Join Us in Our Race to Save Open Space | April 2023

Race for Open Space Registration is now open!

This April, Big Sur Land Trust is hitting the trails once again for our annual fundraiser to save open space and care for the lands you love in Monterey County! Whether you want to go fast, slow, solo, or with others, this year’s Race for Open Space has something for you.

Throughout April, you can run/walk/hike through Big Sur Land Trust’s nature preserves in Big Sur, Carmel Valley, Greenfield, and Salinas. And, thanks to our partners at Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, California State Parks, Santa Lucia Preserve, and Santa Lucia Conservancy, on Saturday, April 1 you haveseveral options to experience conserved lands that are not usually open to the public. You can choose the8.5-mile9.5-mile, or 21-mile Adventure Courses — or from our new 2-mile fun run! During the rest of the month, we will also lead guided hikes at additional open spaces that are rarely open to the public. Live out of the area? You can participate virtually on your favorite local trails.

These treasured open spaces represent the vitality of Monterey County. Please join us and support healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities! You’ll be supporting our mission to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all. Get more details and sign up here.

Thank you!

Ashley Gora

Big Sur Land Trust Race Director

P.S. Please take a minute to check out this breathtaking video for additional inspiration!

Be a winner before the Race for Open Space even starts!

Thanks to our sock sponsor Darn Tough Vermont, we will be giving away socks to lucky winners who register for our Race for Open Space during February, March, and April.

As soon as you register to participate, you will be entered in a drawing for a three-pack of amazing socks! To qualify, sign up for the Race for Open Space today!

Calling all volunteers!

Are you interested in volunteering on Saturday, April 1 as a course monitor, parking attendant, course sweep, or photographer?

You could have as much fun as our amazing volunteer Karina Guzman did last year!

Learn more and sign up to volunteer here.

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