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Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge presented by ASICS


The 2016 Challenge:
2 marathons
2 coasts
6 days

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The 2016 Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge is SOLD OUT!

Here is a list of our top ten Boston finish times for B2B men and women:

292 M Neil Pearson 2:39:55
82 M Matt Collins 2:42:20
50 M Owen Bradley 2:44:33
422 M Vojta Ripa 2:51:32
51  M Thomas Brauer 2:51:46
239 M Corey Mandel 2:52:13
251 M Patrick McBride 2:56:38
300 M Tim Plakas 2:58:09
296 M Kyle Petty 2:58:41
60 M John Butcher 2:59:29
299 F Elizabeth Pittaway 3:02:23
255 F Sandy Medeiros 3:14:21
391 F Sara Warnke 3:15:46
187  Roos Karssemeijer 3:16:58
349 F Karen Sobrino 3:17:22
248 F Ashley Mattingly 3:17:37
327 F Gisele Schaaf 3:18:02
85 F Katherine Connolly 3:18:07
25 F Ashley Althaus 3:18:10
43 F Allison Blackmore 3:20:35


Only the fittest (or craziest!) ever attempt back-to-back marathons...much less 3,000 miles apart. 2016 will mark the seventh presentation of the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge and we will welcome 400 of the world's fittest athletes to participate in two of the world's greatest marathons. 

All B2B participants will receive the following:

  • Your entry into the 2016 Big Sur Marathon as a B2B Challenge runner
  • A Boston 2 Big Sur ASICS finisher jacket in gender-specific sizing (will be distributed in the B2B finish hospitality tent along with the B2B medallion)
  • A Boston 2 Big Sur ASICS training shirt in gender specific sizing (sent in October 2015 after confirming your Boston entry)
  • custom participant bib and unique B2B finisher's medallion (you will also receive a BSIM finisher medallion)
  • Access to a catered B2B hospitality finish tent in Big Sur's Marathon Finish Village. You can purchase Guest Passes for friends and family to join you in the tent for $15 per ticket.
  • An entry to the Big Sur Post-Race Celebration Party to be held race evening.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $25. 
  • Awards are presented race day to the top five male and female participants based on their combined Boston and Big Sur times.

     Women's 2016 B2B Training Shirt Men's 2016 B2B Training Shirt

The Big Sur Marathon will officially end at 1 PM when the course will reopen to regular two-way vehicular traffic.  There will be NO support of any kind on the course (aid stations, medical, communications, etc.) for anyone not maintaining a 6-hour pace.Those who do not reach marathon mile 21.2 by 11:50 AM will not be allowed to proceed past that point and will be provided transportation to the finish. No finish medallions or official times will be provided for anyone finishing after 1 PM.

Challenge rules include:
  • To qualify for the challenge, you must also be an official entrant in the 2016 Boston Marathon. You can register for Boston either through your qualifying time or through one of their charity programs.  B2B registration fees do not cover your Boston entry.
  • If you are registered for B2B and Boston, but do not start or finish at Boston, you are no longer eligible for the B2B Challenge, medallion or finisher jacket. 

Questions? Or, for more information, email sally@bsim.org or call 831.625.6226