By the Bay 3K Race Series

  • Just Run, 3K By the Bay

    The 3K starts and ends at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove and follows along the Pacific Grove shoreline.

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Entry Fee

April - $5.00 for children ages 4 through 17, November - $10 for children ages 4 through 17
$25.00 for adults ages 18 and over

Start Time

8:00 a.m. for both the April and November races


The last Saturday in April for the spring event
The 2nd Saturday in November for the fall event

Start Location

Both the November and April events start and end at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove, CA. Post-race festivities will take place in Lovers Point Park as well.


Must be four years of age or older and in good health to participate. This is a non-competitive fun run and is not timed.

3k Schools' Competition

The 3K Schools' Competition is held in conjunction with the April race. If you are participating in the Schools' Competition DO NOT register online; you must sign up through your school coordinator. After the turn-in day has passed, we invite you to register for the open 3K; you can still enjoy race day and run with your schoolmates and friends, but your entry won't count towards school credit. 


Online registration for the 3K is provided by You may register online via the registration link (unless participating in the April Schools' Competition). 

Registration for the November event will open in April. 

There will also be race weekend registration at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, the day before both events, from noon to 6 PM and race morning from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM at Lovers Point Park. Learn more here.

Registration for the April event will open in July.


The 3K starts and ends at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove and follows along the Pacific Grove shoreline.

Packet Pick-Up

Registered participants may pick up their bib and event shirt at the Health & Fitness Expo on the Friday before the event. Hours are noon to 6:00 PM. The Expo is located in the Portola Hotel & Spa in downtown Monterey. There is also race morning pick-up beginning at 6:30 AM in Lovers Point Park.

Event Info

All participants receive a unique aquatic-themed t-shirt and a finisher's medallion. Following the April event there will be activities and demonstrations at the finish that are fun and fitness related.