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I've done Big Sur and HIGHLY recommend it. I will do it again... but not next year.
No marathon is more picturesque than Big Sur. It is a phenomenal event and more than worth the trip.
I concur with the previous folks; my one and only marathon experience has been Big Sur and it couldn't have been more beautiful. I love the community feel to the race, the fact that locals can win, and the "medals" are locally crafted (when I did it, they were ceramic with leather). The music along the way was entertaining, comical and sometimes motivation to go faster to escape. Either way, it was a great experience.