The 11-Miler is open to 1,600 entrants. Registration will be first-come, first-served and a quick sell-out is expected.
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES
Entry fees and date of registration opening are to be announced in late July, 2022, for the April 30, 2023 11-Miler.
All 11-Milers will take free race-provided transportation to the start. View the Bus Departure Location map for 11-Miler bus pick-up locations and times. There is no parking or private transportation/runner drop-off available for the start. Transportation to the start is for official 11-Miler entrants only.
After the race, buses will return 11-Milers from the Finish Village back to all morning pick-up locations.
START-7:00 AM PDT
The 11-Miler starts at 7 AM at Grimes Ranch at Palo Colorado Road and Highway 1, 15 miles north of the Marathon start. There will be coffee/hot chocolate, water, portable restrooms, entertainment, and gear check at the start area.
View a map of the start area.
The 11-Miler is the final 11-miles of the Big Sur International Marathon course which is regarded as one of the most beautiful and challenging marathon courses in the world. The course is point-to-point running north on historic California Highway 1 from Grimes Ranch at Marathon mile 15.2 to Carmel. 11-Miler participants share the course with full marathoners and other shorter distance events using one lane of the scenic two lane-winding road.
The 11-Miler course features rolling hills and amazing views. Be prepared for an incredible journey!
View a map of the 11-Miler 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.
There are five aid stations located about every 1.6-2.6 miles with Gatorade Endurance, water, portable restrooms, and refill stations for you to refill your personal bottles. GU energy gel will be available at mile 7.9 and fruit is available at most stations. The Strawberry Station is eight miles into the 11-Miler course.
COURSE TIME LIMIT/WALKERS
The 11-Miler course time limit is 5:30, a pace of 30 minutes-per-mile, and is open to both runners and walkers. Finish medals and official times are only provided to 11-Milers finishing under 5:30 (chip time).
The 11-Miler ends at the Marathon finish line at Highway 1 and Rio Road. The Finish Village includes light runner refreshments, a beer garden with craft beer, live entertainment, merchandise, gear bag retrieval, and free bus transportation back to your morning pick-up location.
TIMING and AWARDS
The event is timed but not scored. Every official finisher receives a unique hand-painted, ceramic finisher medal. There are no overall or age group awards or awards ceremony for this event.
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 sounds of waves crashing against the rocks, the course entertainment and the experience with your fellow runners.