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Brenee English, Race Director

Hi! My name is BreneƩ I am your Santa Maria Fitness Series Race Director.

I am a Cal Poly (SLO) alumni who studied Sociology and Psychology. As a natural people person, fitness enthusiast, and running lover my heart is to build community around the sport of running in the Santa Maria area. To provide an opportunity for first time runners or long time racers to come together. I have been running since I joined my middle school track team and haven’t stopped since. Running has had a huge impact on my life. Not only has it given me a physical and competitive outlet but has also taught me about hard work, determination and grit. Three things that have transferred over into my personal and professional life. A few of my favorite things are running (duh!) + crossfit + gluten free muffins + long board skating & spending time with my family and friends, BBQing and dancing like ain’t nobody is watchin! Join me at our first race (January 13th, 2018) and you just might get to see some of my famous dance moves at our post race party! Don’t miss out!

Cheers to healthy living!

BreneƩ English

Our Charity Partner

Santa Maria Valley YMCA

Our charity partner for this event is the Santa Maria Valley YMCA. Your participation in this race will directly benefit their kid’s fitness programs, keeping them healthy and active all year long. Forty percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the Santa Maria Valley YMCA.

Our Sponsors

A special thank you to those local businesses who have provided goods and/or services to help support this event.



Where is the event?
The event is located at the Santa Maria Valley YMCA in Santa Maria, CA.

The full address is: 3400 Skyway Dr Santa Maria, CA 93455

When does the event start?
We will be holding 5K, 10K and a Kids Dash events. Please arrive by 8:00am. The opening ceremony will be from 8:15 to 8:45am. The Kids Dash will be held at 8:45am. The 5K will start at 9am (sharp). The 10K will start at 9:30am (sharp). There will be a free after-race party that will be held from 10am to 12 noon (everyone is welcome).

What is included in my registration?
Since the Santa Maria Fitness Series will be held quarterly, we have decided to forego t-shirts and medals. Instead we have lowered the price and passed the savings onto you. Also, 40% of the net proceeds of your registration goes to the Santa Maria Valley YMCA to directly benefit their kid’s fitness programs. So, by attending this event, you are supporting childhood fitness in Santa Maria and the surrounding area.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Kids Run – Minimum age – 3
5K, 10K – Minimum age – 7

Will there be daycare during the event?
Sorry, no.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free parking is available at the YMCA. If you are looking to carpool, we recommend that you use our Facebook page to try to find a partner.

What can I bring into the event?
If you are coming by yourself or if everyone in your party will be participanting, we recommend that you bring a gym bag to store anything you won’t be using during the race. Note: there will be overlap between the 5K and the 10K. Make sure you bring a hat and sunscreen.

How can I contact the Race Director with any questions?
You can send an email from this webpage.

What’s the refund policy?
Sorry, there are no refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We recommend that you bring your phone with a copy of the registration confirmation left in your inbox.

Can I update my registration information?
Please contact the Race Director.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Sorry, no.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Sorry, no.

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us and we will get back to you ASAP!

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