Event Date:November 13, 2022

The 2020 and 2021 Monterey Bay Half Marathon events, originally scheduled for Saturday November 14, 2020 and Sunday, November 14, 2021 have been canceled. 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. 

Our highest priority is always the safety of our participants, volunteers, friends and family, and residents. There are so many unknowns both with this virus and with the effects of it on large events. We were also very concerned about having access to needed public safety and medical officials, volunteers, and personal protection equipment and supplies during this ongoing crisis. We are informing you as soon as we could to give you time to adjust your plans. Again, we are very sorry that this unprecedented international crisis has forced us to cancel our races

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.



All entrants from the 2018 Monterey Bay Half Marathon who chose to defer to 2020 or 2021 will be given the option to switch their deferral option choice to 2022 or 2023. Those entrants should have received  an email with the link to register their new deferral option at haku. If you didn’t receive this email, you may register your option HERE.

2022 entry fees to be determined.


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.