The Malibu international marathon has been a fun, recreational event throughout its brief existence.
“We have barefoot runners and normal runners and we all run multiple races throughout the year,” said Hale Kpetigo, the race’s director. “We’re a small and a young race.”
Its fourth edition, to take place Sunday, will have a more serious purpose.
The marathon and accompanying half-marathon have opened their doors to runners who planned to participate in last Sunday’s New York marathon before that race was can celled in deference to the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy around the New York area.
Late Malibu entrants are being offered a discount on entry fees, and part of the fees will be donated to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.