50th Annual Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run and Half Marathon

July 20, 2019

The date for the 2019 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run and Half Marathon will be July 20, 2019.   Registration will begin April 29, 2019. 


Updated tide charts list list low tide at 8:15 am.  The races will begin at 8:00 am.

Online registration is open at:






Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run Course Map



Course Map



Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon

July 14, 2018

The 8th running of the Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon will take place on July 20, 2019 at 8:00 am. (Low tide is at 8:15 am) Due to the incoming tide, the course will close at 3 hours. (as the majority of this event is held on the beach and the incoming tide will make areas of the course impassible.)

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 April 30, 2018.  This year we will be using 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 April 29, 2019 at 8 am on 

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 9:30 at Morro Rock.   All other finishers may pick up their awards at the award tent after 9:30 am.

2019 Packet Pick-up

Packet Pickup will be held on Friday July 19 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay or at Morro Rock on Saturday July 20 starting at 7:00 am.

Thank you for participating in the 2018 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run and Rock’n Ariund the Pier Half Marathon.

Results are posted online at


Photos will be posted shortly for download at


if you won an award and were not present to pick them up we will mail them out to you.

T-shirts— if you purchased a t- shirt or requested to exchange we will be putting in the reorder this week and will get them to you as soon as we can

Captivating Photos

July 15, 2017

 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.   (805) 225-7411 or their website:

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)


2017 Race Results

Due to a change in our timing company, we have a new registration


Thank you for participating this year.   The results for both events is available at


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


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