Big Sur Marathon

Today’s Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

District:            05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

Cruz Counties

Contact:          Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:            (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189



MONTEREY COUNTY (CARMEL/BIG SUR) – The Big Sur International Marathon will take place along Highway 1 on Sunday, April 28 beginning at 7:00 a.m.

This event will begin in Big Sur and will end at Rio Road in Carmel.

Traffic on Highway 1 will be restricted from 6:00 am until 1:30 pm from Sycamore Canyon Road to Carmel Valley Road. During this highway closure, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will use the northbound lane to lead caravans of traffic in alternating directions at three different intervals during this time.

The CHP will also manage a closure for left turns from Carmel Valley Road onto southbound Hwy. 1 from 3:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Approximately 4,700 people are expected to participate in this marathon with another 3,000 participating in shorter events.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

To find out further information about the marathon, please call (831) 625-6226 or visit the official race website (


For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll free number at 1-877-448-6771 or

can visit our website at:





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Jim Shivers

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

(805) 549-3237

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One thought on “Big Sur Marathon

  1. I was in on the origins of this run, has to be one of the worlds greatest runs. Good luck everyone

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