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

July 20, 2019

Thank you for participating in the 2019 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run or Half Marathon.  

Results are available on Central Valley Timing's website.


Photos can be downloaded on the Captivating Photos Website.  See below for the link.


Date for the 2020 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run and Half Marathon is pending. 







Captivating Photos--2019 Race Photos

July 24, 2019

 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.


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Rock'n Around the Pier Half Marathon

July 20, 2019

Date for the 2020 event is TBA.

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.

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.

2019 Sponsors

Sponsors for the 2019 Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Run:


Kitzman Culligan Water

3 ink Screenprinting


City of Morro Bay

Bay Osos Kiwanis



Running Awards

California Half and Full Marathon Series


Hello Fresh


Manitoba Harvest

Shave Secrets

Bob's Red Mill

Trail Runner Magazine


Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run Course Map



Course Map



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)


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--1:31:43 posted by Rebecca Cutler in 2018