All Event Info
|SHIRT SIZING CHART||
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.
Friday April 22, noon to 6:00 PM or Saturday, April 23, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Health & Fitness Expo in the Monterey Conference Center. 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.
Sunday, April 24, 6:30 am to 7:30 am
|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.|
|IPODS AND AUDIO DEVICES||
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.
|HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO||
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 remodel and the expo, along with packet pick-up, will be held in the 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 are distributed there. 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. Times and speakers will be posted on the Expo floor. They will also be available on the website under the Expo link. Because of renovations in the facility, speakers, locations and times are to be determined.|
|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.