Race on Down to the Big Sur Half Marathon at Monterey Bay!

September 19, 2014
runners during a marathon

Do you want a fun way to get fit? Join the community for the Big Sur Half Marathon at Monterey Bay. If you are not quite ready for a half marathon, you can always register for the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5k. If you want to get your kids involved, they can have fun with the By the Bay Kid’s 3k race series. The half marathon will be on November 16, while the 5k and the kids 3k will be on November 15. If you and your family already know where to stay near Monterey Bay, participate in this fun fitness event that everyone will enjoy. Registrations for all races are now open!

If you register for the half marathon by the end of the month, registration will be $125 for adults and $115 for youth ages 12 – 17 years. If you register starting October 1, registration will be $130 for adults and $120 for youths. Another thing to note is that the half marathon course will only be open for 3.5 hours. This means that a participant’s pace should be within a 16-minute mile. If you do not keep up the pace, you may be asked to turn around and/or you will be redirected to another course. Your registration fee will get you a t-shirt, a finisher’s medallion, food and drink at the finish line, live music on the course and a two-day Health and Fitness Expo!

The entry fee for the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5k on November 15 is $30 for attendees 18 years and older. Runners 17 years and younger will be charged $20 for entry. If you are an active soldier, you are eligible for a $5 discount. Pre-registration for this event ends on November 11, though you can register the day of beginning at 6:30am. The race will start at 8:30am. All participants will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medallion, food and drinks, and entertainment after the race at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. Participants must be at least 5 years old to register. The entry fee for the By the Bay kids 3k is $5 for children and youth ages 4 – 17 years. Adults 18 and over will be charged $20. The race will start and end at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove.


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