Race for Open Space Early Bird Deal! + Volunteer Opportunities + Congressman Panetta Visits

We’re not fooling with this “early bird” alert!

Race for Open Space 2021

April 4 – 25

Don’t miss your chance to save $5 on the basic registration fee for Big Sur Land Trust’s Race for Open Space. You have until Saturday, April 3 to take advantage of our current $30 entry fee for the regular courses before the price goes up on Sunday, April 4.

Sign up now to run, hike, or walk for the lands you love in Monterey County no matter where you live. 


Adventures for Seasoned Trail Runners

April 17, 18 & 24

The Race for Open Space has exciting new opportunities for experienced long-distance trail runners. Thanks to our partners at Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD)California State ParksSanta Lucia Preserveand Santa Lucia Conservancy, experienced trail runners can choose Adventure Courses through conserved lands that are not usually open to the public! Both the 9-mile and 21-mile options begin at Palo Corona Regional Park.

Learn more and sign up here.


Volunteer with Big Sur Land Trust

April 17, 18 & 24

Do you enjoy long, strenuous hikes and spending time outdoors away from cell phone range? Then this Race for Open Space volunteer opportunity is for you!

Big Sur Land Trust is seeking volunteers to help monitor special, socially-distant trail running courses in Carmel. This is a rare chance to immerse yourself in conserved spaces that are usually closed to the public. Qualified volunteers need to be comfortable spending extended time in backcountry wilderness areas and are able to easily hike 4+ miles on hilly terrain if needed.

Learn more and sign up here.   


Thanks, Congressman Panetta!

A visit to Carr Lake

Thank you to Congressman Jimmy Panetta and his staff for visiting our Carr Lake project site with our conservation team members (Beth Febus, Jennifer Vasquez, and Rachel Saunders) and the Center for Community Advocacy.

We appreciate your interest in how we are working with the community to create a new park and open space in the heart of Salinas! 

Watch our videos and learn more about our work at Carr Lake.

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