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With NEW lululemon ‘Athlete Recovery Lounge’ Featuring Free Jamba Juice & Wine

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – (March 12, 2018) – Race SLO is proud to introduce Pacific Premier Bank as the presenting sponsor of the seventh annual SLO Marathon and Half Marathon, and the inaugural Relay races. Starting and finishing at the landmark Madonna Inn and Meadows, the Central Coast’s largest running festival slated for April 28 and 29 includes a marathon, half marathon, two relay races, 5K and two kids races.

Pacific Premier Bank prides itself on their commitment to providing unparalleled client service and strong support for businesses, individuals, and nonprofit partners in the communities they serve. “We welcome the opportunity to partner with Race SLO, the Central Coast’s endurance sport leader, and support their mission to create social and economic impact through human experiences,” said Market President, Rob Osterbauer.

A new and improved marathon and half course will take runners and walkers through the streets of beautiful San Luis Obispo and out along the rolling hills of the Edna Valley. New this year are two relay races, a 4-person marathon team relay and a 2-person half marathon team relay, perfect for new runners and walkers who prefer to spread out the miles with their friends. There truly is something for everyone at this SLO Spring tradition endurance festival.  

After crossing the finish line Sunday, all racers are given free access to the Athlete Recovery Lounge hosted by lululemon, featuring yoga sessions, pro-athlete meet and greets, a free Jamba Juice and for those 21 years and older a free glass of wine. Runners, walkers and spectators will all enjoy a Race SLO first class post-race celebration, solar powered by Pacific Energy Company, with live music, Lagunitas brew, fresh food vendors and more!

For more information or to register for the SLO Marathon, Half Marathon, Relays, 5K and Kids races, visit

About Race SLO

Established in 2008 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO endurance event portfolio includes the inaugural California Warrior Experience (Spring 2018), 7th SLO Marathon + Half, Relays and 5K plus Kids Races (Spring 2018), 3rd SLO Ultra trail races (late Summer 2018) and the recently added US Trail Running Conference (late Summer 2018).

The Race SLO Team produces both fun & competitive endurance sporting events year-round to create human connection through fitness and raise funds for local nonprofits: Jack’s Helping Hand, The Land Conservancy of SLO, Team Red, White & Blue and SLO County Parks projects. Visit for more information.

“Through human experiences, we create social & economic impact to share our legacy.”

Race SLO Mission


About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Premier Bank, one of the largest banks headquartered in Southern California with approximately $8.0 billion in assets. Pacific Premier Bank is a business bank primarily focused on serving small and middle market businesses in the counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California as well as Clark County, Nevada. Through its 33 depository branches, Pacific Premier Bank offers a diverse range of lending products including commercial, commercial real estate, construction, and SBA loans, as well as specialty banking products for homeowners associations and franchise lending nationwide.