About Carmel

Run in the Name of Love has one of the most beautiful courses you may ever have the pleasure to run. Carmel-by-the-Sea has been rated as one of America’s best small cities by Condé Nast Traveler readers and is consistently praised for it’s beauty, charm and amenities.

Our courses start at Carmel’s acclaimed Sunset Cultural Center, with our 5k race running past the historic Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo founded in 1771. Both the 5k and the 2k walking course lead participants along Carmel’s coastal Scenic Drive, finishing at the white sands of Carmel Beach.

We look forward to welcoming you to Carmel-by-the-Sea on Father’s Day!

For more information about Carmel-by-the-Sea, the lodging and amenities, please drop by our Visitor’s Center on San Carlos near 5th Avenue, open 7 days a week.