Sunday was the 25th running of the Big Sur International Marathon. Our intrepid photographer headed out to take a few photos. (For many more photos, see our Big Sur International Marathon Flickr set. Great scenery Runners pass Carmel River State Beach, Big Sur International Marathon Racers run, waves crash, Big Sur International Marathon Yes, that's Pebble Beach in the far background. Keeping the pace, Big Sur International Marathon Pace runners at the Big Sur International Marathon carry a stick with several balloons on it labeled with the time they are on pace for. This pace runner, shown here near Point Lobos, went the extra mile (no pun intended), exhorting all of the racers around her to push just a little harder. Big Sur International Marathon's great outfits Many racers dress up for the Big Sur International Marathon in fun costumes. Here were some of our favorites. Going green at the Big Sur International Marathon Festive running outfits, Big Sur International Marathon Red boa'd runner, Big Sur International Marathon Runners with flair, Big Sur International Marathon Stars and Stripes Forever, Big Sur International Marathon Na'vi racing, Big Sur International Marathon Yes, that's a Na'vi on the right-hand side of the photo. Team Spirit Many friends band together in unofficial teams for the Big Sur International Marathon. Willis and Willis racing team and fan club, Big Sur International Marathon Willis & Willis racing team. Willis & Willis Racing Team slogans, Big Sur International Marathon Team FML, Big Sur International Marathon Team FML took their name from a popular Internet meme whose full name can't be spoken on a family blog. Team FML, Big Sur International Marathon Cheerleaders Many people stand along the road to cheer the racers on. Why do all the cute ones run away? Cheering on the runners, Big Sur International Marathon Runners also come back after they've completed the race to exhort other runners on to the finish line. Two winners cheer on runners, Big Sur International Marathon A winner cheers on others, Big Sur International Marathon Cheering on other runners, Big Sur International Marathon After he completed his own marathon, this man walked along the course for at least two hours cheering on other runners. He always had one more person he was waiting to bring in. The mile markers Mile marker 24, Big Sur International Marathon Mile 25 marker, Big Sur International Marathon The 26 mile marker, Big Sur International Marathon The joy of victory Happy finishers, Big Sur International Marathon Jubilant finisher, Big Sur International Marathon Big Sur International Marathon, April 25, 2010 - 14 Big Sur International Marathon finish line Did all those photos leave you with the urge to get out and run one of your own? You don't have to wait until next year! The Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay takes place on November 14, 2010, starting in Monterey and going along the coastline through Pacific Grove. Register today on the Big Sur Half Marathon website, and on November 14 you could get a medallion of your own!