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Buzz Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date February

About Buzz Marathon

This great meditative run takes you through the hills and meadows of historic Camp Roberts Army National Guard Reservation in north San Luis Obispo County along the fertile Salinas River Valley. All racers can expect to see abundant wildlife, lots of rivers and lakes, tree-shaded hillsides, and flocks of sheep who are oftentimes the only “spectators” you’ll find along the serene and peaceful course.

Revenue from Buzz Marathon helps fund the athletic programs at Lillian Larsen Elementary School grades K-8, and USAWOA Gold Coast Chapter projects such as the Sacramento Children’s Receiving Home.

Practicalities

Accommodation

Western States Inn San Miguel, Paso Robles Wine Country Inn

After Race Services

Post-race gift, runners got to choose a bottle of wine from a local winery.

Aid Stations

Aid stations and porta potties every 2 miles.

Award Medals

T-shirt and finisher medal to all participants. Plaque to first place in each race.

Maximum Time

7 hrs

Parking

Parking is behind the gymnasium and along (but not on) the parade ground/air field.

Buzz Marathon Route Map

Buzz Marathon Route Map

Start:

Gymnasium

New Mexico Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

Difficulty

rolling

Highlights

Camp Roberts Museum

Salinas Valley

Overview

From the starting line, runners follow an out-and-back route that begins at an elevation of roughly 670 feet above sea level and, over the course of the race, drops to an elevation of about 550 feet before bringing runners back up to the finish line. Most of that climb, organizers add, occurs between mile markers 4 and 6, so runners get a dose of the steep change in elevation early in the race. 

The start finish is located at larger headquarters/staging area: the gymnasium on New Mexico across the street from the Camp Roberts Museum.


Buzz Marathon Trivia

Camp Roberts is named after Harold W. Roberts, a World War I Medal of Honor recipient.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.