The largest rural marathon in the world
Looking for a unique experience? Then sign up for the Big Sur International Marathon; it’s the largest rural marathon in the world and the course is peppered with by live entertainment acts.
What is the Big Sur International Marathon?
Just 4,500 runners participate in the race which sells out in less than a month and is known for its challenging hilly terrain, live music (including a grand piano on Bixby Bridge), and overall breath-taking scenery.
Marathon & Beyond described the marathon like this: "Of course we know that perfection is impossible, but once you've experienced the Big Sur International Marathon, you'll agree that it comes pretty darn close."
As the biggest rural marathons in the world you would expect the course to be stunning; and the Big Sur International Marathon certainly delivers. The route takes you along Highway One, and follows the Pacific Ocean coastline. The temperature ranges between 50°- 60° F, whilst the average humidity: 30 - 50 percent. Except for 2011, the race is always held on the last Sunday in April.
Every runner gets a range of goods; including a t-shirt with an original design, a ceramic, unique medallion, race transport, live music, plus food and drink at the start and finish of the race.
How do you get a place in the Big Sur International Marathon?
Runners can enter using the online entry system.
Run for charity in the Big Sur International Marathon
There are two ways that you can run for charity. If you have your own entry in the event you should contact the charity of your choice and let them know you would like to help them.
For those without their own entry, there is another option. All of the charities listed on the Big Sur Marathon site have their own entries and in return for a pre-agreed amount of sponsorship they may offer you a place. However they are likely to receive far more enquiries than they have entries. To contact a charity go to the charity listings. Go to the Big Sur International Marathon Top Events charity listings for more details.
Where can I find out more about the Big Sur International Marathon?
Visit the official Big Sur International Marathon website for more details.