, HMBIM Executive Director. "In 2012 we're contributing over $1mm of direct economic benefit to the Coastside and the greater Bay Area by supporting the athletes who are traveling to the race, and we want the community to come join the fun and volunteer!"

The 2nd running of the sold-out HMBIM, to be held September 23, 2012,  features 1000 athletes from 35 states and 6 countries, along with world renowned athlete and author, Dean Karnazes, as the official guest of the race. The all volunteer force works together to ensure the race exceeds everyone's expectations, and sets a great example for Half Moon Bay as a community event. Full information on the event is available on the Web at http://halfmoonbayim.org


About the Half Moon Bay International Marathon:

Featuring "26.2 Miles of Running Heaven", the Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) was founded in 2011 to showcase the unique beauty of the California coast along with some of the best weather a marathon athlete could ever hope for. The inaugural event in 2011 featured athletes from 25 states and 4 countries and sold out in two months despite very little promotion. An official Boston Qualifier event sanctioned by the USA Track and Field organization, the HMBIM also focused on creating an eco-friendly event to consider the precious coastal community and worked to attain official status with the Council for Responsible Sport, receiving the coveted Gold Certification from this organization in the Event's very first year. The HMBIM features a full and half marathon and 10k and 5k events all on the same day.


BRAZZLE BERRY is committed to providing an unparalleled consumer experience by offering self-serve yogurt in a clean, natural and relaxing atmosphere. Motivated by the healthy alternative that all natural yogurts offer, and inspired by the Brazilian culture and commitment to the acai berry, BRAZZLE BERRY strives to establish a dominant market leadership position in the health food sector within five years. 

While the rapid growth of the self-serve yogurt industry has put little differentiation between true healthy alternatives and phony impersonators, BRAZZLE BERRY believes in serving only the highest quality, all-natural and freshest ingredients.