Monterey Bay Half Marathon Hosts Drawing for Trip to Monterey’s Sister-City of Dubrovnik, Croatia


September 26, 2018

Contact: Hillary Gibson

Marketing & Communications

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Monterey Bay Half Marathon hosts drawing for trip Monterey’s Sister-City of Dubrovnik, Croatia

All participants residing in Monterey County are eligible to enter the drawing.


CARMEL, CA — The Monterey Bay Half Marathon is proud to support the City of Monterey’s sister-city relationship with Dubrovnik, Croatia, through its grand prize drawing for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime runcation to the Dubrovnik Half Marathon in April 2019.

All Monterey Bay Half Marathon runners residing in Monterey County can enter to win this grand prize when registering online or at the expo. The grand prize drawing is awarded to two lucky runners during the post-race awards ceremony, held in Custom House Plaza.

The two grand prize packages are provided by the Big Sur Marathon Foundation and the Cities of Dubrovnik and Monterey and include the following:

  • Round-trip airline tickets for two to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Five-nights deluxe hotel accommodations
  • Complimentary entry into the 2019 Dubrovnik Half Marathon & exclusive Run The Wall race
  • Meal allowance to experience this culinary destination
  • Complimentary bus transportation throughout Dubrovnik
  • VIP race package & special event access

Special Sister-City gatherings & luncheons with the cities of Dubrovnik and Monterey

The unique sister-city relationship between the City of Monterey and Dubrovnik, Croatia, started in 2005 to help Dubrovnik develop community-supported events and volunteerism through sports and cultural activities. As a result, the Dubrovnik Half Marathon, 2K Run The Wall, 5K and Kids’ Day were born. Today, delegates from the City of Monterey and Dubrovnik continue to work together and bring guest delegates to both the Monterey Bay Half Marathon and Dubrovnik Half Marathon, respectively.

For Dubrovnik, the impact will be felt through current and future generations. For Monterey, the pride of knowing we helped them succeed, as well as the enormous amount learned just by being a part of the process, will also leave a lasting impression of just how valuable sister-city relationships can be. The cities are bonded as sisters; the people are bonded as friends.

For more information on how to participate in the drawing for a runcation to Dubrovnik, please visit our website.

About the Big Sur Marathon Foundation

The Big Sur Marathon Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create beautiful running events that promote health and benefit the community. Under the brand are four individual race weekends: Big Sur International Marathon in April, Run in the Name of Love 5K and 2K in June, Salinas Valley Half Marathon and 5K in August, and the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, 5K and 3K in November. In addition, the Foundation oversees the award-winning JUST RUN® youth fitness program. #bigsurmarathon

Media Contact:

Hillary Gibson, Big Sur Marathon Foundation / 831-625-6226