Best Buddies Challenge – Hearst Castle

September 9, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hearst Castle
William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach
750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452
Cynthia Sykes

Saturday, September 9, Best Buddies Challenge – Hearst Castle, San Simeon 

The Best Buddies Challenge supports Best Buddies International, a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Athletes, (beginners and pros) cycle 100, 62, 30 or 15 miles beginning and ending at Hearst Castle or run/walk a 5K with gold medalist, Carl Lewis, in San Simeon. Massage therapists celebrate the athletes’ efforts with a beach-side massage.

Great bonus of the therapists, there are hot showers provided at the finish line for the athletes.  This means the athletes can be clean and fresh before they come to your table.

For more information about Best Buddies Challenge, please visit

Contact person, Cynthia Sykes, 

Volunteers are guaranteed to be hosted for 1 night (double occupancy) at the beautiful, Ragged Inn. Breakfast and Lunch provided by event coordinators on the day of the event, and a dinner hosted by our volunteer coordinator, Cynthia Sykes.  Cynthia has this event coordinated so very well and smooth to make it an enjoyable experience for both the athletes and the massage therapists.

Carpooling is greatly encouraged.  Please feel free to share this information with your co-worker, colleagues, alumni, and network. T-Shirts will be provided for the massage team.

Please bring your massage table/chair, massage supplies.  Table covers, hand sanitizer, table cleaner, paper towels are provided. Prepare to dress in layers, as the mornings are generally very cool, but quite warm by the afternoon.