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The below page is from our 2022 Marathon team. We are still forming our Team for next year's 2023 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19th, 2023. If you or a runner you know is interested in joining our team of runners, please contact Chris Martin at marathon@readingtokids.org.

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

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

Team Reading to Kids logo

The 2022 Los Angeles Big 5K and Marathon is now over, but Team Reading to Kids' achievements are still going strong! Check out the below slideshow of our runners before and after the marathon. Even though the 5K and 2022 marathon are "completed", please click on a runner below and donate to their 2022 fundraising pages to reward them for their hard work and valiant efforts!

Join or support Team Reading to Kids in the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 20th, or the Big 5K on March 19th!

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

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 2022 Runners so far - come join us!
Chris Martin Patricia Bergey
Kimberly Morris Catherine Gray
Tam Premsrirath Silvia Collins
Maggie Park Ariana Stein

You can also click this link to donate to the team as a whole and/or see our overall fundraising progress on our 2022 Los Angeles Marathon fundraising page on GiveLively.

Or, send a check made out to "Reading to Kids" and a note you are donating to our marathon team or a specific runner above. Mail checks to:
     Reading to Kids
     1600 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 210
     Los Angeles, CA 90025


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, March 20th 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

During the BIG 5K and marathon this year, look for the runners in the red shirts (front of the shirts on the left below, back of the shirts on the right below).

Front of runner shirts  Back of runner shirts

Click here for the Health and Safety Guidelines and Policies for the event.


You can also cheer on our marathon runners at our course support booth located at Burton Way and N. Oakhurst Dr. from 8:30am - 11:30am on Sunday, March 20th.

Reading to Kids LA Marathon cheer booth
Course Support Booth

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 2022 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!