Run one of the most scenic and breathtaking race courses in the world at the Big Sur International Marathon! For the first time ever, Run For Our Sons has entries for this exclusive race, and we hope you will join us as we race to end Duchenne.

Visit the official Big Sur International Marathon website.

Run For Our Sons is a program of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization focused entirely on Duchenne.

"If we were told we could only run one marathon in our lifetime, Big Sur would have to be it."
~Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer, Runner's World Magazine

Run For Our Sons Requirements

In exchange for a race entry, PPMD requires each runner to raise a minimum of $1,500. Your $200 entry fee counts toward that minimum.

To help you reach your fundraising goal, PPMD provides fundraising tips, a personalized webpage and other fundraising tools. Our fundraising minimums are determined on a race-by-race basis in order to recover costs and maximize the funding going directly to help those living with Duchenne.

Fundraising minimum due date: April 19, 2015

By joining the RFOS team for this race, you are personally pledging to raise the required fundraising minimum. If your minimum has not been met by the date specified above, PPMD staff will contact you to secure your position on the team with a credit card. You will then have four weeks after the date of the race to continue to collect donations, after which time you will be asked to make up the difference between the minimum and what you have raised.

Run For Our Sons Team Benefits

  • Guaranteed entry into the race
  • Invitations for you and a guest to our Private Welcome & Pasta Dinner
  • Official Run For Our Sons technical shirt and T-shirt
  • Personal fundraising web page & fundraising support
  • Social media outlets to connect with other runners
  • Dedicated staff person to answer all of your fundraising and race day questions
  • Training resources such as virtual training links and publications
  • Frequent team email updates
  • Knowledge that you are helping to support PPMD’s work to improve the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for all individuals affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy