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Big Sur International Marathon

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Distanz Marathon

Datum 28 Apr 2019

Über Big Sur International Marathon

The Big Sur International Marathon is an annual marathon held in California, USA along the Pacific coast. The marathon was established in 1986 and attracts about 4,500 participants annually.

For sheer natural beauty and dramatic coastal scenery, it’s pretty much impossible to top the Big Sur Marathon series of races, which hosts the annual Big Sur International Marathon in the spring on Monterey Bay.

The finish line for all events is the Crossroads Shopping Center in Carmel, California. The Marathon begins south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

PRAKTISCHE INFORMATIONEN

Versorgungsstationen

There will be water (in cups or you can fill your own bottle at the BYOB Refill Stations) and Gatorade at all aid stations. There will be fruit at later stations. GU will be available at stations 5 (mile 12.2) and 9 (mile 18.7)

Auszeichnungen

To be eligible for overall and divisional awards, one must show a time for all split timing mats located on the course. These will be near miles 5, 9.8, 13.15, 15.6, 17, 21.2 and 24.

Maximale Zeit

6 hour time limit.

Timing

Bib chip timing is provided by South Valley Endurance. There will be split mats near miles 5, 9.8, 13.15, 15.6, 17, 21.2 and 24.

Transport

All participants are transported from one of several Monterey Peninsula locations to the start at Big Sur Station. Free bus transportation to the start is for official runners only. Each participant must show race bib number and bus ticket upon loading. Bus loading begins at 3:30 a.m. Why do the buses leave so early? It takes one hour for a bus to travel SAFELY to Big Sur along a narrow winding road in the dark. after unloading, it takes one hour for a bus to travel back to Carmel. All buses must be back to Carmel prior to 7:00 AM am so the Marathon finish and 5K/9-Miler start area can be constructed on the roadway. Therefore, allowing for possible delays, the final buses must leave for the start by 4:30 am. Because not all buses can leave at the last minute, bus departures are staggered between 3:30 and 4:30 am. The bottom line is that moving thousands of runners from multiple locations to several start destinations along a narrow, winding road in the dark TAKES TIME!

Big Sur International Marathon Routenkarte

Big Sur International Marathon Routenkarte

Start:

Big Sur Station in Big Sur

Big Sur, CA 93920, USA

Ziel:

Carmel

Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA

SCHWIERIGKEIT

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HIGHLIGHTS

The course winds through redwoods, alongside ranches, and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

ÜBERBLICK

This is a point-to-point course that runs from Big Sur to Carmel on scenic Highway 1 along the coast, the nation's first nationally-designated Scenic Highway. The course is USATF certified and is an official Boston qualifier.

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