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Posted: February 23, 2016:  

Athletics: Race SLO, McMillan Running Partner for 2016 Events

Comprehensive, proven training program led by coaches Ian Torrance and Emily Harrison available for event entrants; register today and save to be part of the 5th "Endurance Town USA" experience on April 30 - May 1, 2016

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - (February 23, 2016) - Race SLO, the Central Coastís endurance sporting event leader, has renewed its partnership with McMillan Running Company, Inc. for two 2016 events: the 5th San Luis Obispo Marathon, Half Marathon + 5K presented by (April 30 - May 1) and the inaugural SLO Ultra trail races (September 10). McMillan Running, based in Flagstaff, Ariz., is Race SLOís Official Training Program and Training Club.

"McMillan Running will again provide expert training programs specific to our unique race courses and online support through their new Run Club for all levels of our Race SLO participants to ensure they have their best possible race day," said Samantha Pruitt, Race SLO Founder & CEO. "In addition, we welcome nationally recognized McMillan coaches Ian Torrence and Emily Harrison to our training team."

For entrants, the partnership includes unique Training Programs for the SLO Marathon + Half Marathon and SLO Ultra courses through the McMillan Run Club. More information is available at:

McMillan coaches Ian Torrance and Emily Harrison, both national class runners, will provide monthly training tips and share insights that will be posted on the eventís website Training Page and via the eventís social media.

"Ian and I are excited to share our knowledge and experience to help Race SLO entrants reach their training goals and racing potential," said Coach Harrison, a 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.

McMillan Running Company was founded by Greg McMillan as a comprehensive online resource for distance runners. The companyís website and its companion, McRun App, provide a wealth of information for runners as well as training plans, personal coaching and other products and services. McMillan Runningís mission is simple: to help people fulfill their running potential, and to-date, hundreds of runners have received comprehensive training advice with proven results and success. Visit for more information.


Established in 2010 to bring world class sporting events to the beautiful California Central Coast, the Race SLO family of annual events includes the 5th SLO Marathon + Half and Family Fitness 5K (Spring), SLO GranFondo cycling event (Fall) and the inaugural SLO Ultra trail races at Wild Cherry Canyon (Fall).

The Race SLO Team organizes and produces both fun and competitive running and cycling events that create a positive impact on both our participants and local communities.

Come experience the best the California Central Coast has to offer: year-round sunshine, rolling green hills, unspoiled open roads, first class finish lines and more. Come Race SLO: #EnduranceTownUSA

Visit for more information.

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