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Below is the sizing chart for the technical fabric ASICS gender specific shirts for the Marathon, B2B, 21-Miler, 11-Miler (former 10.6-Miler), 12K, and Relay for the 2018 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 27, noon to 6:00 PM or Saturday, April 28, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza in downtown Monterey. There you will pick up your bib, bus ticket, shirt and gear check bag, pasta and post-race party tickets (if purchased). You must be present in person to pick-up your race packet; you cannot designate another person to do this for you. Please schedule your travel plans accordingly.

There is no race day packet pick-up for the Marathon, 21-Miler, 11-Miler or the Relay.

Also, for 5K, 12K & 3K ONLY:

Saturday, April 28, 6:30 am to 7:45 am
at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove for 3K

Sunday, April 29, 6:30 am to 7:30 am
at the Marathon Finish Village for 5K and 12K

LAST MINUTE INSTRUCTIONS "Race Weekend Instructions" will be available online in mid-April.  They will also be emailed to all registrants in an eBlast via Constant Contact or Active.com.

All events but the 3K (held on Saturday in Pacific Grove at Lovers Point Park) end at the Marathon Finish Village, located at Highway 1 and Rio Road, adjacent to the Crossroads Carmel shopping village. 

To view a map of the finish area, click HERE.


We do not allow the use of iPods, headphones, ear buds or other MP3 or headphone devices in any of our events. We believe using an audio device will compromise your safety and that of others by hindering your ability to hear verbal instructions or commands from race officials including course marshals on bicycles or to hear vehicles in the lane next to you or emergency vehicles on the course. You are sharing a narrow lane with runners of different speeds completing different race distances. In addition, there is live traffic in the land-side lane of Highway 1 during the race. You must be aware of your surroundings at all times

Because the safety of all of our participants and volunteers is our first priority, we ask that you leave your headsets at home and instead let the incredible scenery, music we provide on the course, and your fellow runners serve as your motivation and inspiration.


The expo is held at the Monterey Conference Center at 1 Portola Plaza in downtown Monterey. The expo is race headquarters for Marathon weekend events. Bib numbers, T-shirts, gear check bags, bus passes, pasta party and post-race party tickets will be distributed there. The expo will be open Friday, April 27 from noon to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 28 from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

RACE CLINIC Clinics are held Saturday, April 28 at the Monterey Conference Center. A list of clinic speakers and times will be announced closer to race weekend.
PASTA PARTY Saturday April 28 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 held in the Grand Ballroom of the Monterey Marriott.

A post-race celebration party will be held on Sunday evening, April 29th, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM in the Grand Ballroom of the Monterey Marriott.  Tickets will be sold in conjunction with registration and at the Expo for $25 each (if not sold out). The ticket includes light refreshments, one 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 29th.  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 local musical groups are 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 Booking Protect through Active.com at the time of registration.  To learn more about this program, click HERE. Your 2018 entry fee IS NOT TRANSFERABLE to 2019. You do not need to inform us of cancellation. If you do not participate in the event, 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.