Relay for Rachael - A Fundraiser for Photographer Rachael Short

This is the 14th annual relay for Rachael! The Relay for Rachael was started in 2010 by Rachael’s friends to raise funds for her out-of-pocket medical expenses after she broke her neck in a car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.

Most of Rachael’s days are spent exercising and moving as she tries to gain back strength and independence. Not only does your donation give her hope, but allows her to stay in good health, both mentally and physically.

The runners are training hard and hit highway 1 in part of the Big Sur Marathon on Sunday, April 28th, 2024 to run their hardest for her recovery. 

She is forever grateful for their amazing support and yours! 

You can donate to an individual runner or team below. 

Help us reach our goal GOAL of $70k (The cost of Rachael‘s care and therapy on top of the state funded assistance programs). 




Thank you for BEing THE LIGHT!

Donations can be made below to a specific runner or team to all runners.  

Full Marathon Runners
Funds raised
Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
Naia Mae Cobb
Daphne Jensen
Jon Wescott
Penny Partch
Myah Gunn
Relay Teams
Team "Lady and the Cramps"
Kendra Morgenrath
April Johnson 
Chandra Ludlow
Danielle Rinderknecht
Team "Alex's Washouts"
Cody Kenyon
Sean Kristl
Cole Vanbuskirk
Havel Weidner
Team "Thighs on Fire"
Tim Eelman
Obdiel Luna
Ben Sinclair
Aengus Wagner
Team "WeBeLazies"
Sander Koning
Lee Lightfoot
Marcos Ortega
Levi Strom
Team "Dry Firewood"
Makiah Epstein
Lauren King
Kelly Goldberg
Dylan Jones
21 miler
Wendy Burnett
11 miler
Amy Melton
Kristin Russo
All Runners/Teams


You can pledge your support through the website using PayPal, or if you prefer to write a check, made out to "Rachael Short SNT", send it to:

Rachael Short SNT

PO Box 6445
Carmel, CA 93921

**Please note team or runners name as the memo


For a tax-deductible donation go here:

(Please email to let us know the amount you donated and to which runner, or let your runner know!)


On 4/26/24 join the Runners and Rachael for delicious dinner by Cara Mia and Tiana! Antipasta, Spaghetti, Meatballs, Caesar salad, Garlic bread, Dessert. Cash bar with drinks by The Bitter Ginger.

Register for Annual fundraiser dinner with the Runners here! 


Follow Rachael's recovery at

Check out Rachael's Photography at


“What I do is just a drop in the ocean. But if I didn’t do it, the ocean would be one drop less.”

- Townes Van Zandt -