Big Sur International Marathon

Sunday, April 28, 2024

BSIM SoleMate

Big Sur International Marathon

Sunday, April 28, 2024

We are excited to announce that Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley is an official charity partner for the 2024 Big Sur International Marathon! This allows us to provide GUARANTEED entries to 10 BSIM SoleMates who commit to raising a minimum of $2000 for GOTRSV. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact


What is a Big Sur Marathon SoleMate?

SoleMates is the charity running program of Girls on the Run. Our SoleMates are an inspired and driven community made up of passionate people raising money for Girls on the Run while completing a physical activity challenge of their choice, in this case the Big Sur International Marathon! When you become a BSIM SoleMate, you will gain access to the following benefits:

• Guaranteed marathon entry! ($265 value)

• Personalized online fundraising page & promotional materials

• Fundraising support & resources

• Girls on the Run branded gear & finisher’s medal

• Opportunities to connect with a passionate, supportive community

A girl is counting on you to recognize that you are capable of more than you know. Start your journey as a Big Sur SoleMate today!

How It Works

1. Register as a Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley SoleMate (opens Sept 13th) and make an initial donation of $250 (put toward the minimum commitment)

2. Use the personalized online fundraising page provided by Girls on the Run to raise a minimum of $2,000 

3. Work with our Young Professionals Board for training support

4. Look for the GOTRSV staff cheering you on as you complete what Race Raves calls the "Best Marathon in California!"

Fundraising minimum commitment must be reached by April 14, 2024 or your credit card on file will be charged. Guaranteed entries cannot be transferred or refunded. Guaranteed entries can only be canceled or deferred if the minimum fundraising commitment has been met.

About the Big Sur International Marathon

Runners rave about the “insanely beautiful” point-to-point course with its soaring redwoods and rugged coastline, while distinctive touches like taiko drummers (mile 10), a tuxedo-clad pianist on the iconic Bixby Bridge (mile 13) and creative mile markers heighten the allure of Running on the Ragged Edge of the Western World.

Due to the race’s small field size and outsized popularity, the marathon is limited to 4,500 total qualified entrants (must be 16 years or older, in good health, and well-trained). Big Sur International Marathon is a challenging course with a strict 6-hour cut-off time (13:45 per-mile pace). Big Sur International Marathon is USATF certified and is an official Boston qualifier.

Runners who need an entry can guarantee their spot in the race by registering as a Girls on the Run SoleMate and meeting the fundraising goal.




Runners with a BSIM entry via the lottery, can still become a SoleMate and raise funds for GOTR