Distance: 26.00 mi
Type: Out-and-back, Trail
Difficulty: 9 / 10
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Address: PO Box 1040, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Filed Under: Running
JOIN US IN BIG SUR!
The Monterey Peninsula boasts a wide range of post-race activities: From the wineries in Carmel Valley, to the eclectic art galleries and fabulous restaurants of Carmel, to Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we know you'll find a reason to stay the entire weekend! Race is limited to 300 entries and sells out every year, so sign up early!
DESCRIPTION | Marathon, Half Marathon & 5 Mile
The run course follows Old Coast Road (a wide dirt road) north from Hwy. 1 to Bixby Bridge. You'll wind through the beautiful coastal forests and hills surrounding Big Sur River with redwood groves, oak and bay forests lining your path. Parts of the course will take you along the bluffs high above the Pacific Ocean, where you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Big Sur coastline.
Note: This course follows Old Coast Road, a dirt farm road that was the original road from Monterey to Big Sur (before the construction of Hwy. 1). This course is NOT paved.
The 5-Mile course has 1,020 of climbing and descending.
The Half Marathon has 2,880 feet of climbing and descending.
The Marathon has 5,700 feet of climbing and descending.
All three distances are out-and-back courses.
The Start/Finish area is located in the main parking lot at Andrew Molera State Park.
Andrew Molera State Park is located on Hwy. 1 just north of Big Sur (approximately 45 minutes south of Carmel).
From the Bay Area (about 2 hours from San Jose):
Take Hwy. 101 South from San Jose. In Prunedale, take Hwy. 156 West toward Monterery and onto Hwy. 1 South, which you'll follow through Monterey and Carmel.