One of California’s most scenic marathons is gearing up.
According to an article posted on Running USA, the 28th edition of the Big Sur Marathon takes place in Northern California.
The annual event is more than just a marathon with a total of six races (marathon, relay, 21, 10.6 and 9 miles and a 5K) taking place over the weekend.
Three years ago, the organizers for the marathon decided to create a new category of runners called the Boston 2 Big Sur (or B2B) Challenge.
These runners complete the Boston Marathon followed by the Big Sur Marathon — a time period of either six days or 13 days later.
Given the recent tragedy in Boston, this category takes on a special meaning this year.
A total of 400 runners signed up to take the challenge and even though many couldn’t finish Boston due to the bombings, organizers decided to grant them a B2B finisher’s medallion.
Nearly 9,000 runners will take part in this weekend’s festivities.
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