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47th Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run

July 9, 2016 will mark the 47th running of the Rock to Pier Fun Run.   This 6 mile event is held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier and is open to participants of all ages and abilities.   Sorry no dogs are allowed on the course.  The run/walk will begin at 8:30 am.


Course Map

Registation will begin on May 2, 2016.  This year we will be using Race Roster for our registration.  .   Proceeds from this event will used for Morro Bay Recreation Department's Youth Sports programs.

Awards will be given to top 3 finishers in age group.  The 2016 age groups will be:  U10; 11-14; 15-18; 19-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59;60-64; 65-69; 70+.   Overall winners will be announced at 10:00 am at Morro Rock.  All other finishers are invited to pick up their awards after 10:00 am at Morro Rock at the Awards tent.


Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon

July 9, 2016

The 5th running of the Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon will take place on July 9, at 8:30am, 2016.

The course will begin at Morro Rock and follow on the Beach to the Cayucos Pier. Runners will go around the pier and head back to Morro Bay on the Beach. At Azure St (1.5 miles from the finish), runners will head off the beach (through soft sand) and onto the path for a 1 mile loop around the pond at Cloister's Park returning to the beach (through soft sand) at Azure and continuing to the finish line at the Rock.

Course Map

Registration will begin on May 2, 2016.  This year we will be using Race Roster for our registration.  

Registration fee will include a Performance t-shirt, finisher's medal, aid stations at miles 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10.5 and 13.1 as well as breakfast back at the Rock.

This event will be limited to the first 350 participants ages 14 and older. Registration will open on May 2nd at 8 am on Registration fee will be $67 until June 17, then $77 until July 1, then $87 to July 9. 

This year we are proud to be part of the California Half & Full Marathon Series.   To learn more about the series click here to visit their website.

 Awards will be given to the top three in the following divisions:  14-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54;55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+.  Awards for the overall finishers will be announced at 10:30 at Morro Rock.   All other finishers may pick up their awards at the award tent after 10:30 am.

Captivating Photos

NEW for 2016!   Photos will be available after the event at


Did we mention that they will be free to download?  Please check them out after the event.


Morro Bay Tourism Bureau

The Morro Bay Tourism Bureau has links to hotels, restaurants and other activities to participate in during your stay in Morro Bay.   Click here to access the links.

T-shirts now available in Women's sizing

We have listened and have added women's sizing to our Rock to Pier shirts and our half marathon shirts.  The shirt color this year will be maroon.

Rock to Pier Run--sizing chart

Size Chart (click to go to t-shirt size chart)


Half Marathon--sizing chart

Size chart (click to fo to t-shirt size chart)


2016 Packet Pick-up

Packet Pickup will be held on Friday July 8 from 3:30-7:00 pm at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay or at Morro Rock on Saturday July 9 starting at 6:15 am.

2016 Sponsors

Morro Bay Recreation would like to thank the following 2016 Sponsors for the generosity:


Kitzman Culligan Water


San Luis Distance Club

True Organics/Greenway Farms

La Rosa

3 ink Screenprinting

Shoreline Calvary Church

Road ID

Trail Runner Magazine

The Sample Guy

California Half and Full Marathon Series

City Of Morro Bay

Morro Bay Tourism


2015 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run and Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon

Thank you for participating in the 2015 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run and Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon.   Results can be found by clicking here to be redirected to Eternal Timing's website.  


2015 Sponsors

We love our Sponsors!

Kitzman's Culligan Water

Shoreline Calvary Chapel

Road ID

Trail Runner Magazine's Trophy Series

Sunology Sunscreen

Morro Bay Tourism Bureau

Live Eyewear

Course Records

Course Records for the Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run are:

Men's-- 29:47 posted by Cameron Miller in 2015

Women's--34:53 posted by Linda Somer Smith in 2003.

Course Records for the Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon are:

Men's--1:11.51 posted by Cameron Miller in 2012

Women's--1:31:47 posted by Lan Clayton in 2015