• All marathoners, 21-Milers, Relay runners and 11-Miler runners must take a bus to the start of their event. The bus departure maps can be viewed HERE.
  • 12K and 5K entrants are responsible for their own transportation to the start. Parking is available in the Crossroads Carmel and Barnyard shopping centers’ parking lots.
  • Water and hot beverages are available at most start venues.
  • The 21-Miler begins at 6:30 AM at Andrew Molera State Park. Click HERE to view the 21-Miler start map.
  • The Marathon and Relay begin at 6:45 AM at the Pfeiffer Multi-Use Facility Big Sur Station. There is a pulsed start with three corrals (A-C). Click HERE to view the Marathon start map.
  • The 11-Miler starts at 7 AM at Grimes Ranch on Highway 1. Click HERE to view the 11-Miler start map.
  • The 12K and 5K begin at 7:35 AM at the marathon finish line at Highway 1 and Rio Road in Carmel. Click HERE to view the 12K/5K start and finish area.


What to Expect
  • After crossing the finish line, participants will receive their event medallion, water, and a heat sheet if conditions warrant. Medical personnel will be available. Click here to view the marathon finish village map.
  • MarathonFoto will be on hand to take your finish picture
  • After leaving Highway 1, participants will be guided into the food tent and then into the main finish area. Big Sur VIP, Boston 2 Big Sur, and Marathon Tours entrants will exit prior to the food tent and be guided to their own event tents.
  • Live music, hot soup, a beer garden (for those 21 and older), and a merchandise tent will be available to all finishers.
  • Runners and walkers can connect with their families and friends at the Runner Reunion area near the food tent.
  • Results will be available HERE as participants cross the finish line and in the Finish Village in the results tents. Results will also be texted to those who supplied a cell phone number during registration. Unofficial results will be published in Tuesday’s Monterey County Herald.

The Marathon, B2B, and Relay Awards Ceremony begins at 11:30 AM at the same location.

  • To be eligible for overall and divisional awards, runners must show a time for all split timing mats located on the course (miles 5, 9.8, 13.1, 15.6, 17, 21.2 and 24). Only 4-person relay teams are eligible for awards.
  • Marathon awards go to the top five male and female finishers and the top three masters (age 40+) based on GUN time.
    • Divisional (age group) awards go five-deep in five-year incremental age divisions, both male and female, after 16-19, based on CHIP time. Double-dipping IS permitted.
    • Special division awards for Monterey County Residents and Active Military go three-deep to both male and female participants.
  • Boston 2 Big Sur awards go to the top three open male and female runners and top three masters (age 40+) male and female runners for their combined Boston and Big Sur chip times.
  • Relay awards go to the top three teams in the following divisions. Only 4-person teams are eligible for awards.
    • Open Male
    • Open Female
    • Open Mixed
    • Masters Mixed
  • The 21-Miler, 11-Miler, 12K and 5K are timed events, but there are no overall or divisional awards given.