Taking place along the scenic waterfront of Monterey Bay in the communities of Monterey and Pacific Grove, the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay draws a top field of elite runners from throughout the country. The prize purse of $20,500 is the largest offered on the West Coast for a half marathon distance. Runners typically travel from all 50 states and several foreign countries to compete in this destination race, recently named the Best Half Marathon by readers of Competitor Magazine in the January 2012 Pacific West issue.
The day preceding the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay will feature the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K and the JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K. Asics, Runner's World and Rabobank are among the event's top sponsors.
Early registration fees are $95 for the Half Marathon for the first two weeks. To register and for more information, go to www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org. The Big Sur Half Marathon event contact is: email@example.com or 831-625-6226.