Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur International Marathon

( 33 reviews )
96% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Carmel,
    United States
  • April
  • 10 miles, 26.2 miles/Marathon, Relay, Other
  • Road Race
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Napa, California, United States
8 6
"Windy, hilly, gorgeous!"
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Miriam 's thoughts:

My favorite race yet. I ran Boston to Big Sur, and had an incredible Big Sur race experience. To say it's hilly is an understatement - there are no flats; you're either going up or down! But, that's just part of what makes BSIM unique. The Taiko drummers at the base of Hurricane Point are perfect motivation to get up the 2-mile climb, and the piano player at Bixby Bridge is so calming, and you can't help but appreciate your surroundings. Strawberries at mile 23 are a treat, and the clay medals are a keepsake.
The only downside to the race is having to wake up at 3am to catch a bus to the start. Waiting two hours in the dark by a row of port-a-potties doesn't make for a nice pre-race experience, but well worth it once your start running.

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