A man who has been involved witH producing and managing other RACES FOR 3 DECADES, has been named the NEW Executive Director of the Big Sur International Marathon. 52 YEAR-OLD Doug Thurston haS MOST RECENTLY been THE vice president of course operations and community development for the Competitor Group in San Diego (WHICH ORGANIZES the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series). Thurston replaces Wally Kastner, who resigned LAST fall.
THE 28TH ANNUAL BIG SUR MARATHON IS SLATED TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 28TH. THE GROUP ALSO PUTS TOGETHER THE MUD RUN IN SEASIDE, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN 2-AND-A-HALF WEEKS ON MARCH 23RD