Big Sur River Run XXXVI Scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016, is Cancelled Due to Soberanes Fire Impacts

Due to the impacts of the Soberanes Fire on Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, the venue for the
Big Sur River Run, the organizers of Big Sur River Run XXXVI have cancelled this year’s run
which was scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016.
The race course is located in a portion of the park that has been closed as a result of the
Soberanes Fire and in the campground, which is currently being used to house firefighters.
While the event organizers would appreciate pre-registered participants donating their
registration fees to the event so that they can be distributed to the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade
and the Big Sur Health Center, refund requests will be accommodated. Pre-registered runners
and walkers who would like a refund of their registration fees are asked to email their refund
request to with “BSRR” noted on email subject line.
Additionally, the Big Sur International Marathon has graciously offered a race discount
in their Half Marathon or the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K on the weekend of November 12-13,
2016. To take advantage of this offer, runners should register at
and use the code: BSRRD16 to receive a 10% discount on either race. (Offer is good until
October 15, 2016, and does not apply to those already registered in the Half Marathon or 5K.)
The Big Sur River Run was created in 1981 to raise funds for Big Sur emergency services
organizations and its two primary beneficiaries are the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade and the
Big Sur Health Center. Since its inception, the Run has raised over $1,000,000 for its
beneficiaries as a result of the support it has received from its participants, volunteers, the Big
Sur and Monterey Peninsula business community sponsors, the Big Sur International Marathon,
and the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

A beautiful loop course along the Big Sur River and the towering redwood trees of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, this 5K walk and certified, chip-timed 10K run is a fun way to experience and support the Big Sur community spirit.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Big Sur River Run donates the proceeds from its running events to local, non-profit organizations. Learn more about our grant recipients.