Nestled along the coast of California, is the well-known Big Sur International Marathon which drew a large crowd of runners on Sunday.
With the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop, thousands of runners participated in the late-April marathon. The event also features a unique aspect for some brave runners: the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge, which combines both the results from Sunday as well as those from the Boston Marathon 13 days earlier. Big Sur Marathon weekend annually features a 3K, 5K, 10.6-miler, 21-miler and of course, the 42.2K marquee event.
Check out some of the best photos from social media from the April 30 event:
Marathon winners (Mike Wardian, 2:30:29, and Tegan Searle, 3:01:47)
Best of the rest
— Heather McWhirter (@HMcWhirter777) April 30, 2017
— kong (@tankong) April 30, 2017
— David Royal (@RoyalPhoto_) April 30, 2017
— See_Stephanie_Run (@StephOrmond) May 1, 2017