Athletes Will Compete on April 27, 2014

SAN LUIS OPBISPO, CA — The 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon and Half Marathon presented by is proud to partner with the Challenged Athletes Foundation Operation Rebound Program, the premier sports and fitness program for injured military personnel, veterans and first responders. San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half participants can fundraise for the organization by going to the CAF event fundraising page. The SLO Marathon will have injured veterans and first responders participating in the event and competing for awards in the Challenge Athlete category. Challenged Athletes wishing to compete can do so by contacting Race Director, Samantha Pruitt at

“We are so thrilled to have the Challenged Athlete Foundation’s Operation Rebound as a charity partner,” says Samantha Pruitt, Race Director. “We owe so much to these men and women for their service to our country and communities. It’s our pleasure to have them at our race and we hope to grow this program in the future.”

CAF Operation Rebound strengthens the mental and physical well-being of veterans and first responders with permanent physical injuries by providing them opportunities to use sports and fitness to re-integrate into our communities and by empowering them through sports to lead productive, active and fulfilling lives. Participation in Operation Rebound is open to any U.S. veteran or first responder with a permanent physical disability who served honorably.

“We look forward to partnering with the SLO Marathon to raise awareness about the abilities of our injured troops”, says CAF Operation Rebound Program Senior Manager Nico Marcolongo.

Register to run the SLO Marathon or Half Marathon today and help get our injured troops and first responders from the frontline to the finish line.

For additional information about CAF Operation Rebound visit

About the 2014 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K + Children’s Run

The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K takes runners 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 marathon and half takes place on Sunday, April 27.

The 5K race and Children’s Fun Run is held on the Madonna Inn property. The Chase the Pig 5K features a two-loop course and a spectacular downhill finish. The Children’s Run is a fun, easy flat course, great for all ages. The 5K and Children’s Fun Run takes place on Saturday, April 26.

Registration is open. To register for the 5K, marathon or half marathon, view course maps, volunteer or for additional SLO Marathon information, please visit

For more information please contact Nico Marcolongo at 858–210–3525