Big Sur Marathon Charity Partner

2024 Big Sur Marathon Charity Partner
April 28, 2024

37 Years of Races and Giving Back

Minding Your Mind is honored to have been chosen as a Big Sur International Charity Partner for 2024. The Big Sur International Marathon was established in 1986 and today is managed by a 12-person Governance Board of the non-profit Big Sur Marathon Foundation.

The Mission Statement of the Big Sur Marathon Foundation reads: The Big Sur Marathon Foundation creates beautiful running events that promote health and benefit our community.

This designation provides us TEN guaranteed entries into the 2024 marathon. In exchange for one of these entries, a runner must raise a minimum of $3,000 for Minding Your Mind. 

Runners on Team Minding Your Mind will be provided:

  • access to an online fundraising platform where you can personalize and share your story as to why you are running and raising funds for Minding Your Mind
  • Minding Your Mind training swag
  • the option to work with a running coach to develop a personalized training plan
  • a discount at the official Big Sur Marathon merchandise store (online or in-person)

Runners will be responsible for their own travel, accommodations, meals, and any other expenses related to getting to and from, and staying at the marathon location.

Minding Your Mind provides mental health education and suicide prevention training in schools, communities, and workplaces around the country. 

Our goal as an organization is to reduce stigma and end the destructive behaviors often associated with mental health challenges.

We start teaching kids as young as kindergarten how to talk about their emotions and find positive ways to express themselves. We have young adults speakers who share their lived experience in coming through a mental health crisis, and clinicians that provide age-appropriate presentations and hold conversations to let others know they aren’t alone and help is available. Minding Your Mind programs move away from crisis-based response to prevention through education.

If you are interested in raising funds to provide more of these programs to schools and communities throughout California, please consider running on our behalf and complete the form below.

Questions? Please contact Maura Wheeler, director of communications & public relations

Big Sur International Marathon registration closed on Friday, March 22, 2024.


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