2020 Monterey Bay Half Marathon Events

610 Del Monte Ave
Monterey, CA 93940

Running > 5k, Fun Run, Half Marathon

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Event Description


Race starts at 6:50 AM PDT in downtown Monterey on Sunday, November 15

• Open to 9,000 total entrants. Must be age 12 or older to register.
• The Half Marathon course is in Monterey and Pacific Grove, with most of it next to the beautiful Monterey Bay.  It is organized by the Big Sur Marathon Foundation but is not held in Big Sur or on the Highway 1 Big Sur Marathon course.
• There is a 3 1/2 hour time limit (16 minutes per mile pace) that begins when last starter crosses start line timing mat
• Half Marathon participants will receive a HOKA One One long sleeve technical fabric shirt in gender specific sizing
• Half Marathon runners will be corralled according to predicted finish time and start in waves. If you do not provide a time, we will assign you one in the last corral (3:06 – 3:30 hours)
• Bib tag timing for all participants. Cash awards are based on GUN, divisional awards on tag time. 
• Cash awards will be awarded to the top eight overall male and female finishers. Divisional awards will go five deep in five year age groups to 80+ after 12-15 and 16-19. All official finishers receive a unique finisher's medallion. If you win a cash prize you are not eligible for divisional awards (no double dipping)
• Entry fee is NON-TRANSFERABLE TO A DIFFERENT YEAR AND NON-REFUNDABLE! No exceptions!  Registration protection is available via Active.com.  Look for information on the payment page at registration check-out.
• No pets, wheels, pacers (except for Treadmill Pace Team), selfie sticks, poles or baby joggers on the course

Ocean View Challenge
Date: Saturday, November 14th for the 5K and Sunday, November 15th for the Half Marathon
• Time: 8:30 AM for the 5K and 7 AM for the Half Marathon
• Location: Lovers Point Park on Saturday and Del Monte Avenue in Monterey on Sunday
• Open to 11,000 entrants
• Must be 12 years of age or older in and good health to participate

Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K:
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove
• Open to 2,000 entrants
• Must be 5 years of age or older and in good health to participate
• Awards are three deep in five year age groups after 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-15 and 16-19.  There is an overall award for the top male and female winners, and the top male and female masters winners (age 40 and over)
• Entry fee is NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NON-REFUNDABLE! No exceptions!

By-the-Bay 3K
• DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2020
• TIME: 8:00 a.m.
• LOCATION: Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove
• A 3K (approximate 2 mile) out and back course. This is a non-timed fun run for children, their friends, and family. All registrants receive a finisher’s medallion and t-shirt. Must be age 4 or older to participate.

Event details and schedule


Sunday, November 15, 2020
6:50 AM PST
START PLACE:  Del Monte Avenue at Camino El Estero Street in Monterey (across from McDonalds)
FINISH PLACE:  Custom House Plaza in Monterey behind the Portola Hotel & Spa and adjacent to Fisherman's Wharf

Half Marathon for Locals:  
$99 adult age 18+, $89 Youth age 12 - 17

Half Marathon: $109 adult age 18+, $99 youth age 12-17 for first 1,000 to register
                          $115 adult age 18+, $105 youth age 12-17 to 8/14
                          $125 adult age 18+. $115 youth age 12-17 8/15 to 11/1/19

$10 Active Duty Military discount available (doesn't apply for spouses or dependents)

Ocean View Challenge - Combo Package to run the 5K on Saturday, 11/144 and the half marathon on Sunday, 11/15: Adult age 18+ $125, Youth age 12-17 $115


DATE:  Saturday, November 14, 2020
START PLACE:  Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove, CA
FINISH PLACE:  Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove.  Post-race activities follow the race.

3/1-10/15:  $30 Adults 18+
                     $20 Youth 5-17

10/16-11/1:  $35 Adults 18+
                       $20 youth 5-17
Active Military can take a $5 discount.  Not applicable to spouses or dependents


DATE:  Saturday, November 14, 2020
:  8:00 am
START PLACE:  Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove, CA
FINISH PLACE:  Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove

$25 Adults 18+
$10 Youth 4 -17

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