The 5K is open to 550 entrants.
REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES
Registration for the 5K opens September 15, 2022 on a first-come, first-served basis and a quick sell-out is expected. Fees for the April 30, 2023 Big Sur 5K are as follows:
5K Youth Early – $25
5K Youth Late (after December 15) – $30
5k Adults Monterey County – $37
5K Adult Early – $40
5K Adult Late MRY County (after December 15) – $44
5K Adult Late (after December 15) – $50
The 5K starts on Highway 1 at the Marathon finish line.
The 5K is an out and back course on Highway 1 from the Marathon finish line at Hwy 1 and Rio Road.
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.
The 5K course features one aid station at the turn-around with water and portable restrooms.
COURSE TIME LIMIT/WALKERS
5K participants have more than three hours available to finish and both walkers and runners are welcome.
The 5K ends at the marathon finish on Highway 1 adjacent to the Finish Village.
TIMING AND AWARDS
The 5K is a timed fun run, with no overall or age group awards.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
5K participants are responsible for their own transportation to the race.
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 alongside the course, the course entertainment and the experience with your fellow runners.