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Big Sur Marathon

Sunday April 30th, 2023
Carmel, California
Distance: Marathon · Marathon Relay · 5K · 21 mile, 10.6 mile, 12K, 3K

The Big Sur Marathon follows the most beautiful coastline in the world and, for runners, one of the most challenging. The athletes who participate may draw inspiration from the spectacular views, but it takes major discipline to conquer the hills of Highway One on the way to the finish line. Named "Best Marathon in North America" by The Ultimate Guide to Marathons, the Big Sur International Marathon continues to sell out earlier and earlier each year and, as a major destination marathon, draws entrants from all over the world.






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Michael Anderson
The Big Sur to Carmel run literally takes your breath away. It's no surprise that this stretch of Highway One along California's Pacific Coast was the nation's first nationally designated Scenic Highway.
Big Sur Marathon, Race Date: 2022-04-24, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:26:51 JORDAN TROPF 30 SILVER SPRING
2nd Male 2:36:17 JEFFREY STERN 35 MILL VALLEY
3rd Male 2:36:57 ADAM ROACH 38 PACIFIC GROVE
4th Male 2:41:15 BEN BRUCE 39 FLAGSTAFF
Female 2:49:49 ANNE FLOWER 32 Covington
2nd Female 3:00:46 THIA ANGELO 33 San Jose
3rd Female 3:01:15 HELEN MINO FAUKNER 25 Truckee
4th Female 3:01:21 AVA SORELL 32 Los Angles
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:55:53 DAVID HARTLEY 47 Eaglemont
M 50-59 2:48:42 JASON HECT 51 Redmond
M 60-69 3:29:20 ALAN VAN DYNE 60 Colombus
M 70+ 4:16:35 JEAN PAUL MAZAUD 70 Carmel
F 40-49 3:21:09 MARIA DE LOURDES SANCHEZ 44 Guadalajara MEX
F 50-59 3:37:20 Rene Harod 50 Weston
F 60-69 3:23:45 ELENA SHEMYAKINA 62 Geneva
F 70+ 4:29:36 SUZANNE KOONCE 70 Menlo Park
Big Sur Marathon

The Big Sur International Marathon is a point-to-point course run on scenic CA Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel the last Sunday of April every year. Towering redwoods, crashing waves, coastal mountains and verdant pastures are featured on this bucket list course. The centerpiece of the course is the iconic Bixby Bridge, located at the halfway point of the race, where you’ll be greeted by a tuxedoed musician playing a Yamaha Baby Grand Piano.


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