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By-the-Bay 3K


Registration for the By-the-Bay 3K is NOW OPEN!             


$5.00 for children and youth ages 4 through 17
$20.00 for adults ages 18 and over


8:00 AM


Saturday, April 29, 2017 (note: this is the day before the marathon and other distance events)



Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove

The 3K will begin in six" waves". Participant bibs will be color coded to accommodate these waves.  Anyone with a child in a stroller should plan in starting with the sixth (last) wave.

The 3K begins and ends at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove.  It is an out-and-back course, with the out portion run on the ocean lane, and the back portion on the inland lane.

 3K Start

Registered participants may pick up their bib and event shirt at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Portola Hotel & Spa in the De Anza Ballroom.  Hours are noon to 6:00 PM. There is also race morning pick-up beginning at 6:30 AM at Lovers Point Park near the start of the 3K.

Participants in the Schools' Competition may make special arrangements for a bulk pickup in advance of race day.





Parking will be available in the neighborhoods adjacent to Lovers Point Park.  There will also be parking available for buses bringing groups of children for the Schools' Competition.  Stay tuned for more details.

Must be four years of age or older and in good health to participate.  This is a non-competitive fun run and is not timed or scored.

Online registration is provided by Active.com.  You may register ONLINE via the registration link.  Online registration for the open 3K will end on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at midnight and resume at the Expo on Friday, April 28, from noon to 6:00 PM.  There will also be race morning registration at Lovers Point from 6:30 to 7:45 AM.

If you are registering for the Schools Competition, you must register through your School Coordinator.  If you miss the deadline to register with your child's school, you can still register in the open 3K and be able to run with your classmates and friends.

 3K Runners

Monterey County school children are invited to participate in the Schools' Competition which is an opportunity to raise money for their school. Prizes are awarded FIVE DEEP in four categories:
Highest percentage of enrollment for schools of 375 or more
Highest percentage of enrollment for schools of less than 375
Highest number of participants for schools of 375 or more
Highest number of participants for schools of less than 375


Following the 3K, there will be fun activities and music at Lovers Point Park.  There will also be a random drawing for some great prizes (must be present to win).

At 9:30 AM, awards for the winners of the Schools' Competition (the April event only!) will be presented.

EVENT INFO: All participants receive a unique aquatic-themed t-shirt, a finisher's medallion, and a  post-event snack.