Santa Rosa Marathon scheduled for next month

July 28, 2013 by  

The Santa Rosa Marathon will take place in August and will include full and half marathons, as well as a 5K race downtown. This event marks the fifth anniversary of the Northern California marathon in Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa is the largest city in the wine region and will provide interesting routes for the participants through Santa Rosa Creek, Prince Memorial Greenway Park, over trestle bridges, through lush farmlands, and past beautiful wine vineyards.

The Santa Rosa Marathon’s Health and Fitness Expo will take place August 23-24 and will feature vendors from across the nation alongside local names, all of which will have products and services related to running. The expo, which will be held at DeLoach Vineyards, is open to the public and admission is free.

The marathon day is set for August 25. Participants in the full and half marathon receive many benefits upon registering. Some of the benefits include a custom race jacket, bottle of wine, free pancakes, wine and beer after the race, and watermelon at the finish line. The marathon is also a Boston qualifier event.

Another event, the Taste of Sonoma County Post Race Festival, will take place in Julliard Park. Many sponsors and vendors will be present at this festival.

Many printer services are needed to organize and handle marathons. Banner printing is a definite order from vendors and organizers. Banners are used within the routes to guide runners along the correct route. They are also used by the vendors in their display areas or booths to note the name of the company and what it offers.