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The Graffiti Run

March 2, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Graffiti Run will be the most colorful day of your life. Bold statement, we know (especially if you lived through the 70′s or ever owned a hyper-color t-shirt), but just hear us out. First off, they use the term “run” loosely at the Graffiti Run. Their 5K course is more about having a blast with friends and family than it is about busting out four-minute miles. So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggy-back ride, or summersault your way through the color madness.

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Secondly, the no-six-pack-required course means the Graffiti fun Run is for EVERYONE (unless you hate color or smiling, then you are not invited). You will see green grand-parents next to pink college students. Yellow marathon runners alongside blue children. Orange moms next to purple unicorns. They only have two rules: you must get absolutely drenched in color and have an amazing time.

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WHAT: The Graffiti Run
WHEN: March 15, 2015
WHERE: Los Angeles Fairplex | 1101 W McKinley Avenue | Pomona, CA 91768

CONTACT INFO: (800) 517-2990 | support@thegraffitirun.com

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Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, the Los Angeles Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5-kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

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Event Schedule:

  • 7:00 AM – New Registrants and Donation Drop Off
  • 7:30 AM – Morning Program & Warm Up
  • 8:00 AM – Timed Runners Step Off
  • 8:10 AM – Runners/Walkers Step Off
  • 9:30 AM – Awards/Medal Ceremony
  • 10:00 AM – Tot Trot (children under 8 years)

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WHAT: Los Angeles Jingle Bell Run
WHEN:
Sunday, December 14, 2014 
WHERE:
Alex Theatre | 216 North Brand Blvd. | Glendale, CA 91203

CONTACT INFO: (323) 954-5750

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Turkey Trot Los Angeles

November 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Turkey Trot Los Angeles invites runners ages ten and up to participate in friendly competition and family fun in downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. Featuring scenic 5K and 10K courses that start and finish in front of City Hall, runners dressed in Thanksgiving costumes of turkeys, pilgrims, and pies will follow along Spring Street by the historic Grand Park, Disney Hall, and MOCA.

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This event not only brings the fun before the feast, but also offers a chance to give back to those in need during the holidays through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and other local charities. Families can bring little ones for the “Widdle Wobble” (ages 2-12), which allows children to run for fun around Grand Park. Participants also get to meet for memorable photo opportunities with the 20 foot tall turkey in front of the finish line at City Hall.

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Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, and Turkey Trot Los Angeles invites all participants to give back during the holidays through the official charities: Los Angeles Food Bank, Homeboy Industries, and Brooks and Brooks Foundation. Participants can donate to any of the official charities and support in the following ways: bring non-perishable food for the LA Food Bank, clothes and blankets for Brooks and Brooks Foundation and purchase holiday pies from Homeboy Bakery! 

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Turkey Trot Los Angeles course map.

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WHAT: Turkey Trot Los Angeles
WHEN: November 27, 2014 
WHERE: Downtown Los Angeles

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (310) 821-7898

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Reach for the sky and climb nearly 75 flights to the top of the West Coast’s tallest building during the 21st Annual Stair Climb for Los Angeles! Each step you take benefits impactful programs at the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA for children, teens, families, and seniors living in LA’s most under-resourced neighborhoods and helps raise vital funds.

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Climb up for a thrilling vertical race or step at your own pace. Just like the mission of Y programs, you will focus your energy upwards and feel a huge sense of accomplishment! Plus, you, friends, and family are sure to enjoy a great day filled with climbing, music, food, firefighters, and fun at the Race Expo.

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During this incredible annual event, participants from around the country race up 1,500 steps to the top of the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown LA in support ofKetchum-Downtown YMCA’s community programs.

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Four-person teams combine their strength to conquer the tallest building West of the Mississippi, followed by public safety personnel in full uniform and the individual category as well.

Stair climbs are growing in popularity in Los Angeles as fundraisers

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During and after the race, participants, friends, family, and downtown employees gather for the Race Expo celebration and awards ceremony on Hope Street and Hope Place.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: YMCA Stair Climb For Los Angeles
WHEN:
September 19, 2014 
WHERE: 
US Bank Tower | 633 West 5th Street | Los Angeles, CA 90071

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: stairclimb@ymcala.org or (213) 639-7453

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As one of SoCal’s largest social service providers, health and wellness is at the helm of the Midnight Mission’s pivotal programming designed to improve physical and emotional health of its clients. From its revolutionary culinary program for its residences to its competitive basketball program, the Midnight brings together primary healthcare with fitness classes and exercise opportunities. Underscoring the Midnight’s health and wellness initiatives, there has been a longstanding Running Club led by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell, whose had a longstanding involvement with the Midnight Mission, starting a running club in 2012 and since then, mentoring Midnight’s residents on their road to recovery. This year, 9 Midnight Runners completed the LA Marathon and will lead this year’s Midnight MIssion’s 5K/10K run/walk. Proceeds from last year’s event went towards sending three of the Midnight’s Runners to Ghana where they participated in the Accra International Marathon. All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards supporting the Midnight’s programming for SoCal’s neediest.

