|DESCRIPTION||Point to point, moderately difficult, with live entertainment on the course. Featuring rolling hills, Big Sur is the largest rural marathon in the world, winding through redwoods, paralleling ranches, and offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean; USATF sanctioned and certified.|
|WEATHER||Average Temperature: 50° - 60° F. Average Humidity: 30 - 50%|
|COURSE TIME LIMIT||Our permit from the California Dept. of Transportation limits the race to a finishing time of 6 hours, a pace of about 13:40 per mile. The 6 hour window begins when the last starter crosses the timing start mat in Big Sur. The following rules will apply to all participants:
Finishing Time: 6 hours or less
Participants who finish the Big Sur International Marathon in 6 hours or less (tag time) will be presented with the Big Sur International Marathon finisher's medallion and will be able to download and print an Official Finisher's Certificate. They will also be listed in the Official Results Book.
Finishing Time: More than 6 hours
Because Highway One is open to two way traffic immediately following the official close of the race, all aid stations must be dismantled and removed from the course prior to the reopening of the highway. This means that there will be NO SUPPORT (i.e., no water, no medical personnel and no communications personnel) for race participants on the course once the aid stations have been dismantled.
Transportation will be provided to finish area for those race participants who have not reached the 22 mile mark by 12 noon.
An early start is not available. The Marathon and 21-Miler begin at 6:45 A.M.
|TIME KEEPING/PACE||Split times, race pace and predicted finish time called at each mile.|
|REFRESHMENTS||Water stations, plus Gatorade, approximately every two miles. GU available at two aid stations on the course. For a map detailing aid station locations, click HERE.|
|Official energy gel of the BSIM.|
|Official sports drink of the BSIM.|
|Official water of the BSIM.|
|FIRST AID AND MEDICAL CARE||At aid stations along course and at the finish.|
|COURSE ELEVATION MAP|