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.


Allyson Whitney Foundation


 American Cancer Society  14 marathon entries and 10 11-Miler entries available


Autism Speaks  2 available entries left!



Back on My Feet


Children of Peru  9 marathon entries available


Every Mother Counts  email:


Fundraise for Homes for Our Troops


Homes for our Troops   No further entries available!



Lazarex Cancer FoundationLazarex Cancer Foundation 2 marathon entries available



Move for Hunger  1 marathon entry available



Fundraise for the Organization for Autism Research

Organization for Autism Research  1 marathon entry, 5 11-Miler entries, 2 available relay teams



Fundraise for the Parkinson's FoundationParkinson’s Foundation


  Smile Train  1 marathon slot and 3 relay team slots available