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Below is the sizing chart for the technical fabric ASICS gender specific shirts for the Marathon, B2B, 21-Miler, 10.6 and 9-Milers, and Relay for the 2015 events.

Women's Sizing

Size XS(4-6) S(6-8) M(8-10) L(10-12) XL(12-14)
Chest   32"-33" 34"-35" 36"-37" 38"-39" 40"-41"

Men's Sizing

Size S M L XL
Chest    36"-38" 39"-41" 42"-44" 45"-47"

Friday April 24, noon to 6:00 PM or Saturday, April 25, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Health & Fitness Expo in the Monterey Conference Center

There is no race day packet pick-up for the Marathon, 21-, 10.6-Milers or the Relay.

Also, for 5K, 9-Miler & 3K ONLY:

Saturday, April 25, 6:30 am to 7:45 am
at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove for 3K

Sunday, April 26, 6:30 am to 7:30 am
at Marathon Village for 5K and 9-Miler

LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS "Race Weekend Instructions" will be available online by March 31st.  They will also be emailed to all registrants in an eBlast via Constant Contact.
FINISH All events but the 3K (held on Saturday in Pacific Grove at Lovers Point Park) end at the Marathon Finish Village, located at Highway One and Rio Road, adjacent to the Crossroads Carmel shopping village.  To view a map of the finish area, click HERE
In accordance with the guidelines set by USATF and the Road Runner's Club of America, we are strongly recommending that you do not use Ipods or other audio devices during the events. Choosing to use an audio device will NOT result in disqualification, but you will compromise your safety and that of others by wearing a headset. If wearing an Ipod or other audio device results in you being unable to hear verbal instructions or commands, or approaching vehicles or course marshals on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device and face disqualification.  We ask that you take responsibility and use good judgement if you opt to wear an audio device.  Because the right lane of Highway 1 is open to vehicular convoys the safety of our participants is our first priority.

We truly hope you'll opt to leave your headsets at home and instead let the incredible scenery and music we provide on the course serve as your motivation and inspiration.

HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO Held at the Monterey Conference Center adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa and across the street from the Monterey Marriott. The Conference Center is Race Headquarters for Marathon Weekend events. Bib numbers, T-Shirts, gear check bags, bus passes, pasta party and post-race party tickets are distributed there. The Expo will be open Friday, April 24 from noon to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
RACE CLINIC Clinics are held Saturday, April 25 at the Monterey Conference Center. Times and speakers will be posted on the Expo floor and outside the Steinbeck Forum. They will also be available on the website under the Expo link.
PASTA PARTY Saturday April 25 from 4:30 to 7:00 P.M. There are two seatings, one at 4:30 and one at 5:30 P.M. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased with registration, at the Expo race weekend, or at the door.  The Pasta Party is in the Grand Ballroom of the Monterey Marriott.
POST-RACE CELEBRATION PARTY A post-race celebration party will be held on Sunday evening, April 26th, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Monterey Marriott.  Tickets will be sold in conjunction with registration and also at the Expo for $25 each (if not sold out). The ticket includes light refreshments, 1 free drink and entertainment.  The Big Sur Board and staff will be on hand to greet runners and walkers.
RACE RESULTS and OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER The Monterey County Herald will publish UNOFFICIAL race results on Monday morning following the marathon. Unofficial results will be available at www.bsim.org by Sunday afternoon, April 26th.  The Monday edition of the Monterey Herald will be mailed to all Marathon, 21-Miler and Relay captain participants outside of Monterey County following the race. It will contain stories, photos and results.
ENTERTAINMENT The Yamaha grand piano at Bixby Bridge, Taiko drummers at the foot of Hurricane Point, belly dancers at mile 25 and much, much more. An eclectic mix of classical, jazz, and rock and roll provided by musical groups unique to our area can be enjoyed throughout the course and at the finish.

Per the marathon running industry policy, all entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc. There are NO exceptions.            

You do have the option to purchase Registration Protector through Active.com at the time of registration.  To learn more about this program, click HERE. Your 2014 entry fee IS NOT TRANSFERABLE to 2015. You do not need to inform us of cancellation. If you do cancel, you may take the amount of your entry fee as a charitable donation on your income tax return.  The Big Sur International Marathon is a 501(c)3 non-profit.