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It’s truly a testament to the Midnight Mission’s ongoing dedication to advancing their health and wellness program as it commemorates its 100-year anniversary this year with the goal of rebuilding the lives of SoCal’s homeless population. More than 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the event. Awards and post-race lunch to follow.

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WHAT: The Midnight Mission’s 5k/10k Run/Walk
WHEN: Sunday, June 22, 2014 | 6:00 – 8:00 am bib pick up | 8:00 am race
WHERE: Oak Grove Park | 4400 Oak Grove Drive | La Canada-Flintridge

DETAILS:

  • Register: $20 – $40 
  • All ages/levels welcome!

CONTACT INFO: Nicole Peters: (213) 553-2328 | npeters@midnightmission.org

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Bad Ass America isn’t just the challenge of your life, it’s a lifestyle of challenges, the heart of which is the ultimate test of your strength, endurance, agility, and mental toughness, the Bad Ass Race. At a Bad Ass America event, you’ll be pushed to your limits and beyond in a mud filled obstacle course unlike any other.

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The distance, obstacles, and terrain are all designed to assault you on every level, to push you past your breaking point so you must power through by sheer force of will. When you cross the finish line you’ll find yourself forever changed by the accomplishment, and by discovering just how much heart you really have. You’ll carry this achievement with you as you train, eat, and live, all the way to your next Bad Ass Race. So if you’re ready to step outside of your comfort zone, experience an adrenalin rush like no other, and take your existence to the next level, sign up for a Bad Ass America Race right now!

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Now that we’ve got the inspiring, motivational, blah blah f*cking blah description out of the way, let’s talk Bad Ass America in real people language. First and foremost, there’s a challenge. A knock down, drag out, fun as hell obstacle course that’ll make you run, jump, climb, crawl, lift, and slosh your way to the finish line. It’ll be brutal, but it’ll be awesome. During the course you’ll smile, laugh, make friends, curse the friends who dragged you into this torture, and absolutely feel like a Bad Ass. Once it’s over, eat some food, drink some drinks, and have a little fun with the other Bad Asses that ran or came to watch and cheer you on.

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As for the “lifestyle” word they use, they mean it. They want you to stop thinking like an average person and start thinking like a Bad Ass when it comes to fitnessnutrition, and living. Their goal is to get you training like an athlete, eating for results, and taking on new challenges every day, all while having a good f*cking time. Don’t worry, they’ll give you plenty of suggestions and will always set an example by living the Bad Ass life.

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WHAT: Bad Ass America – Spartan Super
WHEN:
January 25, 2014 
WHERE:
Temecula, CA

CONTACT INFO: info@badassamerica.com 

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Turkey Trot Los Angeles

November 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

Yes, the rumors are true. The Turkey is arriving in Downtown Los Angeles on Thanksgiving morning. For years, DTLA has been wondering, where on earth is the turkey and the people? The search is now over. People, get ready for Turkey Trot Los Angeles!

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Welcome to Los Angeles’ only road race on Thanksgiving Day! This inaugural event features both a 10km and a 5km course on the historic streets of Downtown LA, as well as a half-mile Widdle Wobble for the little runners in the family.

5km Course

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10 km Course

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Expect a high-quality production with closed roads, stocked aid stations, a fun-for-all-ages post-race family party, turkey finisher medals, age-group and overall awards, and a chance to “Carve the Turkey” in the 5k. Sign up for either distance and receive a commemorative 2013 Turkey Trot LA trucker hat to wear proudly at the dinner table later that day! Widdle Wobblers represent with a 2013 Turkey Trot LA t-shirt. Well earned treats for well-earned eats!

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WHAT: Turkey Trot Los Angeles
WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 8:00 am – 5k, 8:30 am – 10k, 10:00 am – Widdle Wobble
WHERE: Civic Center Grand Park | North Spring Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (310) 821-7898 | info@genericevents.com

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