Event Date:April 28. 2024

The 11-Miler begins at the rustic Grimes Ranch on CA Highway 1. The event features stunning coastal views and welcomes both runners and walkers. The race is open to 1,600 entrants and is a great venue to share with friends and family.


The 11-Miler is open to 1,600 entrants. 


 Entry fees for the April 28, 2024 11-Miler are as follows:

11-Miler Monterey County Residents – $140
11-Miler – $150


Please see our transportation page for all transportation details.


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.


Aid station amenities include Nuun, water, refill stations for you to refill your personal bottles, portable restrooms, and first aid. First aid includes medical personnel and general medical supplies including feminine products. GU energy gel will be available at marathon mile 19.0 and fruit is available at most stations. The Strawberry Station is at marathon mile 23.2. Aid station locations are as follows:

(Marathon) Mile 16.9

Mile 19.0

Mile 21.2

Mile 23.0

Mile 24.5



The 11-Miler course time limit is 5:30, a pace of 30 minutes-per-mile, and is open to both runners and walkers.


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.


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.


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.