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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 2016 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 22, noon to 6:00 PM or Saturday, April 23, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the check-in tent located in the Waterfront Lot #1 adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf and Custom House Plaza. The check-in tent will have your bib, bus ticket, pasta and post-race party tickets (if purchased). Your shirt and gear check bag will be picked up in the Expo tent at 20 Custom House Plaza (next to the Waterfront Lot #1). 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-, 10.6-Milers or the Relay.

Also, for 5K, 9-Miler & 3K ONLY:

Saturday, April 23, 6:30 am to 7:45 am
at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove for 3K

Sunday, April 24, 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 1 and Rio Road, adjacent to the Crossroads Carmel shopping village.  To view a map of the finish area, click HERE

Our organization will allow the use of Ipods and other headphone devices by those not competing for prize money or divisional awards.  We believe using an audio device will compromise your safety and that of others by hindering your ability to hear verbal instructions or commands, or approaching vehicles or course marshals on bicycles, you may be asked to relinquish the device.  We ask that you take responsibility and use good judgement if you opt to wear an audio device.  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, music we provide on the course, and your fellow runners serve as your motivation and inspiration.


The expo is normally held at the Monterey Conference Center adjacent to the Portola Hotel & Spa and across the street from the Monterey Marriott. In 2016 the Conference Center is undergoing a renovation and the expo will be held in the Pavilion tent at 20 Custom House Plaza, located adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf and the Portola Hotel & Spa.   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 in the nearby bib pick-up tent located in the Waterfront Lot #1 next to Fisherman's Wharf and the Custom House Plaza. The expo will be open Friday, April 22 from noon to 6:00 P.M. and Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

RACE CLINIC Clinics are held Saturday, April 23 at the Dali 17 Museum across from the Expo Pavilion tent. For a list of clinic speakers and times click HERE.
PASTA PARTY Saturday April 23 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.
POST-RACE CELEBRATION PARTY A post-race celebration party will be held on Sunday evening, April 24th, 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 24th.  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 Registration Protector through Active.com at the time of registration.  To learn more about this program, click HERE. Your 2016 entry fee IS NOT TRANSFERABLE to 2017. 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.