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Published on January 15, 2016

Training for a run? Let Big Sur Marathon and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula help

Contact: Monica Sciuto (831) 622-2756

MONTEREY, Calif. — It’s the start of a new year, and you are determined to become healthier and to challenge yourself in a new direction. You want to sign up for a running race, but could use some tips and tricks to send you on your way.

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur International Marathon (BSIM) are here to help. Our experts have teamed for a free lecture and discussion on January 21, Break your Speed Limit. They’ll share strategies and success stories for all running levels – from starting your first 5k to improving your time on your next marathon.

Doug Thurston, race director, BSIM, will provide training and race tips for all levels. One of Community Hospital’s clinical dietitians, Gina Whitely, will recommend what to eat during training sessions, race day eve, and race day. Luke Adan, one of Community Hospital’s physical therapists, will talk about how to prevent running injuries.

Community Hospital and BSIM have been partners for years. Community Hospital is the official medical provider for the Big Sur International Marathon in April and the Big Sur International Half Marathon in November.

The free event starts at 5:30 p.m. in Community Hospital’s main conference rooms, 23625 Holman Highway, Monterey. Registration is required.

Register now

Questions? Call (831) 625-4505.
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of the people it serves. It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between. It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Montage Wellness Center, and business offices. Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at

The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing a world class marathon and related fun events that raise money to benefit local charities, while promoting health and fitness. Find more information about Big Sur International Marathon at

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