|Registration for the April 24, 2016, 21-Miler will open on September 1, 2015 at 7:00 AM PDT on a first-come, first-served basis.|
|RACE DATE||April 24, 2016|
To be announced by mid-June 2015
|STARTING TIME||6:30 AM|
Andrew Molera State Park, 5 miles north of the Marathon start. You must ride the bus to the 21-Miler start from two Monterey Peninsula locations or from Big Sur.
To view a map of the start area, click HERE.
The 21-Miler finishes at the Marathon Finish Village, Highway 1 and Rio Road in Carmel.
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 (you must "opt in" to this during the registration process) 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" through Active.com at the time of registration. To learn more, click HERE.
Your 2015 entry fee IS NOT TRANSFERABLE to 2016. 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.
|SHIRT SIZING CHART||
Participant shirts are gender specific. Sizing as follow:
|TIMEKEEPING & PACE||Timing will be provided by SVE Timing. Your timing tags will be attached to your bib and should not be removed.
|ENTRIES & ELIGIBILITY||1,000 entries, open to anyone 16 years of age or older, capable of walking or running 21 miles over a hilly course at a brisk pace (an 18 minute mile). This is a NON-COMPETITIVE timed fitness event and participants are not eligible for awards. There are no age group rankings. You must finish the 21-Miler prior to the road re-opening at approximately 1:00 PM to be considered an official finisher. Sorry, no animals, pacers, skates, skateboards, bikes, baby joggers or children/infants in backpacks allowed on the course. No bandits. No exceptions.|
|COURSE TIME LIMIT||
Our permit from the California Dept. of Transportation limits the 21-Miler to an approximate finishing time of 6 hours and 30 minutes or when the road re-opens at 1:00 PM, a pace of about 18.3 mpm (minutes per mile). The following rules will apply to all participants:
Finishing time of more than 6 hours and 30 minutes:
Transportation will be provided to finish area for those race participants who have not reached the 22 mile mark in the time allotted.
An early start is not available. The 21-Miler begins at 6:30 A.M.
|COURSE MAP & ELEVATIONS||
For a map of the 21-Miler course, click HERE.
Start elevation: 64'
|IPODS AND AUDIO DEVICES||
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."
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.
|GOODIES||A gender specific sized ASICS® technical fabric shirt featuring an original design to all entrants, and ceramic medallions for all official finishers, pre- and post-race refreshments.|
|WALKING CLINIC||Presented by Jeff Galloway
Saturday, April 25th at the Monterey Conference Center in the Steinbeck Forum