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Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Monterey, Big Sur, California, USA | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Race Rundown

Half MarathonSunday, November 11, 20187:00am
5KSaturday, November 10, 20188:30am
Kids RaceSaturday, November 10, 20188:00am




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 - 47°F (8°C)



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




Best Western Plus Victorian Inn1.3 mi (2.1 km) to start
0.8 mi (1.3 km) from finish
Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start
0.6 mi (1.0 km) from finish
Embassy Suites Monterey Bay1.9 mi (3.0 km) to start
2.4 mi (3.9 km) from finish
Hotel Abrego0.6 mi (1.0 km) to start
0.7 mi (1.1 km) from finish
Hotel Pacific0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start
0.2 mi (0.3 km) from finish
Jabberwock Inn1.6 mi (2.6 km) to start
1.1 mi (1.8 km) from finish
Marriott Monterey0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start
0.2 mi (0.3 km) from finish
Merritt House Inn0.5 mi (0.8 km) to start
0.3 mi (0.5 km) from finish
Monterey Bay Inn1.1 mi (1.8 km) to start
0.6 mi (1.0 km) from finish
Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa1.2 mi (1.9 km) to start
0.7 mi (1.2 km) from finish
Portola Hotel and Spa0.4 mi (0.6 km) to start
0.2 mi (0.3 km) from finish
Spindrift Inn1.5 mi (2.4 km) to start
1.0 mi (1.6 km) from finish