The Monterey Bay Half Marathon is one of the world’s most beautiful races and is popular with not only runners, but journalists and photographers. 

The Seventeenth Presentation of the Monterey Bay Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019.  The Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K and the By-the-Bay 3K will be held on Saturday, November 9th. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo will begin on Friday, November 8th at 12 noon.

If you would like to be placed on the Big Sur Marathon Foundation’s media list for notifications and race-related information, or if you are a member of the media and would like to obtain credentials for our races, please contact Hillary Fujii, or call 831.625.6226.

Photo and video assets are available upon request. We also have a robust photo library of images available for publication. If you are looking for a selection of race images to use in your publication, please contact While we provide these free of charge, we ask that photo credit is given to the photographer listed.