A local organization is looking to bring a little life and some much-needed funds back to the oldPrintery Building in Atascadero.
The Tent City Marathon, held on Sunday, raises money to help restore the building. The money raised this year is specifically going towards maintenance of the Printery Building.
Printery Foundation leaders say they have a lot of work ahead of them.
“It’s millions of dollars, millions of dollars. This race is meant for some of the smaller bills that we have to pay, in order to get to that point,” said Victoria Hartt, Tent City Marathon’s Race Director.
This is the second year the Printery Foundation has put on a marathon event. Every year, the race is a hit and people from all over the country participate.
For some, the marathon is a practice for other races. For others, the race part of the training they do for their job.
“(Fire) season is coming right around the corner, so I figured this is just the first part of my training and from here it’s just time trials and mountain hikes and stuff like that from here on out,” said Jeff Shutt, who is a firefighter for Los Padres National Forest.
The Printery Foundation wants to make the Tent City Marathon a yearly thing. Organizers say it will take years for the building to be complete. When it is, it will be a mixed-use building.