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Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon

Monterey, Big Sur, California, USA | Sunday, April 28, 2019

Race Rundown

MarathonSunday, April 28, 20196:45am
Marathon Relay | 4pplSunday, April 28, 20196:45am
21-MilerSunday, April 28, 20196:30am
11-MilerSunday, April 28, 20197:00am
12KSunday, April 28, 20197:35am
5KSunday, April 28, 20197:35am
3KSaturday, April 27, 20198:00am


The Big International Marathon is a point-to-point course run on scenic CA Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel the last Sunday each April. Towering redwoods, crashing waves, coastal mountains and verdant pastures are featured on this bucket list course. The centerpiece of the course is the iconic Bixby Bridge, located at the halfway point of the race, where you’ll be greeted by a tuxedo-ed musician playing a Yamaha Baby Grand Piano.


Race Perks
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Why We Love It

The city of Monterey is located within the rugged region of Big Sur. Blending outdoor activity with beach relaxation, it is best known for scenic views, the Pacific Coast Highway (or Highway 1), 17-Mile Drive, water adventure, sea otters, and Pebble Beach Golf Links. Also worth a visit is the tucked away area of Carmel, home to vineyards, inns, and exceptionally dog-friendly establishments.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Point Sur Lighthouse

Constructed to reduce the hazard of shipwreck after the California Gold Rush, this lighthouse sits on volcanic rock.

McWay Falls

An 80-ft (24 m) waterfall that empties into the sand directly in front of the ocean.

Julia Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Park where rugged landscape, trails, beach, turquoise waters and giant redwood trees converge. Activities: bike camp, fish, hike, picnic, swim.

Fisherman’s Wharf

A tourist spot with seafood restaurants, shops, whale-watching departures, and oftentimes a few sea lions.

El Estero Park

A park geared towards younger children with playgrounds, climbing walls, maze, tunnels, and slides.

Cannery Row

A bustling waterfront street lined with shops and restaurants popular amongst tourists.

Bixby Creek Bridge

Aesthetically beautiful and often photographed bridge created to connect Big Sur with the rest of California.

Average Temperature

High - 63°F | 17°C Low - 46°F | 8°C



Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)