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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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Every fall, thousands of compassionate people gather to raise funds and change hearts for farm animals through the Walk for Farm Animals, a series of non-competitive walking events held each year in cities across the United States and Canada. Others participate virtually through our “Sleep In for Farm Animals.” Walkers raise vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s life-saving work and promote kindness toward animals. The Walk for Farm Animals is a positive way to speak out on behalf of animals who cannot speak for themselves and make a real difference in their lives.

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The 2013 Walk for Farm Animals was a huge success! Thanks to the support and amazing dedication of more than 4,800 walkers across 38 events, Farm Sanctuary raised $438,000 for farm animals. Musical entertainment provided by Nina and RandaFatMagic, and DJ Nametag.

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The Walk for Farm Animals raises vital funds for Farm Sanctuary’s lifesaving work and brings together thousands of people to change hearts and minds about farm animals. Will you join Los Angeles to support compassion for all?

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WHAT: Walk For Farm Animals 
WHEN: 
October 25, 2014 | Check-in 9:30 am | Yoga Stretch 10 am (provided by Lotus Kitty) |Walk 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE:
Memorial Park | 30 North Raymond Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91103

DETAILS:

  • Registration: $10 – $15 
  • The 2.3 mile route walk will start at 11:00 am and will take about an hour to complete 

CONTACT INFO: Amy and Carolyn: LA@walkforfarmanimals.org

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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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CivLAvia: Heart Of LA

September 18, 2013 — Leave a comment

CicLAvia: Heart of LA returns to the streets that started it all, explore downtown Los Angeles on bike, foot, stroller, and many more creative means of locomotion. The Heart of LA route follows in the footsteps of their first five events and helps Angelenos rediscover the origins of the City of Angels. Whether you’ve ridden these streets before or are new to CicLAvia, the Heart of LA route promises something new to discover.

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CicLAvia makes the streets safe for people to walk, skate, play, and ride a bike. There are activities along the route. Shop owners and restaurants are encouraged to open their doors to people along the CicLAvia route.

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Have a problem with your bike? Stop by any one of the five hubs along the route to see a bike technician… for free! However, please make sure to service your bike prior to coming to CicLAvia. Our free bike repair is only for minor repairs: tire pumping, popped chains, etc. Please do not come to CicLAvia expecting to get a full service repair.

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All pedestrians are welcome at CicLAvia. You may either walk in the streets to the right of the bicyclists or on the sidewalks. If you’re in the street, stay to the right and move to the sidewalk if you feel that there are too many bicycles in the street at any given time.

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Here is the route:

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Ciclovías started in Bogotá, Colombia, over thirty years ago as a response to the congestion and pollution of city streets. Now they happen throughout Latin America and the United States, connecting communities and giving people a break from the stress of car traffic. The health benefits are immense. Ciclovías bring families outside of their homes to enjoy the streets, our largest public space in the city.

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In Los Angeles we need CicLAvia more than ever. Our streets are congested with traffic, our air is polluted with toxic fumes, our children suffer from obesity and other health conditions caused by the scarcity of public space and safe, healthy transportation options. CicLAvia creates a temporary park for free, simply by removing cars from city streets. It creates a network of connections between our neighborhoods and businesses and parks with corridors filled with fun.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: CivLAvia: Heart Of LA
WHEN:
Sunday, October 6, 2013 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
WHERE:
Downtown Los Angeles

DETAILS: Open to the public and free of charge

CONTACT INFO: info@ciclavia.org or (213) 355-8500

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