Big Sur International Marathon

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About
Test yourself from Big Sur to Camel in this picturesque Highway 1 marathon course. Perfect for runners looking for a challenge, the course takes you from point to point with a few challenging climbs. Come to experience the largest rural marathon in the world.
Participants
Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 24th Apr 2022
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Monterey County, United States
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The event experience
Atmosphere

Based on 3,500 participants

Scenery

Based on location

Elevation

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Highway 1 / Ranger Station, California 93920, USA
Start times
Marathon:
6:45am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Big Sur International Marathon
Marathon
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26.2mi
Route information
Point to point, moderately difficult, with rolling hills, Big Sur is the largest rural marathon in the world. The course winds through redwoods, alongside ranches, and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. It is USATF certified and a Boston qualifier.
There is a strict 6 hour time-limit, which equates to (13:45 minutes per-mile).
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What's included
  • Water stations
  • Gatorade Endurance
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • Epic views
  • Long sleeved finisher's t-shirt
  • Food and drink
  • Bespoke ceramic medallion
  • Chip timed
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How to get there
Highway 1 / Ranger Station, California 93920, USA
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**Marathon HQ: Monterey, 110 Miles south of San Francisco, 400 miles North of LA.
Flights:
**Participants can fly directly into Monterey Airport, which is only five minutes from downtown Monterey.
Other airport options include: San Jose, San Fran, or Oakland.
Event day logistics
Sunday
6:45am Marathon starts
Please arrive within plenty of time of the race start.
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Big Sur Marathon Foundation
The Big Sur International Marathon was established in 1986 and today is managed by a 15-person Governance Board of the non-profit Big Sur Marathon Foundation. Over the course of the last three decades, the Foundation added the Monterey Bay Half Marathon (2003), Run in the Name of Love (2013), and the Salinas Valley Half Marathon (2015) to its family of events. The race events are managed year round by a six-person full-time staff.
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FAQ's
What do finisher's get at the Big Sur International Marathon?
Finisher's will receive a long sleeved participants shirt as well as a bespoke ceramic medal, created by Kathleen Kelly Designs.
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What time does the Big Sur International Marathon start?
The marathon is due to start at 0645 at the Big Sur Station in Big Sur.
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How quickly do I need to run to make the cut-off time at the Big Sur International Marathon?
Athletes will need to run at a pace of around 13:45 minutes per mile.
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90 High Holborn,

4th Floor, WC1V 6LJ

Reg number 10083277

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