Big Sur River Run

Registration Open! Close to One Million Dollars Donated

Big Sur River Run XXXV

Saturday, October 24th , 2015
Race begins at 10am sharp

Starting line: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Big Sur, CA 93940
Over the last 34 years the Big Sur River Run has raised $915,000 for the Big Sur Health Center and Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade. This year the race committee has set a goal of reaching the $1,000,000 mark! Nepenthe, the event’s main sponsor for the past 25 years, has organized a challenge grant of $25,000 in hopes to rally the local community, businesses and participants to support the event and reach the one million dollar goal.

The number of visitor’s to Big Sur has been increasing exponentially and has reached near critical mass. Both of the beneficiaries are working overtime to keep the community members and visitors healthy and safe. The drought stricken coastline is susceptible to forest fires and both the BSVFB and BSHC are critical during times of natural disaster. Overall, the Big Sur River Run is a fun way to experience and support the Big Sur community in times of need while enjoying the surrounding beauty.

The Big Sur River Run’s 5k walk and certified 10k courses are flat, black-top loops that follow the Big Sur River through towering redwoods. Founded in 1980 the Big Sur River Run (501c3) is a fun community oriented fund raiser for the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade and Big Sur Health Center. Nearly two years after the destruction of the Pfeiffer Fires that claimed 32 homes, the BSVFB and the Big Sur Health Center are more in need of support than ever. Both organizations rely on the community to help raise funds to continue maintaining the health and safety of Big Sur residents and visitors.

Registration is available online at: or in person on the day of the event. We ask that runners requiring day-of registration to please arrive early to register. Limited to 1,000 participants. Registration fee includes long sleeve t-shirt with an annual design.

Prizes will be awarded to the first overall male and female finishers, as well as first, second, and third place male and female finishers for each age division.

Interested volunteers are welcome to contact us to learn how to get involved:
To help sponsor the event, contact Meredith Gafill at

Visit or for more information about lodging, restaurants and shopping while visiting Big Sur.

The BSRR is an all-volunteer operation that has raised $915,000 for the two beneficiaries thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, race participants and volunteers. This year is no exception.. thank you to our sponsors.


Chelsea Belle Davey


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