Registration open for 11th Annual
Registration is now open for the 11th annual Colonial Supplemental Insurance Keep L.A. Running, 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run, and 10/20 Mile Coastal Fun Bike Cruise, to be held Sunday, July 11, in El Segundo, Calif. The Bike Cruise starts at 7:30 am, with the runs/walks at 8 am, and the Kids 1K Fun Run at 9:30 am. This event is presented by PacifiCare.
Competitors can register by mail until July 4 at:
On Saturday, July 10, participants can register in person from 11 noon to 5 p.m. at The Village Runner, 1840 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. On race day registration is available from 6:30 am at the race site (Library Park at Main and Mariposa, Downtown El Segundo).
Keep L.A. Running races are open to everyone, from the serious runner to the first-time participant. Early registration (before July 4) fee for the 5K Walk/Run and 10K Run is $20, with souvenir T-shirt included. Late registration is $25. Registration for the Coastal Bike Cruise is $15 (no late registration fee). The Kiddie-K Fun Run registration is $10 (no late fee).
Olympic Marathon legend Frank Shorter, whose triumph at the 1972 Games inspired the running revolution of the 1970s, will be the honorary starter of the event. The day's activities include an aerobic warm-up, a Health and Fitness Expo, Awards Ceremony, Barbecue and the Firestone Walker Beer Garden. Recently elected El Segundo City Councilman Eric Busch will help join Shorter in welcoming the participants at the event.
Over the past nine years, Keep L.A. Running 5K/10K Run, has raised several hundred thousand dollars for participating charities which include the SEIU Local 660 L.A. County/Special Districts Employees Emergency Relief Fund; the Rosa Parks Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at LAC Martin Luther King Jr. Drew Medical Center; the Pediatric Oncology Service, Women's and Children's Hospital of LAC & USC Medical Center; the American Cancer Society, and the Breast/Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Keep L.A. Running was initiated as a non-profit fundraising event benefiting the Los Angeles County/Special Districts Employee Disaster Relief Fund after the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
The winners of the 5K will be awarded prize money, with $500 for first, $250 for second and $100 for third place in the men's and women's 5K. The 10K winners will receive a complimentary round-trip air ticket, courtesy of race sponsor, Southwest Airlines, anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.
Colonial Supplemental Insurance is the title sponsor of the event. Other lead sponsors include presenting sponsor PacifiCare, Spectera, Spencer Insurance Services, Law Offices of Fensten & Gelber; Kaiser Permanente; Benefit Vision; L.A. County Federation of Labor; Raytheon, Trustmark Insurance, Lewis, Marenstein Wicke & Sherwin; Delta Dental; Loomis-Sayles Company; Gordon Edelstein Krepack Goldstein Felton Grant, and Union Bank.
Keep L.A. Running is a 501 (c) (3) charity, sponsorship contributions are tax deductible.
Media sponsors include the Daily Breeze, Charter Communications, and Time Warner Communications.
Registration information is available at (310) 828-4123. To volunteer for the race call Walt Walston ast (310) 828-4123 or Alejandro Stephens at (213) 368-8633. For sponsorship information call Don Franken (310) 535-9230.