Big Sur International Marathon

Big Sur, CA, USA

Why run it?

The Big Sur International Marathon is a point-to-point course run on scenic CA Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel. Towering redwoods, crashing waves, coastal mountains and verdant pastures are featured on this bucket list course. The centrepiece of the course is the iconic Bixby Bridge where you’ll enjoy the unique site and sound of a tuxedo-wearing concert pianist playing a piano.

The Big Sur Marathon has a six hour time limit and with the compact field size of 4,500 runners places are in high demand – don’t miss out.

2024 now closed. Register your interest for the 2025 event to be the first to hear when charity place are released.

What’s it like to run?




Challenging, with hill climb






Approx highs of 20oC

Entry Options

Run with realbuzz for one of our charity partners (with some incredible causes to choose from) and you’ll you get a guaranteed place for free. You’ll need to pay a refundable holding deposit to reserve your place which will is fully refundable when you reach the full fundraising target. Run with realbuzz entries also include exclusive training support and fundraising guidance too.

Remember, our events are sell-out races, so places and packages are limited and will be made available on a first come, first serve basis. Don’t miss out.

Charity Partner Place

Big Sur International Marathon

Holding Deposit

£49 (refundable)

Entry Fee

£0 (funded by Partner Charity)

Exclusive Finishers Pack


Fundraising Target


Fundraising Support

The first thing you need to do once you’ve reserved your place is to set up a fundraising page. Once you have setup your page, then you need to tell everyone you know about it and share your story. Use social media channels, groups you may be part of and spread the word. 
With the support of your charity, you’ll easily be able to fit your fundraising around your training efforts, and you’ll have so much fun along the way. On you’ll find hundreds of fundraising ideas that will help you get to that fundraising target in no time at all.

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