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Issue: #20 Oct. 2013
You Asked For It! Race Registration Will Stay OPEN Until November!

Thanks for the tweets, emails and Facebook posts – we hear you – you need more time. We’ve extended registration for the Malibu International Full & Half Marathon (MIM) and SUPathlon through race weekend. Registration closes on Saturday, November 9, 2013. No excuses!


Sneak peak of the fun that lies ahead
2013 Malibu International Marathon Full Teaser Video


First Ever MIM Cash Purse for Full and Half Marathons

Yes, you still get our beloved medals and our one-of-kind fluffy beach towels. But, just to make things a little more interesting, this year MIM is offering prize money. Details:

For both male and female winners

  • First place will receive - $500
  • Second place will receive - $150
  • Third place will receive - $100
*Note: prize money is the same for the full and half marathon races. We love all our runners equally.

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Saturday - Kids Friendly Expo

Kids can have fun at the Malibu International Marathon Expo. Join us for games and activities like limbo, hula hoop contests, bean bag toss, and more. It's for Kids Run participants and any young ones who want to join you at packet pick up.

Inaugural Kids Run
Join us for our Inaugural Kids Run Malibu - we have a 1K for children 4 and up and a 200m for those 3 and under. Kids receive a race bib, medal, and beach towel.

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On the Course: This Year’s Electrolyte

We’re excited to welcome Accelerade by Pacific Health Lab to this year’s course.

ACCELERADE, is the only sports drink that contains carbohydrate and protein in a patented 4:1 ratio. Research shows that this exceptional formula provides rapid rehydration and helps athletes perform better and recover faster – it extends endurance 29 percent, reduces muscle damage by 83 percent, and improves endurance up to 40% in a subsequent workout.


Official MIM Pre-race Shakeout and Strides Run

Hosted by the Los Angeles Speed Project, the Official MIM Pre-race Shakeout and Strides Run will be held:

ON -- November 9, 8:00am
AT -- Road Runners Sports, Santa Monica

LASP team captain and MIM race director, Blue Benadum, and team, will be on hand to lead the shakeout, followed by a Q&A on race day nutrition.

Volunteers Needed

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From manning water stops to helping with our pre-race Expo, we have a position for you! All volunteers will be provided with a t-shirt, some other perks depending on the position, and the guarantee of a great time!



  • Add to your resume
  • Rack up community service hours
  • Get a phat commemorative shirt
  • Spend a day with friends by the beach
  • Cheer on the runners… in costume?
  • Dress crazy for a nice photo opp
  • Win cool prizes
  • A chance to win $500 for your organization
[ Click here for more details and to volunteer ]

New/Noteworthy: Shopping in Paradise

Last month we tipped you off to our new favorite spots to eat and drink. This time it’s all about retail therapy and what you can score in the Malibu Country Mart. This shopping list is not exhaustive, so for local runners – find us on Twitter and Facebook to weigh-in too!

No cookie-cutter shopping experiences here (Take Pacific Coast Highway north into Malibu and turn right on Cross Creek Road):

Kolletti Bambini
Need something fabulous to bring back for your biggest (and maybe youngest) fan(s)? Stop into Kolletti Bambini a boutique specializing in children’s wear and accessories store for children ages 0-10. They rigorously handpick everything from renowned designers in the U.S., Spain, Italy, France and more.

Diesel, a Book Store
Known for their fascinating selection of titles, riveting author events, diverse staff, and California aesthetic, Diesel, A Bookstore is the cutting-edge independent neighborhood bookstore we all want to spend our days browsing through and being inspired by.

Planet Blue
Malibu is where it all started for this local-star boutique turned international brand. Planet Blue endures to pay tribute to its earthy roots, by leading the way as the lifestyle and fashion destination of Southern California. It offers everything that is fashion, braided with the colorful threads of bohemian beach culture.

Canvas Malibu
Part art gallery and part boutique, CANVAS is a concept store founded on an appreciation of contemporary art and design. Their mission is to reflect the artistry of the day in its various forms and fashions – clothes, shoes, accessories and collectibles. Check out their blog too.

2 weeks Left: Consider Crosstraining

Our friends with Team Christopher and Team for Life (a few of the best around at raising money for cancer) recently reminded us about the benefits of cross training. We thought we pass along the highlights of what we learned.

Whether you’re training for your first half marathon or your fifth Malibu Marathon, cross training is a valuable resource for endurance racing. While running can be amazing for your body, mind, and spirit, doing long stints of the same running motion repeatedly can cause fatigue, injury and even boredom.

Incorporating cross training into your training plan can help you get the most out of your work out and your body.

Cross training teaches your body to use the maximum amount of oxygen needed to be beneficial in your particular sport, but in different forms of exercise. Exercises such as swimming, bike riding, and even walking, strengthen and tone the same muscles we use for running.

The most important tip for an effective cross training routine is to come up with a training plan ahead of time and stick with it!

Need for a reason to run? Join a charity, help them raise funds for their cause, and give meaning to your run by making every mile count.

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.

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