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Running the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay for a Reason

With running on the increase world-wide, many runners are looking not to just get fit, but to achieve new goals and to feel empowered by running "for a cause." A runner decides to compete in a marathon and then asks friends, family and others to sponsor them in support of a great cause. The amount pledged can be a lump sum or a set amount for each mile of the race they complete. In return the charity provides the runner with support during training and on race weekend.

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.

If you are a charity and would like to use the November 16, 2014 Big Sur Half Marathon as a goal race for your fund-raisers, please download the Charity Partner Application.  If you have any questions, call 831.625.6226 or email sally@bsim.org 

2014 Charity Partners include the Ronald McDonald House.  To learn more about these charities and to fundraise for them, click on the charity logo below.
Ronald McDonald House