• Half Marathon on Monterey Bay Features Saturday and Sunday Runs in PG

    elijah at LPThe streets of Pacific Grove and Big Sur Marathon organization will play host to three races the weekend of November 16-17.  On Saturday morning, November 16, two short distance races will be held – the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K sponsored by Rabobank and the JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K.  The following day, the 11th Presentation of the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay will bring nearly 9,000 to experience the city and coastline during the 13.1 mile footrace.

     For aspiring half marathoners and local residents, the Saturday races offer two short distance fun runs beginning at 8 and 8:15 a.m. respectively. Approximately 1,200 runners and walkers are expected to participate. This year’s Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K is a certified race which will likely attract strong field of short distance runners.  The 3K welcomes children and their families, and may be used as a ‘goal race’ for school groups entered in the JUST RUN youth fitness program.  Sunday’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay will feature a top elite athlete field led by American record holder Ryan Hall.

    Post race festivities for Saturday’s 5K and 3K races will be held in the city’s Jewell Park, adjacent to the museum and library.  Along with finishers’ medallions and awards to top 5K finishers, there will be post-race food and activities for children from MY Museum. The local Kiwanis club plans to host a $5 pancake breakfast open to the public, and all participants will receive a race t-shirt.

    Registration for the Lighthouse 5K and JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K races is available online at www.bigsurhalfmarathon.org until November 12, or in person Friday, November 15 and on race morning at Jewell Park, November 16.  Prices for the 5K are $30 for adults 18 and older and $20 for youth 17 and younger.  Prices for the 3K are $5 for children ages 5-17 and $20 for $18 and older.  Sunday’s Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay is sold out.

    For more information, contact 831-625-6226 or info@bsim.org.



    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 7, 2013

    Topics: Sports


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