Race organizers plan for weekend-long celebration of running on the Central Coast - CARMEL, CA – Organizers of the 35th Annual Big Sur International Marathon, originally set for Sunday, April 26th, have announced that the race has been rescheduled for November 15, 2020. The Big Sur Marathon Foundation oversees the production of the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, which also takes place on the second full weekend in November. To accommodate the Big Sur Marathon and other Highway 1 distances on Sunday, November 15th, the Monterey Bay Half Marathon has been moved to Saturday, November 14th and will be run on it’s traditional course in Monterey and Pacific Grove.

The Big Sur Marathon was one of many area events unable to be held this spring due to the coronavirus, joining hundreds of other marathons around the world that either had to reschedule or cancel completely.

All April race distances except the 5K and 3K will be held on Sunday, November 15th in their original locations on Highway 1. Those who entered the April 5K will automatically be registered for the Monterey Bay 5K that will be held as part of the Monterey Bay Half Marathon. The By-the-Bay 3K events in April or November will not be held this year.

Registered runners who are unable to participate in the November 2020 weekend of events have been offered two additional options:
    Receive a guaranteed entry for the April 25, 2021 event at a 60% discount off the current entry fee.
    Receive a guaranteed entry for the April 24, 2022 event at a 60% discount off the current entry fee.

“We appreciate the patience of our April entrants as it took almost a month to put this plan in place,” said Doug Thurston, Race Director. “The many local organizations and agencies required to put on a safe and enjoyable race have said they support this combined race weekend as the best option in this extraordinary environment.”

Big Sur Marathon officials are looking forward to the opportunity for entrants to run on iconic Highway 1 in November 2020. For questions regarding the new race date for the 2020 Big Sur Marathon, please visit https://www.bigsurmarathon.org/bsim-2020-postponement-faq/ or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Big Sur Marathon Foundation

The Big Sur Marathon Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create beautiful running events that promote health and benefit the community. Under the brand are three individual race weekends: Big Sur International Marathon in April, Run in the Name of Love 5K and 2K in June, and the Monterey Bay Half Marathon, 5K and 3K in November. In addition, the Foundation oversees the award-winning JUST RUN® youth fitness program. www.bsim.org