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Issue: #24 Dec. 2013
Congratulations Malibu Marathon, Half, SUPathlon & Kids Finishers!

Thank you for choosing the Race to Paradise for your endurance adventure. A record number of athletes came together to watch the sun rise with the dolphins and pound the pavement from Camarillo to Malibu. The Pacific Coast Highway has never seen so many fierce athletes dedicated to accomplishing their goals to the finish line. We loved seeing all of you from LA to Japan and every place in between. The great Pacific misses you already. Come back for more next November!

Round of applause for our winners:

Full Marathon


  1. JESSICA STERN; 3:02:14, age 24
  2. TAMMARA FRANCIS; 3:11:05, age 31
  3. STEPHANIE WURTZ; 3:12:33, age 31


  1. GEORGE KITONGA ; 2:35:10, age 34 (Course Record)
  2. RICARDO RAMIREZ-PACHECO; 2:37:01, age 42
  3. SHAUN MAGUIRE; 2:37:51, age 27

Half Marathon


  1. TRACEE VAN DER WYK; 1:31:06, age 22
  2. DINA KITAYAMA; 1:32:15, age 24
  3. REBECCA MCCULLOUGH; 1:34:27, age 27


  1. RICHARD ZARAZUA; 1:12:18, age 23
  2. JASON LEWIS; 1:14:17, age 31
  3. SCOTT WANDZILALE; 1:15:16, age 30



  1. NANETTE BERCU; 3:00:08, age 42
  2. KELLY MOTYKA; 3:15:14, age 38
  3. EMILY DOLBER; 3:17:46, age 34


  1. PETER DEAVILA; 1:27:40, age 49 (Course Record)
  2. JOE BURSCHINGER; 1:38:57, age 47
  3. MICHAEL KELLEY; 1:39:30, age 47


We <3 Our Volunteers

From the sponsors and donors to the hundreds of individual and group volunteers without whom the Malibu International Marathon would not happen, we humbly thank you.

Volunteer Groups
Volunteers came out in full force the weekend of the Malibu International Marathon. From flashing their pearly whites at the Expo and lugging around heavy tents and barricades at Venue Set Up to making our Water Stops, Start Lines and Finish Line run smooth and with great cheer, our volunteers this year were more than superheroes—they were truly out of this world! They all deserve a BIG pat on the back.
Although we must keep individual names private, we’d like to mention some of the big groups that came out:

• A Runner's Circle
• Alpha Gamma Sigma (PCC)
• Alpha Gamma Sigma (SMC)
• Boys & Girls Club of Malibu Teen Center
• Chaminade College Preparatory
• Conejo Valley Trail Runners
• County Line Community Crew
• CSULA Premedical Honors Association

• Foothill Tech High School Kiwins
• Global Outreach Club at Lycee Francais de Los Angeles High School
• Happy Hour Body
• Lazarex Cancer Foundation
• Malibu Rotary Club
• Nopal Velo Triathlon
• Oxnard High School Varsity Club
• Pepperdine's Delta Gamma
• Woodbury University

And, with the help of some generous donors, we were able to keep our volunteers fed and hopeful for some cool volunteer raffle prizes:

• Aquarium of the Pacific
• Bank of Books
• Los Angeles Dodgers
• Duck Dive Gastropub
• Duke’s Malibu
• Geoffrey’s Malibu
• Howdy's Taqueria
• Islands Restaurants
• Kool N Fit
• Kristy's Wood Oven & Wine Bar
• Original Tommy's World Famous Hamburgers

• Panera Bread
• Ralph's Malibu
• Reel Inn Malibu
• Sea Casa
• The Huntington: Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
• The Natural Cafe
• Togo’s
• Trader Joe’s
• Universal Studios
• Western Bagel

It’s survey time - Your feedback is invaluable
Marathon Survey

This year we beefed up the necessities, decreased our footprint, added more wholesome goodies along the course, expanded the expo at zuma beach. We listened to your suggestions and we’re back for more! Same deal as last time, each completed survey is eligible for Malibu race gear and registration discounts drawing!

[ link to survey ]


[ link to Yelp ]

[ link to Marathon Guide ]

[ link to Facebook ]

Charity Round-Up
Donate to our charities

The year is closing soon, and when doing the numbers, donate to our charities. Malibu International Marathon Association is an approved 501 (C) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Malibu International Marathon Association Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 27-0966816.

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It's the holidays, offer Malibu Marathon!

Join us for the 2014 Edition, and give your firends and family to opportunity to compete with you by offering them an entry to the Malibu International Marathon, Half Marathon or SUPathlon for the holidays.

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The Malibu International Marathon Team
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