For the 2022 Monterey Bay Half Marathon, we are so excited to partner with &Mother to provide lactation support for nursing mothers throughout race weekend.

&Mother aims to remove barriers that limit a mother’s ability to fully participate in sports, and they are working with race organizers nationwide to standardize support services for parents participating in recreational athletic events. The &Mother team knows first-hand the importance of lactation support for a successful race, and our partnership with them will enable all nursing runners at Monterey to have a great experience.



Here’s what you need to know:

Who can access the lactation spaces?

  • Any nursing runner participating in the Monterey Bay Half Marathon.

What will be provided?

  • Dedicated lactation space at the race expo (Friday, Nov 11 and Saturday, Nov 12) available for any nursing / pumping runner, supporter, or volunteer.
  • Dedicated lactation space at the half marathon start and finish line on Sunday, Nov 13.
  • Pumping equipment provided by Babyation.
  • Medical device storage and transportation for personal pumps.
  • Breastmilk storage and transportation.

Where will the lactation spaces be?

  • At the race expo: dedicated room on the 2nd floor of the Monterey Conference Center for pumping and/or chestfeeding children.
  • Half marathon start line: dedicated tent next to the start line where runners can pump and then drop off their equipment and milk. &Mother and Babyation personnel will staff the space throughout the race. There will be easy access to porta potties next to the lactation tent.
  • Half marathon finish: dedicated room at the Portola Plaza hotel, immediately adjacent to the finish festival. Runners will be able to pick-up their medical equipment and milk, pump, and/or chestfeed children in this space.

When do I need to let you know if I need access to the lactation space?

  • During the Health and Fitness Expo (Friday, Nov 11 and Saturday, Nov 12), stop by the &Mother booth to pick up your medical device bag and sticker for your pumping equipment. Team members from &Mother and their partner, Babyation, will be on-hand to answer any questions and walk you through race day pumping logistics.

How do I get more information?

  • Visit our FAQ page or contact for further questions.

Want to run with &Mother’s co-founder and Olympian Alysia Montaño? In addition to providing lactation support, &Mother co-founder, president and CEO Alysia Montaño will be running the Monterey Bay Half Marathon and representing the &Mother Athletic Club. Alysia is running races nationwide to raise awareness for &Mother’s mission and elevate race standards to support all mothers and caregivers; Click here to learn more.