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ASICS America Corporation
Ms. Kellly O'Rourke
80 Technology
Irvine, CA 92618

Asics America

ASICS, an acronym derived from the Latin phrase, Anima Sana In Corpore Sano - a sound mind in a sound body. Staying true to the philosophy by which it was founded, every ASICS innovation, every concept, every idea is intended to create the best product. Their mission is to become the number one brand for the sports enthusiast. To accomplish this, they pledge to continue to make the best product; striving to build upon their technological advances and pushing the limits on what they can learn from the body and its needs in athletic gear. They pledge to bring harmony to the body and soul.


Dole Nutrition Institute
Ms. Joan Luebbert
One Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362

Dole Fresh Vegetables & Berries
CarrieAnn Arias
2959 Monterey-Salinas Highway
Monterey, CA 93940


Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.

Mr. Bruce Franke
2280 W. Tyler St.
Fairfield, IA 52556

While many things have changed in the event photography industry, one thing has remained constant. MarathonFoto® continues to be the premier name in event photography. In business for the past three decades, they have grown and changed to meet the needs of the industry. They have improved their approach to documenting the event by analyzing participant purchase data, by continuously training their people and by investing in photographic and computer technology.

Runner's World
Mr. Warren Greene 
400 South 10th Street 
Emmaus, PA 18098

Runner's World Headquartered in Emmaus, PA, Runner's World is published by Rodale, Inc. and enjoys an audience of 2,827,000 with a base circulation of 660,000. RW focuses globally on runners of all ages and abilities and their mission is to "inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them."


Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Dr. Steven Packer

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Presenting sponsor of the 5K

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula is the official medical provider of the Big Sur International Marathon. 

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, established in 1934, has grown and evolved in direct response to the changing healthcare needs of he people it serves.  It is a nonprofit healthcare provider with 220 staffed acute-care hospital beds and 28 skilled-nursing beds, delivering a continuum of care from birth to end of life, and every stage in between.  It serves the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding communities through locations including the main hospital, outpatient facilities, satellite laboratories, a mental health clinic, and a short-term skilled nursing facility, Hospice of the Central Coast, Peninsula Wellness Center, and business offices.  Find more information about Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at www.chomp.org.


The Crossroads Carmel
Ms. Cynthia Buhl
243 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923

The Crossroads Carmel

Discover a unique and unexpectedly sophisticated shipping experience in one of Carmel's most charming settings. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, the Crossroads Carmel has served the surrounding community for over 40 years. With an extensive array of retailers, the Crossroads combines the best in every day goods & services with special indulgences and some of the most memorable dining experiences in the region.  The Crossroads is located near the Marathon finish at Highway 1 and Rio Road. 

Dempsey Family
Mr. Neal Dempsey
2180 Sand Hill Road Ste. 345
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Dempsey Family

Neal Dempsey is a philanthropist, Big Sur Marathon Grizzled Vet and long time supporter of Big Sur events.  His generous financial donations help fund our youth fitness program, JUST RUN, as well as our greening efforts.


Gatorade Endurance
Ms. Nicole Rowden
555 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Gatorade Endurance

Gatorade was first developed at the University of Florida in 1965.  Gatorade and GSSI (Gatorade Sports Science Institute) continue to search for and study new and innovative ways to help athletes improve performance by facilitating proper hydration and nutrition. From the lab testing of athletes, to new flavor and delivery system development, to the publication and distribution of scientific research, the Gatorade Company and the GSSI perpetually strive to advance their collective mission of enabling athletes to always perform at their peak.

Granite Construction Company
Mr. Jim Roberts
P.O. Box 50085
Watsonville,CA 95077-5085

Granite Logo

As one of the largest diversified heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers in the United States, Granite strives to provide customers with the highest standards of quality, value, and service on every project. Their experience, capabilities, and resources enable them to build projects of all sizes and scope. Granite was founded in 1922 by principled leaders who built clear values and leadership into the fabric of their company. While building a financially strong firm, they are also dedicated to creating opportunities, building careers, and growing the company. Their vision is to be one of America’s leading infrastructure firms.

GU Energy Labs
Ms. Celia Santi
1609 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710


From 1991 until today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Their Berkeley-based sports nutrition company started with the original GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. Since then, GU has continued to improve the recipe, incorporating the latest scientific research into its products. In 2001, GU Electrolyte Brew  was launched as the perfect hydration companion to GU Energy Gel. 2008 saw the introduction of Roctane Ultra Endurance Energy Gel, followed by Chomps Energy Chews and GU Recovery Brew in 2009. Every product is formulated to further GU’s mission: to help athletes go faster and longer than ever before.

Monterey Marriott
Mr. Rene Boskoff
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, CA 93940

As Marriott International has grown to be a leading lodging company with more than 3,700 properties in 73 countries and territories worldwide, they remain grounded in a set of core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity and serve their world. The Monterey Marriott has served as the headquarter hotel for the Marriott for many years, and they also host our VIP and post-race parties.  They are located at 435 Calle Principal in the heart of historic downtown Monterey and offer 341 guestrooms, many with spectacular bay views.

