Big Sur Marathon 2017

Do you like to run? Come and experience all that the Big Sur coastline has to offer! The Big Sur International Marathon, named “Best Marathon in North America” brings people here from all over the world. The Big Sur Marathon spans an impressive 26.2 miles across the most beautiful coastline in the world and challenges runners every year.


The Big Sur International Marathon debuted in 1986 and is regarded as one of the world’s top destination marathons, known for its beauty and first-class organization.  More than 13,000 runners and walkers from throughout the U.S. and dozens of countries participate in a variety of events including the marathon, marathon relay, 21, 10.6 and 9 Milers.

The Yamaha grand piano at Bixby Bridge, Taiko drummers at the foot of Hurricane Point, belly dancers at mile 25 and much, much more. An eclectic mix of classical, jazz, and rock and roll provided by musical groups unique to our area.

“If we were told that we could run only one marathon in our lifetime, Big Sur would have to be it.” Bart Yasso, Runner’s World