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BIG SUR MARATHON EVENTS' Fundraiser:

Big Sur International Marathon – Big Sur Relief Fund

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BIG SUR MARATHON EVENTS

THE STORY:

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Join Us and Donate to the Big Sur Storm and Fire Relief Fund

The community of Big Sur, home to our Marathon start village and many of our volunteers and community groups, is in crisis.

The Challenge

A series of severe winter storms have caused heavy damage to both areas affected by the Soberanes Fire of 2016 and drought-weakened vegetation and slopes throughout Big Sur. Although slides and damage on the Marathon course have been repaired and our race will run as designed, landslides and road damage has closed miles of Highway 1 south of our course along with county and private roads, effectively isolating over 400 members of the community. Tree root systems weakened by the fire and the drought are now falling, blocking roadways and, in a recent case, destroying several family homes. The impact and the needs are unfolding daily.

How You Can Help

The Big Sur Marathon has set up a fund raising program to aid those in need. All funds raised will go to the Coast Property Owners Association of Big Sur (CPOA), a 50-year-old community non-profit whose mission is to “provide for the health, safety and welfare of the Big Sur Community.”  Based on CPOA’s experience providing recovery assistance after major area fires in 2008 and 2013, their board knows that monetary donations are the most leveraged way donors can help families and businesses recover. The CPOA board is made up of folks who live in the community and work closely with those affected to ensure fair and equitable distribution of donor dollars.

In the words of a few Big Sur leaders, “Right now, the Big Sur community needs the Marathon to give us the feeling of normalcy. It will bring much needed revenue to the area as well as a feeling of stability--not only for the loyal marathon runners but for the community.”

We hope you will join us in supporting our friends in the Big Sur community. Thank you.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,687

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sally and Kevin Smith

    $50

  • Tom and Lori Rolander

    $50

  • Julie Armstrong

    $100

  • Cath Tendler-Valencia and Jan Valencia

    $50

  • John Spoden

    $100

  • Sue Mattson

    $20

  • The Whiteside Family

    $20

  • Robert McPhail

    $20

  • Amy Rogers

    $100

  • Susan and Richard Young

     

  • Heather Morgan

    $50

  • Lee Scott

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Zeno Hao

    $100

  • Jill and Aidan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Greg Andersen

    $50

  • Jesper Stage

    $50

  • Hilary Claggett

    $50

  • David O'Reilly

    $100

  • Jane Downey

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vargo-Lange

    $500

  • SMorton

    $250

  • Mingbih Hsu

    $50

  • The Stickler Family

    $100

  • Suzanne Koonce

    $50

  • Maddy Moritsch

    $20

  • Lynn

    $50

  • Doug Levy

    $100

  • Olivia B

    $26.20

  • Goodway Group

    $26.20

  • Kristen Urquidez

    $20

  • ST

    $50

  • Gary Navickas

    $100

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Donor Comments

Gary Navickas

Gary Navickas

DONATION: $100

17 hours ago

ST

ST

DONATION: $50

1 day ago

Kristen Urquidez

Kristen Urquidez

DONATION: $20

1 day ago

Goodway Group

Goodway Group

DONATION: $26.20

2 days ago

Olivia B

Olivia B

DONATION: $26.20

Thanks for hosting a beautiful 26.2 miles. 2 days ago

Doug Levy

Doug Levy

DONATION: $100

Thank you and happy to help. Can't wait to run this years race! 6 days ago

Lynn

Lynn

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Maddy Moritsch

Maddy Moritsch

DONATION: $20

3 weeks ago

Suzanne Koonce

Suzanne Koonce

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

The Stickler Family

The Stickler Family

DONATION: $100

A little support for our neighbors in Big Sur 4 weeks ago