2012 Big Sur International Marathon Sold Out! release, note by Larry Eder

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The Big Sur International Marathon has been noted as one of the most beautiful marathons in the world, and one of the top ten destination marathons in the world. As someone who has lived near the Monterrey Penninsula for much of my adult life (well, until my fifteen year sojourn to Wisconsin), and traveled extensively,  it is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

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.


August 16, 2011


Julie Armstrong, Marketing Communications Director

831-625-6226 / [email protected]



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.

        For more information, contact [email protected] or 831-625-6226.

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