Big Sur River Run

Big Sur River Run XXXIV
Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Contact Information:
Race information: The Treadmill Carmel- (831) 624-4112
Press Release Contact Information: Kirk Gafill Co-Race Director- (831) 667-7326

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Starting line: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Race begins at 10am sharp.

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 501(c)3 is a fun, community-oriented fundraiser for the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade and Big Sur Health Center. Nearly one year after the destruction of the Pfeiffer Fires that claimed 32 homes, the BSVFB and the BSHC are in need of more 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. Last year $38,000 was distributed to both BSVFB and BSHC (ie: $19,000 each). Over the last 33 years, $833,000 has been distributed to the Big Sur emergency and health services organizations.

Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers of each category. A 10 minute massage will be offered to 10k finishers and local musicians will play at the Start/Finish line of the race. Overall the Big Sur River Run is a great way to experience and support the Big Sur community spirit.

Registration is still available online at: or in person on the day of the event. Participants requiring day of race registration should arrive no later than 9:00 AM to ensure a prompt start time. The races are limited to the first 1,000 participants. Registration fee includes long sleeve t-shirt with the annual design by local artist, Shell Fisher.

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

The BSRR is an all-volunteer operation that has raised $833,000 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 (list may be incomplete at this time):
Nepenthe: Main Event Sponsor
Big Sur Bakery, Big Sur Builders, Big Sur Deli & Taphouse, Big Sur River Inn, Big Sur Roadhouse, Blaze Engineering, Deetjen’s, Fernwood Resort, Glen Oaks, The Treadmill Carmel, Treebones Resort, Riverside Campgrounds, Rider Construction, Ventana Inn & Spa

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