That the Big Sur International marathon sold out so quickly is a testament, once again, to the health of our sport, in general, and in particular, to the team, such as Julie Armstrong, and Race Director Wally Kastner, who make the race what it is, one of the grandest marathons in the world.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 16, 2011
Julie Armstrong, Marketing Communications Director
Big Sur International Marathon Sells Out in Record Time
Carmel, CA — The Big Sur International Marathon has sold out in 29
days, the fastest-ever close for the 26-year-old race.
A limited number of premium race registrations for specific programs
will be made available throughout the coming weeks. These include the
Runner’s World Challenge, a VIP experience for the race; the JUST RUN
youth fitness program charity bibs; the Boston2Big Sur Challenge, and
additional charity bibs benefiting a variety of non-profit groups in the
U.S. and abroad.
Other events held during the marathon weekend, including the marathon
relay, 21, 10.6 and 9-Milers, and the 5K, remain open for registration.
Fill rates for the various events are posted on the marathon’s home
page at www.bsim.org.
The previous record of seven weeks for a Big Sur Marathon sellout was
in 2002 following a designation of the Big Sur race as “The Best
Marathon in North America” in the annual Ultimate Guide to Marathons.
The Big Sur International Marathon was most recently named as one of
the country’s top three marathons by the editors of Runner’s World magazine.