Event Date:Saturday, November 9, 2019

Event News: Online registration is now open


By-the-Bay 3K



Pacific Grove’s  By-the-Bay 3K is a fun run on an out-and-back course next to the Monterey Bay that is held on the Saturday of Half Marathon race weekend. The 3K is open runners and walkers ages four and older and is a great tune-up for Sunday’s half marathon.


$10.00 for children and youth ages 4 through 17
$25.00 for adults ages 18 and over


Online registration is provided by Active.com and is now open.

Paper registration forms are not available. If you wish to pay by cash or check, email the registrar on how to proceed. An administrative fee will apply.

Registrants must be 4 years of age or older and in good health to participate. Official 2019 original race numbers are required to take part in the event. For safety and liability reasons, children in strollers may participate if they start in the back. Sorry, but no dogs allowed on course or at the start/finish area in Lovers Point Park.


Bibs and event shirts can be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Monterey Conference Center on Friday, November 8th from 12 Noon to 6 PM. A photo ID is required for pick-up.

Race morning pick-up is available at Lovers Point Park beginning at 6:30 AM.


The 3K begins at 8 AM at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove.


On race day, there will be parking in the Pacific Grove public parking lots and on neighborhood streets. Be sure to note any parking enforcement signs and hours.


The course is out-and-back beginning and ending at Lovers Point Park with a turnaround at Coral Street. Runners go west in the inland lane and after turning around, return to the finish in the ocean-side lane. View a 3K course map.


The 3K is a timed but not competitive fun run; there are no “winners” or divisional awards. All participants receive an event shirt and finishers’ medal. There will be refreshments and pre and post-race activities for the kids at Lovers Point Park.