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 Sixteenth Presentation of the Monterey Bay Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  The Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K and the By-the-Bay 3K will be held on Saturday, November 10th. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo will begin on Friday, November 9th 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 Gibson, or call 831.625.6226.

The 2018 Press Kit is now available. Click on the PDF titles below to access specific information about areas of interest:

General Information and 2018 Fact Sheet

Schedule of Events

Traffic and Parking Information

Saturday’s Free Race Clinics Schedule

2018 Elite Roster

2018 Prize Money Information

2018 Sponsor List

Click HERE to access previous news releases.

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.