Working on a New Year’s Resolution? Mark up your calendar with these fitness events in Monterey County to keep you on track and motivated all year long!

Big Sur International Marathon
April 24, 2016

Don’t let a full marathon intimidate you! The Big Sur International Marathon is easily one of the most scenic 26.2 miles you can get your feet on- when else can you champion across the Bixby Bridge on Highway One? Still not convinced, sign-up for a marathon relay, 9-mile walk or 5K run.

2011 Big Sur International Marathon

Wildflower Triathlon
April 29-May 1, 2016

By now you have had some solid training under your belt and are ready to take on the Wildflower Triathlon. Held at the Lake San Antonio Recreation Area, the race weekend is full of much more than swimming, biking and racing- with a fun exposition and some seriously good camping.

Long course swim start

Spartan Race
June 4, 2016

Become a dignified Spartan at Toro Park and take on the “Super Course” where you will be challenged with grueling hills, punishing obstacles and mouthy drill sergeants to push you along the way. The 8+ mile Spartan Race packs more than 25 signature Spartan obstacles including the barb wire crawl, tire drag, fire jump and monkey net.


Triathlon at Pacific Grove
June 10-12, 2016

Elite (and amateur) triathletes flock to Lovers Point for the Triathlon at Pacific Grove. There’s an activity for every fitness level ranging from an Olympic distance triathlon to 5K and 10K Fun Runs.

Swimmers in the water

Salinas Valley Half Marathon
August 6, 2016

Take in the fresh air and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the "Salad Bowl of the World" during the Salinas Valley Half Marathon. You will be delighted with stunning sights along Salinas Valley's Foothill and River Roads along the Santa Lucia mountain range and best of all the after-party is held at a winery! Cheers!

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Monterey Beach SportsFest
September 24-25, 2016

Bring the family out for a beach day as you compete in one of the land and/or sea events at the Monterey Beach SportsFest. Here you can test your endurance in a variety of events like open-water swims, beach volleyball, ocean water polo, and a Splash and Dash. The two-day fitness festival also hosts an Ikaika Challenge which is a combination of swimming, strength and running.

Monterey Beach SportsFest

Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay
November 8, 2016

The 13.1 mile Big Sur Half Marathon route is a breeze! With unparalleled views of the Monterey Bay to keeping you occupied it will be hard to get your head back in the race. The stunning stretch of roadway covers iconic hot spots like Cannery Row, Lovers Point, Pacific Grove Golf Links and finishes off at the Old Fisherman’s Wharf.

Big Sur Half Marathon 2010