Local Businesses Named as Half Moon Bay Marathon Sponsors

Strong support from Half Moon Bay businesses as sponsors of inaugural 26.2-mile race.

The Half Moon Bay International Marathon announced yesterday that local businesses and the will headline the list of sponsors for the inaugural event on September 25.

"Our sponsors are supportive and excited to be a part of the race," said Eric Vaughan, a local runner and Executive Director of the Half Moon Bay International Marathon.

Sam's, the presenting sponsor located at the north end of Half Moon Bay, will serve the pre-race pasta dinner, a tradition for marathoners looking to load up on carbohydrates the night before the race. Sam's will also be on-site at the marathon's fitness expo at Princeton Harbor on September 23.

At the other end of town, the Ritz-Carlton will be the official host hotel for participants. It is a silver-level sponsor.

Other sponsors are Brooks Running for race apparel; Clif Bar, which will provide all on-course nutrition; Princeton gym ; The Graphic Works, a Half Moon Bay design company; ; and , the juice company founded in Half Moon Bay which still has offices in town, despite its acquisition by Coca-Cola ten years ago.  

An official Boston Marathon qualifier, the race will start and finish at Princeton's and take runners past coastal scenery that includes views of the famous and the Point Montara Lighthouse.

The race is not accepting any additional signups for participants, including wait-listed runners, according to Vaughan.

Organizers are still looking for volunteers, however. Those interested in helping can sign up here.

For more information about the Half Moon Bay International Marathon, visit its website.

The organization also announced it will seek green certification from the Council for Responsible Sport. Read more about it in Half Moon Bay Patch by clicking here.

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