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Runner's World VIP

 Runner's World VIP

Registration for the April 29, 2018 RW VIP will open on July 5, 2017.

Entry fee:  $434.99

The Runner's World VIP offers the following:

  • Your marathon race entry 
  • A 4-month customized training plan designed by Runner's World experts with daily and weekly e-mails explaining the workouts for the week ahead
  • Private race packet and event shirt pickup for all registrants at the Expo during race weekend
  • A catered VIP hospitality tent at the finish and free post-race massages. Additional tent access tickets for friends and family will be available for purchase during registration
  • Private buses to the start in Big Sur
  • VIP tent with private bathrooms at the start
  • Access to a private website to connect with other runners taking part in the VIP program and the RW experts on training, nutrition and injury-prevention
  • Your own gear check van at the start that will take your gear directly to the Runner's World Hospitality tent at the finish          
  • An opportunity to hang out with the editors of Runner's World for a VIP weekend experience.    

COURSE TIME LIMIT:  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 over 6 hours or after 1:00 PM.
Portola Hotel & Spa

Portola Hotel & Spa
The Portola Hotel & Spa will be the official host hotel for the Runner's World VIP.  Join RW editors and other VIP entrants for a Saturday morning shake-out run, fun social gatherings, a pre-race chat with Bart and the editors, private bus transportation to the start and more.  Located next to the Health & Fitness Expo and just steps from Fisherman's Wharf and the Monterey Bay, the Portola Hotel & Spa is at the center of the action during race weekend. This relaxing waterfront retreat offers a complimentary fitness center featuring state-of-the-art Cybex equipment and an outdoor plunge pool. Take some time before or after the marathon to rejuvenate at the Spa on the Plaza, Monterey's #1 full-service day spa.

Hotel reservation information will be available in July, 2017.

Questions about the RW VIP?  Call 831.625.6226 or email sally@bsim.org