Avoid Skipping Recovery
Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.
The Tent City Marathon team has put together an unforgettable race experience! With free race photos, finisher's beer or cupcakes, on-course entertainment, multiple on-course aid stations, post race live music and Post Mileage Yoga, foam roller area, and massage. The Tent City Marathon is sure to be a memorable and fun time on California's beautiful central coast. We have also earned the official sanctioning from the USATF.
Not only does this event feature a decked out course with beautiful rolling hills, but it’s also a fundraiser for The Atascadero Printery Foundation, a group dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating Atascadero's historic Printery Building into a community center for the Arts and Sciences. This makes you a badass that cares.
Packet Pick up is on Saturday from 10am-5pm at the Historic Printery Building. Do not forget your ID! You will sign a waiver (after proving who you are) before receiving your sweet swag bag. If you can’t make it to packet pick up, there is early check in on Sunday morning beginning at 5:30am. Check in will close at 7am so please plan accordingly!
The weather is lovely in April! You will want to dress warmly as it is cold in the morning. Absolutely perfect for running! Just remember the race will continue as planned rain or shine! There are no refunds.
Please visit the Tent City Marathon web site for course info, parking, and complete event schedule.