The Big Sur International Marathon is widely regarded as the most scenic race in America and it’s obvious why. From views of mountains and oceans, to redwoods and the iconic Bixby Bridge, the race organizers pull out all the stops to make every mile of this course memorable.
Yes, the course is known for being hilly. But as one runner put it, “what hills? You don't even realize it, since you’re so distracted by the views and happy energy everywhere.” And in addition to a wonderfully executed race, runners raved about the entire weekend experience, outstanding expo, and overall race-cation experience.
Runners also praised the race for their focus on protecting the environment. Each water station had stations to fill up your own water bottle, along with plans to compost the cups and gel wrappers. As expected, Big Sur received The Green Lion award list, which celebrates The 2018 Top 3 Innovators in Sustainability.
It’s understandable why Big Sur continues to sell-out every year and is regarded as one of the best races in America for the second year in a row. If you want to run the Big Sur International Marathon, better get your name into their lottery!
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