2012 USATF 10K Trail National Champion to Make Half Marathon Race Debut at the 2013 Half Moon Bay International Marathon
Half Moon Bay, CA – The organizers of the Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that David Roche, the 2012 USA 10k Trail Running Champion, and his fiancée of one month, Megan Deakins, will be making their debut in the half marathon distance at the 3rd Annual HMBIM on Sunday September 29, 2013. Roche is sponsored by Inov-8.
Roche will be traveling from Washington, D.C. where he is currently engaged in a fellowship on public interest environmental law at the Environmental Law Institute. Deakins, a Stanford Medical School student and an accomplished runner herself with four recent wins in the San Francisco Bay Area, will reunite with Roche for the first time since they were engaged in August 2013.More
New Marathon Addition Geared for Children
Program encourages them to "Just Run"
The third Half Moon Bay International Marathon is just 11 days away, and this year’s race will inaugurate the “Just Run” 5-kilometer run in an effort to encourage fitness among local kids.
“Just Run” is a free Web-based program that combats the “alarming rise in childhood obesity” measured nationwide, according to the program’s website. Seventeen percent of California’s adolescents are considered obese, which is three times the rate experienced a generation ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.More
2012 Half Moon Bay International Marathon Men’s and Women’s Champions to Return to 2013 Event
Half Moon Bay, CA – The Half Moon Bay International Marathon (HMBIM) today announced that the 2012 men’s and women’s champions will be returning to defend their title at the 2013 event. The 2012 overall winner, Kimberly O’Donnell will join the men’s winner, Ryan Neely, at the starting line of the event to be held September 29, 2013. Both athletes also set new HMBIM course records in 2012.More