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Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon

Monterey, Big Sur, California, USA | Sunday, April 29, 2018

Race Rundown

MarathonSunday, April 29, 20186:45am
Marathon Relay | 4 pplSunday, April 29, 20186:45am
21-MilerSunday, April 29, 20186:30am
10.6-MilerSunday, April 29, 20187:00am
12KSunday, April 29, 20187:35am
5KSunday, April 29, 20187:45am
3KSunday, April 29, 20187:35am

 

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Race Perks
BeerBoston QualifierMilitary Discount
Stroller 3K

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)

Transportation

Airport

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
4 mi (6 km) from downtown

Train

None

Accommodations

Best Western Plus Victorian Inn34 mi (55 km) to start
6 mi (10 km) from finish
Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa39 mi (63 km) to start
5 mi (8 km) from finish
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay33 mi (54 km) to start
7 mi (11 km) from finish
Hotel Abrego31 mi (50 km) to start
5 mi (8 km) from finish
Hotel Pacific32 mi (50 km) to start
5 mi (8 km) from finish
Jabberwock Inn33 mi (52 km) to start
6 mi (11 km) from finish
Marriott Monterey31 mi (50 km) to start
5 mi (8 km) from finish
Merritt House Inn31 mi (50 km) to start
5 mi (8 km) from finish
Monterey Bay Inn32 mi (51 km) to start
6 mi (10 km) from finish
Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa32 mi (51 km) to start
6 mi (10 km) from finish
Portola Hotel and Spa31 mi (50 km) to start
5 mi (8 km) from finish
Spindrift Inn32 mi (51 km) to start
6 mi (10 km) from finish