Event Date:November 12, 2022

 

 

 

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 course is a fast and scenic loop route next to the beautiful Monterey Bay and is open to 2,000 entrants age ten and older. Awards go to the overall male and female finishers and the overall masters (age 40+) male and female finishers and then three deep in five-year age divisions.

ENTRY FEE

The 2020 and 2021 races have been canceled

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE!

START

The 2020 and 2021 races have been canceled

THE OCEAN VIEW CHALLENGE

The Ocean View Challenge (OVC) will be held next on November 13, 2022

 

ENTRY LIMIT AND REGISTRATION

The 5K is open to 1,000 entrants. You must be five years of age or older and in good health. Both runners and walkers are welcome.

Official original race numbers are required to take part in the event. No dogs or children in strollers may participate.

PACKET PICK-UP

Bibs and event shirts can be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Monterey Conference Center. A photo ID is required for pick-up.

PARKING

  • DOWNTOWN PARKING GARAGES
    The Garages are located on Franklin between Washington and Alvarado Streets. To park here you MUST ARRIVE by 5:30 AM. Parking is free until 11 AM. If southbound on Highway 1, take the Monterey exit 401A. Go through the traffic light and continue west on Fremont Street. At the intersection with Abrego, turn right. Abrego becomes Washington Street. Continue on Washington to Del Monte and turn left. Turn left again on Tyler to enter the parking garagesIf northbound on Highway 1, take the Munras Avenue exit 399B.  Munras turns into Abrego. At the intersection with Fremont, continue on Abrego and follow the directions as shown above.
  • STREET PARKING
    There is parking available on city streets.  Many meters and surface lots ARE enforced on Sunday.
  • FREE MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE PARKING AND SHUTTLE
    All day free parking is available at Monterey Peninsula College (MPC). Free shuttles will take runners from MPC to a drop-off near the race start every 10 minutes from 5 to 6:15 AM. If exiting to Monterey from Highway 1, take exit 401A and turn left onto Aguajito Road. at the traffic light at the bottom of the exit ramp. Turn right at the entrance to MPC and then right again onto Via Lavandera. If coming down Munras Avenue from exit 399B, turn right on Fremont and proceed to the intersection of Aguajito and Fremont, then turn right. Follow signs inside the Monterey Peninsula College parking lot. Plan on arriving no later than 6 AM.
  • FREE DEL MONTE SHOPPING CENTER PARKING AND SHUTTLE
    All day free parking is available at Del Monte Center (DMC). Free shuttles will take runners from DMC to a drop-off area near the race start every 10 minutes from 5 to 6:15 AM.  Take exit 399B from Highway 1 to Munras Avenue. Del Monte Center is immediately on the right after exiting. Follow signs and directions for parking.  Plan on arriving no later than 6 AM.
  • RETURN SHUTTLES
    Return shuttles to both MPC and DMC depart from Figueroa Street at the Rec Trail from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon.  See the parking and shuttle map for the exact location.
  • DROP-OFFS
    The designated runner drop-off location for private vehicles is on Pacific Street between Jefferson and Madison (in front of City Hall).  It’s a short five minute walk from here to the start on Del Monte.
  • BIKE VALET
    Free secure bicycle parking is available for runners and spectators near the finish area.

COURSE

The race will begin as part of the Monterey Bay Half Marathon start in downtown Monterey. The course is a fast and scenic loop route next to the beautiful Monterey Bay

AID STATIONS

There are two aid stations serving water, one at approximate mile 1.3 and a second one at mile 2.2.

FINISH

The 5K ends at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove

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).

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.

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