Event Date:CANCELLED FOR 2020

***The 2020 OVC has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.**

The 2020 Monterey Bay Half Marathon, originally scheduled for Saturday November 14th, has been cancelled. There will NOT be a virtual event. The Big Sur Marathon Foundation’s governance board made this difficult decision to cancel the in-person road races as they continued to monitor updates on large events from county, state, federal, and international public safety and health agencies during the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more…


The Ocean View Challenge combo Package: for those who would like to run Saturday’s Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K and Sunday’s Monterey Bay Half Marathon at a discounted entry fee. Special finisher medallions will be awarded to those who complete both races. The Active Duty Military discount does not apply to this event category.



2018 entrants who chose to defer their entry to 2020 will be emailed instructions on how to register after registration opens. There will be no fee for the Half Marathon portion, but the entry fee for the 5K will still apply, as the 5K was not cancelled in 2018.

View event entry fees HERE.


2020 Monterey Bay Half Marathon registration has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting “shelter in place” order in the state of California. We are working to determine a new opening date, but our workplace, like many of yours, is closed along with most businesses and governmental agencies for several more weeks. We will continue to update our website and social media channels as new information becomes available, but please be aware that registration will NOT open on March 25th as originally scheduled. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


The Saturday OVC 5K bib will be the same bib number as the Sunday Half Marathon bib, but there will be two separate bibs. Entrants can pick up both bibs at the Expo on Friday, November 13, from 12 noon to 6 PM.

Those picking up for the OVC 5K on race day will receive their 5K bib only. They will need to go to the Expo between 9:30 AM and 6 PM to pick up their Half Marathon bib and shirt.


For race-day details about each event, please refer to the Race Information tabs for the 5K and/or Half Marathon.