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Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE!
8:30 AM at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove
THE OCEAN VIEW CHALLENGE
The Ocean View Challenge (OVC) is a half marathon and 5K combo package for those who want to run the 5K on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. It includes a discounted entry fee and a commemorative finisher medallion.
ENTRY LIMIT AND REGISTRATION
2020 Monterey Bay Half Marathon events 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 5K is open to 1,800 entrants. You must be five years of age or older and in good health. Both runners and walkers are welcome.
Official 2020 original race numbers are required to take part in the event. No dogs or children in strollers may participate.
Bibs and event shirts can be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Monterey Conference Center on Friday, November 13th from 12 Noon to 6 PM. A photo ID is required for pick-up.
Race morning pick-up is at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove beginning at 6:30 AM.
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 5K course is USATF certified. It is an out-and-back course beginning and ending at Lovers Point Park with a turn-around near Pt. Pinos. View a course map.
There are two aid stations serving water, one at approximate mile 1.3 and a second one at mile 2.2.
The 5K ends at Lovers Point Park where runners will receive their finish medal and refreshments.
TIMING and AWARDS
Timing is provided by South Valley Endurance.
Awards go three deep in five-year age divisions after 5-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-19. There will also be an award for the overall male and female and overall masters (age 40 and over) male and female runners. Double-dipping is permitted (overall winners are eligible for divisional awards).
The awards ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM at Lovers Point Park.
IPODS AND AUDIO DEVICES
We strongly discourage the use of iPods, headphones, ear buds or other MP3 or headphone devices in any of our events for safety reasons. Due to the nature of this course, you need to be able to hear verbal instructions or commands from race officials including course marshals on bicycles and to hear other vehicles or emergency vehicles on the course alongside you. We ask that you leave your headsets/earbuds at home to best enjoy the experience with your fellow runners.
OTHER LINKS & USEFUL INFORMATION
Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy
For other information on race weekend including lodging, the race expo, packet pick-up, results from previous races, etc. please visit the Race Weekend page.