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Runner's World VIP

 Runner's World VIP

The 2017 Runner's World Challenge is now SOLD OUT!

Entry fee:  $429

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 Bart Yasso, and the editors of Runner's World for a VIP weekend experience.    
  • A custom RW VIP top by ASICS in gender-specific sizing (Women's XS through XXL, men's S through XXL) in addition to your BSIM participant shirt.

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.

Room Type:  Portola King or Double/Double single or double occupancy, $262. Two night minimum stay required.  

To reserve your room, click HERE. Or call 888.222.5851 and say that you are running the 2017 Big Sur Marathon.

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