Jamba celebrates 25 years of inspiring healthy living and the “Small Town, Big Race” experience on April 24–26

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — (April 22, 2015) — The San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by LeftLaneSports.com celebrates the 25th anniversary of Jamba Juice with the Protein Chocolate Marathon smoothie, specifically designed for participants to recover post-race with the right balance of protein to carbohydrates. The smoothie is exclusively available for participants of the 4th event edition, a San Luis Obispo running tradition, held on April 24–26.

“Celebrating a 25th anniversary is special for any organization, and it’s wonderful to help support all the runners competing in Sunday’s San Luis Obispo Marathon and Half Marathon by offering our special recovery smoothie,” commented Jamba’s local owner and San Luis Obispo native Linda Ozawa Olds.

Jamba will be serving 8oz. servings in the Finishers’ Tent with both dairy and non-dairy options.

Ozawa Olds, who was part of the original management team of the Juice Club that later became Jamba Juice, continues to own and operate nine Jamba locations, including the original location on Foothill and Chorro. This weekend will also mark her fourth year participating in the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half.

“We are thrilled to partner with Linda on this special smoothie that will provide a unique San Luis Obispo offering to all our finishers on race weekend,” said Event Director Heather Hellman. “Jamba has been a wonderful sponsor of our event since Day One, and like Linda, we aspire to be around for many decades to come serving the San Luis Obispo community. We’re honored to be a part of Jamba’s 25th celebration.”

This is the fourth consecutive year Jamba has served as an Official Sponsor of the San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Marathon. Ozawa Olds and Jamba are proud supporters of various locally grown events the people that live in the community and all those travelling to visit the region.

About Jamba

Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Energy Bowls™,Artisan Flatbreads™, baked goods, and snacks. As of December 31, 2014, there were 868 Jamba Juice store locations globally. Jamba is a proud sponsor of “Team Up for a Healthy America” in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes, and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice’s locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1–866–4R-FRUIT (473–7848).

About the 2015 San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K + Children’s Races

The 4th San Luis Obispo Marathon + Half Marathon presented by LeftLaneSports.com will be held on Sunday, April 26 and will take runners through the town’s charming downtown corridor, out into the rolling hills of the renowned Edna Valley vineyards, then back into the city center and onto the iconic Madonna Inn property for a spectacular downhill, panoramic finish. The Family Fitness 5K and Children’s Quarter Mile Dash takes place on the Madonna Inn property on Saturday, April 25.

To register for the upcoming 5th Anniversary edition of the marathon, half-marathon, 5K or children’s races, view course maps, volunteer or for additional SLO Marathon information, go to: www.slomarathon.com/register

The event is organized by Get Off The Couch Potato Sports Productions. To learn more and see our complete race portfolio, visit: www.raceslo.com

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