Event Date:April 23, 2022

Event News: Registration will begin in the summer of 2021, date to be determined

Our next scheduled BSIM races are April 22-24, 2022, but the By-the-Bay 3K will not be held in 2022.

Because our JUST RUN youth fitness program in still suspended for the 2021-2022 school year Monterey County and around the country due to the ongoing pandemic, we will NOT hold the By-the-Bay 3K fun run in 2022. This event is normally the day before the Big Sur marathon on an out-and-back course in Pacific Grove, next to the Monterey Bay, and normally attracts over 4,500 students, parents, teachers, friends, and family. Most of the school-age kids are part of JUST RUN.

We hope to bring the By-the-Bay 3K back in April 2023.

You you for your patience and understanding.




The 2022 3K entry fee will be announced in June 2021


A six “wave” start beginning at 8:30 AM


The By-the-Bay 3K will start and finish at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove


The 3K begins and ends at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove. It is an out-and-back course, with the out portion run on the ocean lane, and the back portion on the inland lane.

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.


Information about the 2022 3K Schools’ Competition, if any, will be announced in the summer of 2021.




Registered participants may pick up their bib and event shirt at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Portola Hotel & Spa on Friday of race weekend or race morning at Lovers Point Park.

Participants in the Schools’ Competition may make special arrangements for a bulk pickup in advance of race day.


Parking will be available in the neighborhoods adjacent to Lovers Point Park. There will also be parking available for buses bringing groups of children for the Schools’ Competition.


Must be four years of age or older and in good health to participate. This is a non-competitive fun run and is not timed or scored.



Online registration is provided by haku.com. More information will be available in the summer of 2021.



Prior to the race start, there will be a warm-up session at Lovers Point Park.

After the race, at 10:00 AM, awards for the winners of the Schools’ Competition will be presented.


All participants receive a unique t-shirt, a finisher’s medallion, and a  post-event snack.