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Team Reading to Kids
Los Angeles Marathon,
13.1 Mile Charity Challenge, & Big 5K

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Join or support Team Reading to Kids in the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, November 7th, or the Big 5K on November 6th!

There are two ways you can help our cause - running on our March 2022 team or supporting our November 2021 runners with your donations and/or at our water station!


Support Team Reading to Kids!

Do you want to encourage and support our runners as they strive towards their personal fundraising goals for Reading to Kids?

Please support our runners by donating to their efforts. Click on a runner below to donate your support!

Team Reading to Kids 2021 Runners so far - come join us!
Chris Martin Patricia Bergey
Kimberly Morris Catherine Gray
Tam Premsrirath Chris Danby
Jimena Estrada Josh Brener
Shayan Golshan

You can also click this link to donate to the team as a whole and/or see our overall fundraising progress on our 2021 Los Angeles Marathon fundraising page on GiveLively.

HAND OUT WATER DURING THE MARATHON!

Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon by handing out water to the runners! You get a free LA Marathon t-shirt, too!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 5 at Glendale Blvd., between Bellevue and Kent St., on Sunday, November 7th from 5am - 11am.

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids and our shift location should be listed in green. Click the box to the green J05 Water Station Mile 5 shift, complete the form, and sign up to volunteer!

Supporting our runners


Run with Team Reading to Kids in the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon to be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022

Be a part of Team Reading to Kids as you run in one of the best marathons in the country. Click here to see our Facebook group, and click the play button below for a video of why we run!


By joining our team, your commitment will help inspire children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. The dollars you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs!

You can either run the entire marathon or run just the last 13.1 miles of the course as the Charity Challenge - an exclusive opportunity to participate without having to run the entire route!

If either of those distances are too daunting, you can join us in the LA Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) starting and ending at Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 19, 2022.


If you are interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, contact Chris Martin at marathon@readingtokids.org to receive further information on the simple registration process for becoming a fundraising runner.

IMPORTANT NOTE: to register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Los Angeles Marathon website.


Below is a slideshow of our 2020 runners before, during, and after the Big 5K and marathon!


Check out the below video for Arrowhead from the 2014 LA Marathon that includes footage shot by Team Reading to Kids members Chris Martin, Dee Falco, and Angela Cassidy! If you look carefully you'll see in the video team members Talia Ellis, Scott Taylor, and Zak Wolf!