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10.6- and 9-Milers

Registration for the 10.6- and 9-Milers will open on September 1, 2015 at 7:00 AM PDT on a first-come, first-served basis

To be announced by mid-June 2015


To be announced by mid-June 2015

RACE DATE April 24, 2016
CONFIRMATION Online entries will be confirmed by e-mail from Active.com. If you have spam filters and/or firewalls in place we cannot guarantee you will receive this email. Entries may be confirmed online after 24 hours by going to the "Entry Confirmation" link (your must "opt in" to this during the registration procedure) and entering your last name only

Per the marathon running industry policy, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. If the course has to be changed or the race cancelled due to an act of nature, there are no refunds or rollovers. There are NO exceptions.

You do have the option to purchase Registration Protector at the time of registration (available on the payment page) through Active.com.  To learn more about this program, click HERE.

Your 2016 entry fee IS NOT TRANSFERABLE to 2017
. You do not need to inform us of your cancellation. If you do cancel, you may take the amount of your entry fee as a charitable donation on your income tax return. The Big Sur International Marathon is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

ENTRIES & ELIGIBILITY There are 2,600 combined entries available for the 10.6- and  9-Milers. You must be at least 10 years of age or older to register. The 10.6-Miler will have 1,600 slots and the 9-Miler will have 1,000. Both events fill fast so don't wait to register!  Sorry, no animals, pacers, skates, skateboards, bikes, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks allowed on the course. No bandits. No exceptions.

Participant shirts are an ASICS technical fabric shirt in gender specific sizing.  Please see the size chart below.

Women's Sizing

Size XS(4-6) S(6-8) M(8-10) L(10-12) XL(12-14)
Chest 32"-33" 34"-35" 36"-37" 38"-39" 40"-41"

Men's Sizing

Size S M L XL      XXL
Chest 36"-38" 39"-41" 42"-44" 45"-47"    48"-50"
FINISH Both the 10.6 and the 9-Milers end at the Marathon Finish Village at Highway 1 and Rio Road in Carmel. 
USA Track & Field has amended Rule 144.3, which pertains to the use of headphones and other electronic devices, to enable race directors to choose to allow the use of headphones by runners in non-championship races.  The rule now reads:

"The following shall be considered assistance and therefore not allowed:

The visible possession or use by athletes of video, audio, or communications devices in the competition area. The Games Committee for an LDR event may allow the use of portable listening devices not capable of receiving communication; however, those competing in Championships for awards, medals, or prize money may not use such devices."

Our organization will allow the use of Ipods and other headphone devices by those not competing for prize money or divisional awards.  We continue to stress that by using an audio device you will compromise your safety and that of others. If wearing an Ipod or other audio device results in you being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands, or approaching vehicles or course marshals on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device.  We ask that you take responsibility and use good judgement if you opt to wear an audio device.  Because the right lane of Highway 1 is open to vehicular convoys the safety of our participants is our first priority.

We truly hope you'll opt to leave your headsets at home and instead let the incredible scenery and music we provide on the course serve as your motivation and inspiration.

PARTICIPANT SHIRTS & MEDALLIONS All participants receive an ASICS technical fabric shirt in gender specific sizing and a unique ceramic finisher medallion.
WALKING CLINIC Presented by Jeff Galloway
Saturday, April 25th at the Monterey Conference Center in the Steinbeck Forum.
TIMING  Bib-tag timing is provided by South Valley Endurance. 

Both the 10.6 and 9-Milers are timed but NON-COMPETITVE fitness events and there are no overall or age-group awards.  You may either run or walk the course or do a combination of both.

DISTANCE 10.6 miles

Rocky Point Restaurant on Highway 1.  All 10.6-Milers are bused to the start of the event from locations in Monterey and Carmel.  Departure locations will be posted in the Race Weekend Instructions.

To view a map of the 10.6-Miler start area, click HERE.

COURSE A point to point course beginning at mile 15.6 of the Marathon course on Highway One and finishing at the Marathon Finish line near Rio Road. Sorry, no animals, pacers, skates, skateboards, bikes, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks allowed on the course. No bandits. No exceptions.


To view a course map, click HERE

Start elevation:  194'
Finish elevation:   10'
Total elevation gain:  +679'
Total elevation loss:   -863'


 Robert Louis Stevenson called Pt. Lobos "The greatest meeting of land and water in the world."

DISTANCE 9 miles
STARTING PLACE Rio Road at Highway 1 in Carmel.  Participants provide their own transportation to the start of the 9-Miler.  There is ample parking in the Crossroads Carmel shopping village adjacent to Marathon Finish Village (finish and start area).
COURSE A loop course beginning and ending at the Marathon finish. It takes place along Highway 1, in Carmel Meadows next to Monastery Bay and in Point Lobos Natural Reserve.   Sorry, no animals, pacers, skates, skateboards, bikes, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks allowed on the course. No bandits. No exceptions.
COURSE MAP  Click HERE to view the 9-Miler course map.

Start elevation:  10'
Finish elevation: 10'
Total elevation gain:  +559'
Total elevation loss:   -559'