Sam Linder Auto Group
1711 Del Monte Avenue
Seaside, CA 93901


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The Sam Linder Auto Group is home to Honda, Volvo, Jaguar, Maserati and Land Rover at the Seaside dealership located at 1711 Del Monte Blvd. The Honda dealership is located on Auto Drive in the Salinas Auto Mall.  Their focus is on quality customer care on a daily basis for both auto sales and service.  They strive to go beyond the norm by providing additional services and solutions. 


PÈPE'S Little Napoli
Mr. Rich Pepe

The cuisine at Little Napoli features the flavors of Southern Italy, from Rome and Napoli, all the way down to Sicily…with a little bit of New Jersey thrown in, as chef/owner Rich Pèpe was raised in Hoboken before coming out to California.  In addition to Little Napoli, Pèpe also owns Vesuvio, Peppoli's, Carmel Bakery and Vino Napoli.


Post Ranch Inn
Ms. Fiona Ayers
P.O. Box 219
Big Sur, CA 93920

Nestled on the cliffs of Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn is a sanctuary of natural luxury – small, serene, seductive. High atop the California coast, the inn offers an unforgettable escape for a honeymoon, anniversary, romantic getaway or relaxing vacation. With endless views of the Pacific Ocean in one direction and mountains in the other, the rest of the world seems blissfully far away. Here, romance and connection thrive. Acclaimed by guests and the media, Post Ranch is renowned worldwide for its natural luxury, fine dining, transformative spa treatments, gracious service and green initiatives.

Sierra Nevada
Mr. Adrian Stevens
1725 Ellis Drive
Paradise, CA 95969

 Sierra Nevaa
Sierra Nevada set out with a simple goal: brew the beers they wanted to drink. They started small, with a homebrew shop, a love of American hops and plenty of passion. In the process, they changed the beer world forever. Decades later, they are still at it, and the passion burns brighter than ever.



Ventana Vineyards
Mr. Randy Pura
2999 Monterey Salinas Highway #10
Monterey, CA 93940

Ventana 2016
Great wines are made in the vineyard, and the Ventana Vineyard has the perfect combination of water, soil, climate, art and science to create superb, world-class wines. Ventana is judged against the best in the world, and welcomes that comparison, for Ventana is the most award-winning single vineyard in America.


KSBW Channel 8
Mr. Joseph W. Heston
238 John Street
Salinas, CA 93901

KSBW Tri-Branded
KSBW, an NBC affiliate, and Central Coast ABC, an ABC affiliate, are owned and operated by Hearst Television Inc. The stations are a powerhouse of local news and entertainment. Action News 8, providing "coverage you can count on," is the Central Coast's only newscast devoted to local coverage and television’s highest rated shows can be seen on Central Coast ABC.

KWAV 96.9 FM
Ms. Monica Tovar
60 Garden Road Ste. 300
Monterey, CA 93940

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Today's KWAV 96.9 plays a great mix of music to get you through your workday. With artists like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift. KWAV 96.9 is a live and local radio station with remarkable on-air personalities that broadcasts on the Central Coast. KWAV has also given away the most cash to its listeners with contests like Thousand Dollar Thursday and the Thousand Dollar a day At-Work Perk! 

Monterey County Herald
Mr. Gary Omernick
P.O. Box 271
Monterey, CA 93940

Monterey Herald The premier newspaper of Monterey County, the Herald is owned by the Hearst corporation and published daily and Sunday.  The Herald provides full race coverage during event weekend and full marathon results the following day. 

Director's Club:

Portola Hotel & Spa

Portola Hotel & Spa
Private Spring Water, Inc.
Private Spring Water

Tricord Tradeshow Services


Troia Foods

Troia Foods
Rick Edson
Special Thanks to:

California State Parks

Carmel Chamber of Commerce
Carmel Chamber of Commerce

City of Monterey

California Highway Patrol

California Highway Patrol
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce


The Big Sur International Marathon is a non-profit organization serving the community by producing a world class marathon and related fun events that raise money to benefit local charities, while promoting health and fitness.

Supporting the Big Sur Internation Marathon enables you to be affiliated with the best marathon in North America. Through this prestigious athletic event your company can reach the hearts of thousands of enthusiastic runners and their families. As a celebrated BSIM sponsor, your company will be a partner in the achievement of personal success! It is a tremendous opportunity to build brand loyalty and attract new customers. We invite you to be a part of the winners circle and join in sponsoring the Big Sur International Marathon.

Charitable Contributions

Charitable contributions to health and fitness, schools, medical facilities, fine arts, youth programs, etc. in Monterey County and Big Sur is a very important part of the Big Sur Marathon mission. Sponsor dollars are dedicated to this charitable effort and we are providing an opportunity for you as a participant to also take part in this important philanthropic effort.

You can help by filling in one of the recommended dollar amounts indicated in the charitable giving section of your registration form. On behalf of the non-profit recipient groups in our area as well as the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, we thank you in advance for your generosity.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact: 

Julie Armstrong 
Telephone 831.625.6226831.625.6226
Fax 831.625.2119
E-mail: julie@bsim.org