Blue Monkey Named Official Coconut Water Sponsor of San Francisco Marathon

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Family-owned Blue Monkey Coconut Collection, formed in response to the demand for quality, not-from-concentrate coconut water, is the official coconut water sponsor of the San Francisco Marathon, it was announced today.

Local to Northern California, Blue Monkey will proudly be handing out their pure coconut water cans to runners at the finish line on June 16, 2013. Participating athletes will also receive a Blue Monkey gift in their virtual race bag and attendees and visitors at the event will have an opportunity to try the coconut water in the finish line area as well.

100% pure – not from concentrate, with nothing added and preservative free, Blue Monkey’s Coconut Water is a naturally great source of minerals and electrolytes. Characteristically low in fat and calories and free of cholesterol, it contains a natural balance of sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium ideal for hydrating runners.

Blue Monkey will also be sampling and selling a variety of their products at the San Francisco Marathon Expos, including the brand’s new Coconut Chips, 50/50 Juice Blends, Coconut Milk Drink and Coconut Coffee Beverage. The Expos are open to the public and held at the Concourse Exhibition Center on June 14 and 15.

“Coconut water is the optimal beverage for replenishing runners. Its high potassium content works with sodium to help optimize muscle contractions and has enough carbs to help fuel endurance. At Blue Monkey, we keep our coconut water as pure as possible, never from concentrate and always free of preservatives – something we know runners appreciate.”

Blue Monkey Coconut Water is available in BPA-free, recyclable cans sealed to preserve freshness and prevent exposure to any potential contaminants. The products are available at natural and mainstream retail markets nationwide throughout the U.S. and Canada and online at

About Blue Monkey Coconut Collection

Founded in 2010 by the husband and wife team of Simon and Mary-Jane Ginsberg (the pair behind the successful Ice Age Glacier water brand), all Blue Monkey coconut products feature 100% pure coconut – not from concentrate, with nothing added and preservative free. The Blue Monkey Coconut Collection is a full beverage line including juice blends and instant coconut water.

About The Wipro San Francisco Marathon

Projected to draw 25,000 runners this year, the 36th running of The Wipro San Francisco Marathon will take place onSunday, June 16, 2013. Known for its beautiful scenic views, The Wipro San Francisco Marathon is the only race that runs in the roadbed of the Golden Gate Bridge. The USA Track & Field-certified Boston Marathon qualifier race starts at the Ferry Building, runs along the Embarcadero, over the Bridge, along the coastline, through Golden Gate Park and the Haight-Ashbury District and past AT&T Park before finishing in front of Cupid’s Arrow. Marathon events include a Full Marathon, two Half Marathons, a 5K/Progressive Marathon and the fourth annual Kids Race.