Adults (18+) $35 from 9/1 to 12/31/17
$42 from 1/1/18 until sold-out
Youth (8-17) $20 from 9/1 to 12/31/17
$30 from 1/1/18 until sold-out
REGISTRATION and ENTRY LIMITS
Registration is now open for the 2018 5K. The 5K is open to 750 entrants.
The 5K starts at the Marathon finish line on Highway 1 at Rio Road at 7:35 AM There will be food, water, portable restrooms, and entertainment at the start area.
The 5K is an out and back from the Marathon finish line and includes a turn-around at scenic Monastery Beach at Carmel River State Beach.
Note for 2018: The Big Sur Marathon course and the 12K/5K courses are not affected by the dramatic landslides that happened in the spring of 2017. The large landslide that made international news is about 70 miles/110 km south of the course.
The 5K featureS rolling hills and amazing views. Be prepared for an incredible journey!
View a map of the 5K course.
Sorry, no animals, pacers, skates, skateboards, bikes, non-registered participants, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks allowed on the course. No exceptions.
The 5K course features one aid station at the turn-around with water and portable restrooms.
COURSE TIME LIMIT/WALKERS
5K participants have more than five hours available to finish and both walkers and runners are welcome.
The 5K ends at the Marathon finish line on Highway 1 at Rio Road. The Finish Village includes light runner refreshments, a beer garden with craft beer, live entertainment, and race merchandise for sale.
TIMING AND AWARDS
The 5K features a race-day awards ceremony at 9:15 a.m. with complete timing and age group awards. Awards are presented to the top three male and female 5K finishers and three deep for male and females in all age divisions: 11-under, 12-14, 15-18, 19-24, and 5-year age groups thereafter through 90-over.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
Because the 5K starts and finishes at the Marathon finish line and is an out-and-back course, entrants are responsible for their own transportation to the race. There is free parking available at The Crossroads Carmel shopping center at Highway 1 and Rio Road and other nearby streets and shopping center parking lots.
IPODS AND AUDIO DEVICES
We strongly discourage the use of iPods, headphones, ear buds or other MP3 or headphone devices in any of our events for safety reasons. Due to the nature of this course, you need to be able to hear verbal instructions or commands from race officials including course marshals on bicycles and to hear other vehicles or emergency vehicles on the course alongside you. We ask that you leave your headsets/earbuds at home to best enjoy the incredible scenery, the course entertainment and the experience with your fellow runners.
OTHER LINKS AND USEFUL INFORMATION
For other information on race weekend including lodging, the race expo, packet pick-up, results from previous races, etc., please visit the Race Weekend page.