Official Charity Partners
Running For a Reason
Interested in fundraising for a charity? We offer many options to support worthy organizations throughout the country. With a minimum donation of financial support (varies by charity), you’ll receive a race entry to a Big Sur Marathon event and, in some cases, online training and/or other benefits from the charity.
When considering the charity fundraising option, please keep in mind that it is unfair to commit if you have no real intention or realistic possibility of raising the agreed fundraising target. Don’t be put off by the amount that has to be raised; fundraising isn’t as difficult as you might expect, especially if you start early and get family and friends to help. If possible, look to a charity that has meaning for you, whether in memory of a family member, to support a friend, or because of your own personal experience.
We worked with the charities below for the canceled 2020 Big Sur Marathon. We will update the list of affiliated charities for the 2022 race in the summer of 2021 or when possible.
American Cancer Society 14 marathon entries and 10 11-Miler entries available
Autism Speaks 2 available entries left!
Children of Peru 9 marathon entries available
Every Mother Counts email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Homes for our Troops No further entries available!
Lazarex Cancer Foundation 2 marathon entries available
Move for Hunger 1 marathon entry available
Organization for Autism Research 1 marathon entry, 5 11-Miler entries, 2 available relay teams
Smile Train 1 marathon slot and 3 relay team slots available