Where to Run: Top 10 Marathon Bucket List - #4: Big Sur International Marathon


By: Brian Elder


  • Big Sur
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Redwoods
  • California ranches

Date/Race Schedule:

  • April 24th, 2016
  • Race Start: 6:45AM

Pace Teams:

  • None


  • Located at the Monterey Conference Center
  • Friday, Apr 22: Noon-6PM; Saturday, Apr 23: 9AM-6PM


  • Regisation cost: $160
  • Runners can expect to run in temperatures from the mid 40s to the mid 60s in this marathon race. 


  • Each runner receives a ceramic medallion and Asics Long Sleeve Tech Tee 
  • Boston Qualifier
  • Bib transfer is not allowed and anyone caught wearing another runner's bib will be suspended from the Big Sur Marathon for one year

Brian Elder is a learner, amateur explorer, and runner that is going to run until it takes him somewhere. He is a graduate from the University of Georgia where he studied English and Religion. After running competitively on trails and roads, he fuels with an appetite so big you would swear it’s competitive.  Follow Brian on Instagram.