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2015 Big Sur International Marathon Registration Procedures
Registration for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd registration periods are sold out.
The next registration period will open on Sunday, July 27, at 4 PM PDT.

After seeing unprecedented demand at our first two Marathon registration periods, we have prepared information that helps explain what you may see during the next registration window.  Please click HERE for details.  Good luck!

Registration for the Runner's World Challenge and JUST RUN entries are also sold out.

5 things you should know before registering for the Big Sur International Marathon

The Big Sur Marathon sold out in a record 59 minutes last year.  While we were honored by this strong demand, it was clear that a single first-come, first-served registration period could be unfair to those who were unable to be online at the right time.  For the 30th annual Big Sur International Marathon on April 26, 2015, we are offering a new plan.  As in previous years, we will accept up to 4,500 Marathon entrants and all entrants must be able to finish within six hours (13:45 minutes/mile)

Registration for the other distance events (21-Miler, 10.6-Miler, 9-Miler, 5K and 3K) will open on July 15, 2014 at 10 AM PDT on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.

Registration for the Relay will open later this summer.

Registration for the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge will open after registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon closes.  The date will be announced late September.

2015 Big Sur International Marathon Registration Plan and Schedule: 

Four First-Come, First-Served Registration Periods, 625 Entries available at Each    

  • Tuesday, July 15, at 10 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
  • Saturday, July 19, at 11 AM PDT
  • Wednesday, July 23, at 5 PM PDT
  • Sunday, July 27, at 4 PM PDT

Following the four first-come, first-served registration periods, we will begin a lottery for 500 entries.

  • We will accept lottery applications Tuesday, July 29 from 10 AM PDT through Wednesday, August 6, at 11:59 PM PDT.
  • All lottery applicants will pay a small, non-refundable lottery processing fee of $1.
  • All lottery applicants will be notified of selection status on Monday morning, August 11.
  • Those selected will be automatically charged the $150 marathon entry fee (plus the Active.com processing fee of $11.38).           

JUST RUN Charity Entries 

  • 300 JUST RUN charity entries will be available first-come, first-served for $300 starting July 15, at 10 AM PDT.
  • The additional $150 is a charitable contribution to our JUST RUN youth fitness program. 

Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge 

  • Registration for 400 B2B Challenge entries will be first-come, first-served and open the day after registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon closes.  This is expected to be late September or October 2014. 
  • If you intend to enter B2B, please do not enter the regular marathon.
  • For more information on B2B, click HERE.

Runner's World Challenge 
Registration for the 300 Runner's World Challenge training and VIP weekend packages will be first-come, first-served beginning in Early July.  Click HERE for more information.

Locals' Last Chance In-Person Registration 
Monterey County residents and Monterey County active military will have a final chance to register (quantity TBD) in person on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 10 AM at Treadmill in the Crossroads Carmel shopping center.  Proof of Monterey County residency is required (driver's license, utility bill, etc.)

Charity and Tour Group Entries 
A limited number of charity and tour group entries will be available at a higher price and/or with a fund-raising element included.  Click HERE for details on our charity partnership program.

Entry Fees 
Most entry fees are unchanged from 2014.  Click HERE for a complete list of fees for all events.

Thank you for your interest in our event.  If you have questions about registration, call 831.625.6226 or email sally@bsim.org.

Doug Thurston, Race Director
Big Sur International Marathon
Email:  doug@bsim.org

If you experience a problem registering online, contact Active.com at 877.228.4881.  For other registration concerns or questions, email sally@bsim.org.

As part of our green initiatives we do not offer a paper entry form.  If you wish to pay by check, contact sally@bsim.org or call 831.625.6226.  There will be a $10 administrative fee for this service.

Before registering, please review the course time limit for the marathon by clicking HERE.

After 2015 registration opens you can confirm your entry after 24 hours by clicking on one of the buttons below (either BSIM events or the Runner's World Challenge).  Once on the page, enter LAST NAME ONLY to bring up your registration details.

If you "opted out" of having your registration details shown on the confirmation page at the time you registered, you will be unable to view your information.  To opt back in, email sally@bsim.org.

Entry Confirmation Button 

RWC confirmation