Big Sur International Marathon - Running on the Ragged Edge of the Western World.
The Big Sur International Marathon is considered one of the most scenic courses in the world. The race is a point-to-point event and starts at Big Sur Station in Big Sur and finishes at Carmel Plaza in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
There are several hills with grades exceeding 6%, including a climb from sea level to 1,600 feet (488 m) over the first 3 miles (4.8 km). The total elevation gain for the course is 2,182 feet.
This race has been featured in Runner’s World magazine’s “Top 10 Marathons” and was named one of the “World’s Greatest Marathons” by Forbes.
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