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Let's clear up two misconceptions right now. The Big Sur Half Marathon doesn't take place in Big Sur, and there are far more events involved than the titular half-marathon.
The full name of the event is the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, referring to both its sister event, the Big Sur International Marathon, and to its physical location, largely along the shores of Monterey and Pacific Grove. And though the invariably sold-out Half Marathon on Sunday, November 18 is the crowning event of the weekend, there are many other activities surrounding it.
Big Sur Half Marathon: Book Your Hotel Now!
The Big Sur Half Marathon is one of the region's most popular events. For your convenience the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, your trusted source for accommodations and vacation packages, provides an easy way to book your stay during the Big Sur Half Marathon. Click here for online reservations!
Health and Fitness Expo
The Health and Fitness Expo at the Monterey Conference Center is free! Over 35 vendors will be on hand showing and selling the latest in fitness and health-related products and gear. Participants in the weekend's races can pick up their bib numbers and other event goodies. Free and open to the public.
Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K
Not quite ready for a half-marathon? You can still run - or even walk - in the all new Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K on Saturday, November 17. This event, with a course just over three miles long, showcases the downtown and scenic coastline of Pacific Grove and is open to anyone in good health ages 5 and up. Register at the official web site.
Just Run 3K
Children can also participate in the Just Run 3K, also on Saturday. Participants in this fun run will get a T-shirt and a finisher's medallion. There will also be activities for children before and after the race. Register at the official web site.
The main event of the weekend, the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay takes runners through historic downtown Monterey, over to Cannery Row, down the shore of Monterey Bay, into downtown Pacific Grove, and back along the coast to the grand finish at Custom House Plaza, Monterey State Historic Park. Spectators can watch from anywhere along the course. Register at the official web site.
Fly direct from these five airports: Denver International Airport (DEN) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) McCarran International Airport (LAS) Phoenix Skyharbor International Airport (PHX) San Francisco International Airport (SFO) San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Funded in cooperation with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and the communities of Pebble Beach Company, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Seaside, Moss Landing, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, and Salinas Valley.