2020 entry fees to be determined.
Registration will begin on September 3, 2019, on a first-come, first-served basis.
PACKET PICK-UP & BIB NUMBERS
You must be present to pick up your bib, participant shirt and race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo or race morning at the start; you cannot delegate another person to pick-up in your place unless you have completed an official Packet Pick-Up Authorization Form. Please be sure to make your travel plans accordingly.
Bib numbers are assigned the second week in April. Each participant will be emailed their bib number and QR check-in code on the Monday and Thursday prior to race weekend. Bibs numbers will also be emailed by SVE Timing. You can also look up bibs on the mobile app (found for iOS and Android as “BSIM Events”) or at My Events at Active.com (once assigned).
No bus tickets are required for the 5K. Entrants are responsible for their own transportation to the start at the Marathon Finish Village. There will be race morning pick-up beginning at 6:30 AM at the Marathon Finish Village.
START-7:35 AM PDT
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.
The 5K features rolling hills and amazing views. Be prepared for an incredible journey!
View a map of the 5K course.
Due to the nature of the course, no animals, pacers, skates, skateboards, bikes, wheelchairs, hand cranks, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks are allowed on the course. No bandits. No exceptions. If you need special accommodations, call 831.625.6226.
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
Beginning in 2019, the 5K will be a timed fun run, with no overall or age group awards.
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.