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Salinas Valley Marathon

Team Taylor had an astonishing 44 runners in this year’s Salinas Valley Marathon and two dozen volunteers! This 13.1 mile destination race began at the historic Soledad Mission and gently winded north alongside the base of the Santa Lucia mountains. Runners passed through wineries, vineyards and fields of row crops before crossing an idyllic finish line at Pessagno Winery.

After the marathon, SVHM hosted their annual “Finish Festival” which featured a live band, wine and a BBQ for all participants. Taylor Farms had a booth on display during the finish festival, where employee volunteers handed out an assortment of our wildly popular snack trays; (list with hyperlinks to website product page).

Taylor Farms is a founding sponsor of the marathon, whose focus is to promote the Salinas area in a healthy and positive way. The destinations event ties in local wineries and produce companies to raise awareness of the local businesses that have been farming in the Salinas Valley for generations.

Profits from the event benefit numerous organizations including:

Soledad Mission

Salinas YMCA

Sun Street Center

One Fund Boston, Inc.

Grower Shipper Foundation

Hartnell Community College

Notre Dame Cross Country

Hartnell Track & Field

Soledad High School

Salinas High School

Central Coast YMCA

Palma High School