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 $4,000, per person, depending on the event of your choice



LA Rock n' Roll Half Marathon

October 26, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Join our team in Los Angeles. Celebrate Halloween by running a half marathon—in costume if you like—while supporting the lifesaving work of Doctors Without Borders!



November 2, 2014
New York, New York

Join our team in the world's largest marathon! Skip the lottery and fundraise with Team Doctors Without Borders to gain entry to the most popular marathon in the world. With two million cheering spectators, this is a race you'll never forget.






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.



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 fundraisers