May 11, 2024 at 7:30 AM

Race for Open Space

509 Hartnell St

Salinas CA, 93940


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Entry Fee $35
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 10M
  • 4M
  • 5K
  • 2M, 2.4M, 8.5M, 9M, 21M

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2018


Big Sur Land Trust’s 2023 Race for Open Space is a hybrid event taking place over the month of April. Dedicated to fostering an appreciation of natural spaces in Monterey County, the Race for Open Space celebrates the health benefits of time spent in nature while providing an outlet for runners and walkers of all ages to find wonder among Monterey County’s iconic landscapes. During this year’s Race for Open Space, Big Sur Land Trust encourages you to lace up your shoes, step outside, and find your wonder no matter where you live. People can race designated trail courses and/or join the challenge to collectively walk, hike, and run. Participants are invited to “DIY” their own experience by logging miles on their own, reserving a date to access Big Sur Land Trust properties, and/or selecting a time to experience one of two Adventure Courses on lands closed to the general public. Access to these lands for the Race for Open Space is made possible through the partnership of Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State Parks, the Santa Lucia Preserve, and the Santa Lucia Conservancy. 



Past Event Dates

Held on May 11, 2024

Held on Apr 01, 2023

Held on Apr 01, 2022

Held on Apr 04, 2021

Held on Apr 11, 2020

Held on Apr 13, 2019

Held on Jun 23, 2018

Event Results

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