Team Cancer Sucks

Team Cancer Sucks is an endurance sports community on a mission. While training hard for group and personal success, we also race to raise needed funds to support cancer patients access the medical care they need to live. Why? Because cancer sucks!

 Race the 2020 Big Sur International Marathon with Team Cancer Sucks!

Race Day: Sunday, April 26, 2020




For the first time ever, Team Cancer Sucks has secured charity fundraising slots for the sold out 2020 Big Sur International Marathon. Registered fundraisers will be raising funds to help cancer patients access needed medical treatment through assistance provided by our foundation partner, Lazarex Cancer Foundation.

Join us and help save lives!


Epic Marathon Course

Race one of the most picturesque marathon courses in the United States. This race sells out every year and it’s a bucket list race for any runner that has ever heard of it! Learn more about the Big Sur International Marathon here.

Fundraising as a Team

We are fundraising in a novel way for this marathon. Unlike most charity slots for sold out races, the Team Cancer Sucks racers will be fundraising as a team and pooling our combined efforts to reach a shared fundraising goal. While we will have suggested individual fundraising goals described below, we will work together to meet our team goal of raising $20,000.


Low Minimums

The registration fee to be part of team will be $150. Participants will receive a guaranteed race entry upon meeting the fundraising minimum of $1,200 and all team members will get the $150 registration fee refunded upon reaching the team goal.

Note: runners are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meals on race weekend.

Participant Perks

Our charity team members will receive a personalized fundraising page and fundraising support from Team Cancer Sucks.

Team Cancer Sucks will also provide team members with a custom team tech shirt, running hat and buff.

All team members will still receive all Big Sur International Marathon registrant amenities.


Team Cancer Sucks is a program of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation. Lazarex improves the outcome of cancer care for advanced stage cancer patients of all ages, with all types of cancer, from all walks of life. Lazarex provides assistance to patients for their costs to access cancer treatments through FDA trials nationwide and with identifying clinical trial options. Learn more at

The funds raised through Team Cancer Sucks will help cover costs for flights, lodging, ground transportation, etc. so that patients can access treatment they otherwise could not afford. Costs for a travel companion are also covered. No other foundation helps cancer patients and families in such a direct way.

REgistration opening soon!