A marathon with a view! Runners from around the globe are gearing up for the Monterey Peninsula’s annual Big Sur Marathon this weekend. Going strong since 1986, the Big Sur Marathon attracts the likes of approximately 9,000 event finishers, and promises 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world. One of the most challenging competitions for runners set before one of the most breathtaking backdrops in the world, it’s no wonder that The Ultimate Guide to Marathons named it the “Best Marathon in North America.”
Comprised of several events, the Big Sur Marathon includes an International Marathon spanning 26.2 miles along the Pacific coastline and through majestic redwoods, as well as a 21-Miler, a 10.6-Miler, 9-Miler and 5K taking place on race day and a JUST RUN! 3K, the day before on Saturday, April 26th along the Coastal Recreation Trail in Pacific Grove. For shorter distances there still may be spaces available, visit www.bsim.org for the most up-to-date info.
Providing a beyond inspiring landscape for runners to exert through the difficult patches and camaraderie to make the run an unforgettable experience, the Big Sur Marathon is a Monterey Bay fixture that promises a good time for all who participate. With events for people of every age and ability, the Big Sur Marathon attracts competitive runners and bonding families alike and sells out earlier and earlier each year, so be sure to register today!
Running along Highway 1
Come be part of something bigger than you – start that training for 2015, trust me – having walked the race in 1998 – it’s an experience I will never forget! Run, jog, or even walk alongside nature and your fellow man. A great way to connect with friends and family, there’s nothing better than accomplishing something together to build bonds that last, or if you’re a lone wolf, there’s no better goal to set for yourself than an actual finish line. By the end, I promise you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment unique to crossing a finish line you’ve worked hard to reach.
Who’s ready to lace up those running shoes and train for next year???