Rusnak BMW Returns as Presenting Sponsor for sold-out Malibu Half Marathon

October 6, 2023

#TheRaceForEveryBODY benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and Girls on the Run LA celebrating 15th anniversary milestone in November

MALIBU, CA – October 6, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE – Run Malibu organizers today announced that longtime race partner Rusnak BMW is returning as the presenting sponsor for the highly anticipated running of the Malibu Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Run presented by Rusnak BMW, set to take place in November at world famous Zuma Beach in Malibu.

The 5K and Kids’ Fun Run will take place on Saturday, November 4th, while runners for the Half Marathon will start the following day on Sunday, November 5th. The local event partnership supports two incredible organizations, the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and Girls on the Run LA, as they continue their mission of empowering and uplifting the youth in the local community.

The sold-out Malibu Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Run presented by Rusnak BMW, celebrating 15 years running in 2023, annual attracts thousands of participants from around the world, including age group athletes, amateur joggers, walkers and fitness enthusiasts. The 13.1-mile half-marathon offers a stunning route along the beautiful coastline of Malibu, providing runners with breathtaking ocean views and an unforgettable experience.

“We are delighted to return as the presenting sponsor for the Malibu Half Marathon and support the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and Girls on the Run LA,” said General Manager, Ken Christ at Rusnak BMW. “These two organizations play a crucial role in shaping the future of our youth by fostering leadership, building confidence, and promoting healthy lifestyles. We are committed to making a positive difference in our community, and this partnership allows us to contribute to the well-being of the children and young adults in Malibu.”

Rusnak BMW returns as the presenting sponsor for the sixth year. As one of the largest BMW dealerships in the country, Rusnak BMW has been serving the community at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall for more than 35 years. Runners will have an opportunity to see the latest and most innovative BMW dream cars.

Rusnak BMW’s commitment to this event reflects their dedication to giving back to the community and supporting causes that make a positive impact on the lives of young individuals. As the presenting sponsor, Rusnak BMW’s logo will be prominently featured in all event marketing materials, including the official website, social media channels and race-day signage. Additionally, the dealership will host a booth at the event expo, where runners and attendees can learn more about the latest BMW models and take advantage of exclusive offers.

The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu has been serving the local community for years by providing safe spaces, mentorship programs, and academic support for children and teens. Girls on the Run LA empowers young girls through physical activity-based programs, encouraging them to be joyful, healthy, and confident individuals.

The Malibu Half Marathon offers an exhilarating and picturesque route that showcases the breathtaking beauty of Malibu’s coastline. As participants lace up their running shoes, they are in for an awe-inspiring journey filled with stunning ocean views, rolling hills, and the serene charm of this coastal paradise.

Starting at Zuma Beach, runners will set off on a course designed to deliver an unforgettable experience. Runners will encounter a challenging yet rewarding course that offers panoramic views of the coastline. The undulating terrain adds an exciting element to the race, requiring both physical strength and mental resilience.

The route takes participants along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, known for its winding roads and awe-inspiring vistas. The sound of crashing waves and the gentle ocean breeze will accompany runners as they immerse themselves in the natural beauty that has made Malibu a renowned destination. The 5K Run/Walk, equally scenic, is a loop around Zuma Beach. The ½ Kids Run is a fast and fun kids only race on the sand ending under the official finish line.

Throughout the course, runners will pass by opulent beachfront estates, nestled amongst lush greenery and overlooking the glistening Pacific Ocean. Crossing the finish line at Zuma Beach, participants will bask in the accomplishment of conquering a course that not only tested their endurance but also allowed them to revel in the unparalleled beauty of Malibu.

Whether you are a seasoned runner looking for a new challenge or a first-time participant eager to embrace the joy of running amidst nature’s splendor, the Malibu Half Marathon promises an extraordinary experience. For more information about the Malibu Half Marathon presented by Rusnak BMW and a complete race weekend schedule of events, visit www.runMalibu.com.


Rusnak BMW is a premier luxury car dealership, committed to delivering exceptional service and the highest quality vehicles to customers in the Malibu area.


Dan Cruz, 619.925.7671


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