San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Partners with Pinnacle Training Systems to Offer Training and Nutrition Programs

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — The San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half presented by LeftLane Sports has partnered with Pinnacle Training Systems to offer training and nutrition programs for its three races taking place April 6 & 7, 2013. Pinnacle Training Systems’ programs are based on proven sports science, the principle that every athlete is different and coached by certified professionals. Programs are put together for each individual to progress at their own pace and reach the finish line. Participants can register now for all programs.

“Whatever level athlete you may be, goal you may have or if this is the first time you’ve taken on this type of endeavor, Pinnacle Training Systems will help you reach that goal,” says Heather Hellman, SLO Marathon event director.

Pinnacle Training Systems has trained first-timers and competitive athletes alike. Local programs will begin in December (marathon) and January (half marathon and 5K) and will be managed by Tara Kulikov, Director of the Central Coast Pinnacle Training Systems. All Pinnacle Training System coaches for the spring event are highly educated, experienced and motivational to keep every level athlete on track.

“Pinnacle is thrilled to be the official training sponsor of the SLO Marathon for a second year In a row,” sats Tara Kulikov, Regional Director. “Both the race and the training program had an extremely successful year in 2012 and we are excited to offer athletes even MORE training options in 2013. We have numerous online programs covering nutrition and training for all levels of athletes near or far and we anticipate a bigger and even better SLO Marathon race experience in 2013!”

About the San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K

Keeping the same highly regarded course for 2013, the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half takes participants through the town’s charming downtown corridor past the old Fremont Theatre, by Mission San Luis Obispo and through neighborhoods with historic Victorian and Craftsman bungalows, out into the rolling hills of the renowned Edna Valley vineyards and farm land, then back into the city center, past Railroad Square and onto the iconic Madonna Inn property for a spectacular downhill, panoramic finish in the shadow of Cerro San Luis.

The 5K race is held on the Madonna Inn property, featuring two loops and a spectacular downhill finish. The Children’s Fun Run will also be held on the Madonna property.

Registration is open for all races. To register, view course maps, volunteer or for additional SLO Marathon information, please visit