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Date(s) - 11/13/2022


Monterey Bay Half Marathon

Come for the run … stay and play by the Bay

The Monterey Bay Half Marathon is an out-and-back course beginning in historic downtown Monterey, running along Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, and next to the beautiful Pacific Grove shoreline. Along the course participants will take in scenic views of waves crashing on rocky beaches and beautiful Victorian-era homes. There are often frequent sightings of aquatic life (whales, dolphins, sea otters, pelicans and more).

Celebrate your finish with family and friends at the downtown Custom House Plaza-Monterey State Historical Park at our post-race Finish Village, where you can visit the Treadmill Recovery Center, enjoy a free beer at the Lagunitas Brewing tent and watch the Awards Ceremony.

Monterey Bay Half Marathon is USATF certified. There is a 3 ½ hour time limit, an approximate 16 minute-per-mile pace.

Race details at a glance

  • Race Date: November 13, 2022
  • Race Locations: Monterey (Half Marathon) and Pacific Grove (5K, 3K)
  • Start Time: 6:50 AM PDT
  • Start elevation: 7′
  • Finish elevation: 19′
  • Total Elevation Gain and Loss: 106′

Course Time Limit

The Half Marathon course and finish line are only open for a 3.5 hour finish pace, or 16-minutes-per-mile. This time limit begins with the final start wave. Runners who are unable to maintain a 16-minute pace may be turned-around early and/or redirected to an alternate course. Aid stations, official finish times, finish medallions, and post-race refreshments are only available to runners who maintain a 3:30 finish pace or below.

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