The Monterrey Peninsula is one the most beautiful places on earth. Every time I go to California, my parents and I spend a day in PG (Pacific Grove), and Carmel. My favorite restaurant in Carmel is Casanova’s, and just walking around Carmel and PG on a sunny day is all one needs to feel much better.
The Big Sur International Marathon is the creation of a team of dreamers. I put much of the kudos on Wally Kastner and his team. Wally, a former career military man, is one of those people who loves the sport and knew he had the place to run a marathon. The views on the Big Sur course are like nothing you will ever see anywhere else in the world.
So, if you can, find a way to run the Big Sur International Marathon, it will be worth your while! www.bsim.org.
2012 Big Sur Marathon Quickly Filling
Registration for the popular Big Sur International Marathon opened last
Friday and marathon slots are already nearly half full. Runners from
all 50 states plus 15 countries have signed up to run the 27th
Presentation on April 29, 2012.
“We’re on track to sell out in record time,” noted race director Wally
Kastner. “Once we’re full, the demand for held-aside charity spots will
As of opening registration, 3,735 spots were available, with additional
blocked entries for Runner’s World Challenge, Boston 2 Big Sur, and
both national and international charity bibs. With six additional
distance events taking place on race weekend, overall registration
figures will exceed 13,000.
Female entries for the marathon slightly exceed male entries, a higher
than usual split between genders for the marathon distance.
The Big Sur International Marathon has been named as one of the
country’s top three marathons and the “best destination marathon” in
North America. Runner’s World Chief Running Officer Bart Yasso stated,
“If we were told that we could run only one marathon in our lifetime,
Big Sur would have to be it.”