2024 Big Sur International Marathon Festival 20 Mile: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Big Sur International Marathon Festival 20 Mile – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Big Sur International 21-Miler is a unique distance race that's part of the larger Big Sur International Marathon weekend, held along California's stunning Highway 1. Sharing much of the same course as the full marathon, the 21-Miler offers runners the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, redwood forests, and rugged cliffs without committing to the full 26.2 miles. The course is challenging, featuring significant elevation changes and the infamous "Hurricane Point," a steep, two-mile climb. Attracting both seasoned long-distance runners and those looking to transition from a half-marathon to a full marathon, the 21-Miler is a memorable race in one of the most visually captivating settings in the United States.

Date: 

Sun
Apr 28
2024

Location: 

Carmel, United States

Distance

32.1km

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

627

Number of participants: 

1000

How to train for Big Sur International Marathon Festival 20 Mile: Big Sur International Marathon Festival 20 Mile training plans for every runner

To train for Big Sur International Marathon Festival, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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Big Sur International Marathon Festival 20 Mile FAQ: All you need to know about the Big Sur International Marathon Festival 20 Mile

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