saving lives with every mile

Your heart pounds. Your pulse races. You cross the finish line to cheers, high fives and an amazing feeling of accomplishment. And every breath, every mile, every second you PR, saves lives.

You’re a part of Team Doctors Without Borders. 

When you join Team Doctors Without Borders, you not only get professional athletic coaching, fundraising support, exclusive running gear and race weekend events and course support, you get the thrill of knowing that you’re saving lives with every mile you run, swim or cycle.

The money you raise in your athletic event helps our field workers save lives in over 70 countries across the world, as they battle Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, aid refugees in Syria, develop treatment for malnutrition, and prevent and treat HIV and TB. The urgent medical care Doctors Without Borders provides depends on the money we raise. Racing with Team Doctors Without Borders has an impact on the world – you will make a difference as part of our team. 

If you prefer to fundraise for Doctors Without Borders in a sporting event of your choice and set your own fundraising goal, click here.

how does it work?

  • Guaranteed entry into the Team Doctors Without Borders premier event of your choice. 
  • An entire weekend event experience that usually includes an athlete's reception or lunch with MSF aid workers, where you'll also meet fellow athletes and hear inspiring first-hand accounts of work being done in the field
  • A Team Doctors Without Borders running, triathlon or cycling jersey and goodie bag
  • Personal fundraising and donation page on the Team Doctors Without Borders website to help you meet your fundraising goal, plus one on one and online help with our fundraising experts*
  • Professional athletic coaching to get in shape for your chosen endurance event

*Fundraising minimums range from $1,000 to $3,000, per person, depending on the event of your choice





May 3, 2015
New York, New York

Ride through car-free streets of New York City past landmarks in this one-of-a-kind bike tour. Our most popular event, the Five Boro Bike Tour offers riders a chance to tour New York City on your bike--without cars and raise money to keep funding emergency medical care around the world.




April 26, 2015
Big Sur, California

Named "Best Marathon in North America" by The Ultimate Guide to Marathons, this is one race you do not want to miss! Wind through majestic redwoods, draw inspiration from the beautiful Pacific Ocean views and conquer the hills of Highway One on our team.



Escape from Alcatraz

June 7, 2015
San Francisco, California

Only 2,000 athletes get to compete annually in this elite triathlon on the streets and waters of San Francisco. This world renowned triathlon offers you the chance to swim from famous Alcatraz Island for 1.5 miles. Ride 18 miles through the Presido and then run on an 8 mile trail to the Sand Ladder. 




November 1, 2015
New York, New York

One of the most exclusive world marathons in the heart of New York City. You get to run through all five boroughs of the city to the cheers of over one million fans. Cross the finish line in Central Park and you'll never forget this day.



We're here to support your athletic and fundraising goals from the moment you sign-up, to the moment you cross the finish line. Here's how:

  • Professional weekly marathon, half marathon, cycling, and triathlon coaching
  • Guaranteed race entry
  • Official Team Doctors Without Borders gear including cycling jerseys, running tops, and water bottles
  • Access to exclusive race weekend events
  • Finish line tent to celebrate and reconnect with your fellow athletes, aid workers, family, and friends
  • Plus, to help you reach your committed fundraising goal, you get a personal online fundraising page together with tips and advice on how to fundraise from Team Doctors Without Borders alumni, staff, and professional fuandraisers