And a beautiful town at that!
My first race ambassadorship assignment couldn't have been any better. This Racing Staff at SLO Marathon really know how to put on a race! I can't tell you how impressed I was by the entire weekend. I've done a lot of racing in my time and understand how much work it takes to create a racing event. Even through a rain storm on Friday afternoon, they were smiling with positive attitudes. Every detail obviously thought out and taken care of by staff members and volunteers with genuine enthusiasm. They made us feel truly welcome. Even as I was leaving the expo at Madonna Inn, driving through the lot, the parking attendants were so adorable as they waved and smiled, sending me on my way with good wishes. Kudos to SLO marathon!
This is the first time I've raced at SLO. The course is absolutely beautiful. Every mile of the race, from downtown San Luis Obispo, to the vineyards, through the charming neighborhoods, and over a bridge to the Madona Inn trail, were beautiful sites to see. The entire course seemed to be lined with adoring & energetic fans. The local cheering crowd is one of the best I've seen in my racing career. Thank you so much for the fun signs, cheers of encouragement, and motivation.
I am so excited for this race again next year! Register for the SLO marathon, half marathon or 5K here. You'll be glad you did. If you do so before May 4, you'll save a bundle. San Luis Obisbo is a fantastic destination to visit for the sites, the food, the friendly atmosphere, and of course to RUN!