April 11, 2016


Julie Armstrong, Marketing Communications Director

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Half Marathon on Monterey Bay

Provides More than $68 Thousand to Local Charities

The Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, a scenic 13.1 mile footrace through Monterey and Pacific Grove has provided $68,675 for 45 local non-profit, charitable and youth organizations from the November 2015 race.

Groups ranging from scout troops to high school athletic teams to human services groups such as Community Partnership for Youth (CPY), Juvenile Impact, the Pacific Grove Music Boosters, Monterey High School’s SPARC program and others have received grant funds in appreciation of their volunteerism with the fall event.

“The Half Marathon on Monterey Bay attracts runners from all 50 states and more than a dozen other countries. Our incredible volunteers are what make the event so successful year after year. Our community is very fortunate to benefit from such dedicated organizations,” said John Mutty, Big Sur Marathon Board Chair.

The Big Sur International Marathon, parent organization to the Half Marathon and three additional local races, has given more than $4 million in direct grant funding since its inception in 1986.

The complete list of groups receiving grants from the 2015 Half Marathon is listed below:

  • Aria
  • Boy Scouts Troop 2
  • Boy Scouts Troop 60
  • Boy Scouts Troop 90
  • CA Nursing Students’ Assn at MPC
  • Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
  • Community Emergency Response Volunteers
  • Community Partnership for Youth
  • DMWR Better Opportunities for Single Service
  • Friends of Monterey Public Library
  • Friends of Pacific Grove Public Library
  • Girl Scout Troop 30609
  • Girl Scout Artemis Leadership Camp
  • Girl Scout Destination
  • Girls Inc.
  • Hartnell Physics
  • International School
  • Juvenile Impact
  • Junipero Serra School
  • Kinship Support Unlimited
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Marina HS Avid
  • Marina HS Cross Country
  • Marina HS National Honor Society
  • Monterey Bay Gymnastics Association
  • Mont. County Assn. of Realtors Charitable Trust
  • Monterey High Wrestlers
  • Monterey High Cross Country Team
  • Monterey Peninsula Voices
  • MPC Child Development Center
  • Navyl Supply Corps Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Chapter
  • NPS Foundation Cycling Club
  • Pacific Grove Police Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association
  • Pacific Grove High School Wrestlers
  • Pacific Grove Music Boosters
  • Pacific Grove Track and Field/Cross Country
  • Pacific Grove Kiwanis Club
  • Pacific Grove Volunteer Firefighters
  • Peacock Acres
  • Return of the Natives Restoration Ed. Project
  • Santa Cruz Track Club
  • Seaside High Softball
  • SPARC – Sports Professions and Recreation Careers Academy at Monterey High School
  • White Stag
  • York School