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Buzz Marathon #24 and Camp Roberts Open House

Sat February 17, 2024 San Miguel, CA 93451 US Directions

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Camp Roberts
US - 101 Exit #244
San Miguel, CA US 93451


24th annual meditative and serene run is a Boston Qualifier (among others) as well as part of Series Runner. All races are run on the grounds of historic Camp Roberts Army National Guard Reservation, just north of San Miguel, California. Out-and-back course on paved road with dirt and packed gravel shoulders. Flat to gentle rolling hills, with breathtaking views of oak-studded hillsides, Salinas and Nacimiento Rivers and abundant Central Coast wildlife. Some compare course to a trail run. Start line is at 518' at Stop sign on NE corner of California and Arizona and rises to 781' at the marathon turn-around spot. Aide stations located at mile 1.8, 3.8, 5.7, 6.55 (1/2 marathon turn around), 8, 10, 12, 13.1 (full marathon turn around) are stocked with water, Gatorade, bananas, oranges, gels and on return Fritos and M&Ms added. You will truly enjoy this event! 

 COURSE ( #CA13016RS)   <A new and certified course is being developed at the moment - we'll update this info when task is complete.>

Passengers in a vehicle accompanying participant  and persons in a vehicle coming to support a runner and enjoy the Open House and entertainment expo must be on the security list so need to register as a passenger and sign the waiver.

Child care available by request. If your child is in the mile run for the under age 12's we will get them to start line and pickup from the finish. Museum and annex open during race and some military vehicles for viewing/climbing.

New this year: Camp Roberts Open House and an entertainment EXPO sponsored by and to support the MWR Program (Morale, Welfare & Recreation) for the troops on base and training rotation troops year around. It will be on Saturday on the  hill - in front of The Oak and include bounce houses, games, vendors, DJ, and beer garden. These activities are at the start/finish line.

Camp Roberts Entry Requirements: To enter this federal facility you will need current driver's license, current car registration, and current proof of insurance (rental agreement works if you have a rental).  Foreign nationals will need to send copies of passport, photo id/drivers license to the base security DPO (or race director) by February 9, 2024 for vetting. Everyone entering base will be asked to sign a "Hold Harmless" Agreement at security checkin. Try to checkin on Tuesday - Thursday 10am-4pm or Friday as it takes about 10 minutes to process unless you are in the system from last year then it will be 3-5 minutes.

Book lodging early! This is a weekend wine country destination (as well as big 4H/FFA Western Bonanza at the Midstate Fairgrounds) so rooms fill early. Lodging may be available on base by contacting the Billeting Office (805)238-8531.


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