Event Date:Saturday, April 27, 2019

Event News: Registration will open on September 4, 2018 at 9 AM PDT

 

Pacific Grove’s  By-the-Bay 3K is a fun run on an out-and-back course next to the Monterey Bay that is held on the Saturday of Marathon race weekend. Over 5,000 school children, along with friends and family, take part in the annual Schools’ Competition as a fundraiser for their school. The 3K is open to the general public and is a great tune-up for one of Sunday’s longer distance events.

ENTRY FEE

Click HERE for 2019 entry fees.

START TIME

Six “waves” beginning at 8:00 AM

START LOCATION

The 3K will begin in six “waves”. Participant bibs will be color coded to accommodate these waves. Anyone with a child in a stroller should plan in starting with the sixth (last) wave.

3K COURSE

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.

SCHOOLS' COMPETITION

Monterey County school children are invited to participate in the Schools’ Competition which is an opportunity to raise money for their school. Prizes are awarded FIVE DEEP in four categories:

Highest percentage of enrollment for schools of 375 or more
Highest percentage of enrollment for schools of less than 375
Highest number of participants for schools of 375 or more
Highest number of participants for schools of less than 375

If you are registering for the Schools Competition, you must register through your School Coordinator. 

If you miss the deadline to register with your child’s school, you can still register in the open 3K and be able to run with your classmates and friends.

PACKET PICK-UP

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. Hours are noon to 6:00 PM. There is also race morning pick-up beginning at 6:30 AM at Lovers Point Park in the upper parking lot.

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

PARKING

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.

LIMITS

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.

 

REGISTRATION

Online registration is provided by Active.com. You may register ONLINE via the registration link. Online registration for the open 3K will end on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM and resume at the Expo on Friday, April 26, from noon to 6:00 PM.  There will also be race morning registration at Lovers Point from 6:30 to 7:45 AM.

 

PRE- and POST-RACE ACTIVITIES

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

After the race, at 9:30 AM, awards for the winners of the Schools’ Competition will be presented.

EVENT INFO

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

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