Team Reading to Kids Los
Angeles Marathon, 13.1 Mile Charity Challenge, & Big 5K
The 2023 Los Angeles Big 5K and Marathon is now over, but Team Reading to
Kids' achievements are still going strong! Check out the slideshow at the bottom of this page of our runners before and after the marathon.
Even though the 5K and 2023 marathon are "completed", please click on a runner
below and donate to their 2023 fundraising pages to reward them for their hard
work and valiant efforts!
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
HAND OUT WATER DURING THE MARATHON!
Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon by handing out water to the runners!
Our group will be at Water Station Mile 9 at Hollywood Blvd & Hobart Blvd., on Sunday, March 19th from 5am - 11:30am.
During the BIG 5K and marathon this year, look for the runners in the silver shirts (front of the shirts on the left below, back of the shirts on the right below).
CHEER ON OUR BIG 5K RUNNERS THIS SATURDAY AT 7:00AM!
Come cheer on the LA BIG 5K Running for Reading to Kids Team this Saturday as they run near Dodger Stadium!
We will be there starting at 7:00 am, and you should arrange to arrive before 7:30 am to avoid the crowds and provide time to walk from your car to the beginning of the race route.
Parking for the LA BIG 5K is free, and you can meet our Big 5K runners at 7:00 am at this location marked in purple below in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium (click the below image to see a larger version). The race starts at 8am and will probably end by 9am.
Getting to the LA BIG 5K race: Due to street closures for the LA BIG 5K, only two entrances will be open to Dodger Stadium: the Sunset Gate, accessible via Sunset Blvd., and the Downtown Gate, accessible via CA-110. These gates will open at 6:00 am. (Note: The Golden State Gate, accessible via I-5, will be closed due to street closures.)
You can also cheer on our marathon runners at our course support booth located at Burton Way and Palm Dr. from 8:30am - 11:30am on Sunday, March 19th.
Course Support Booth
Run with Team Reading to Kids in the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon to be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023
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 18, 2023.
If you are interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, contact Chris Martin at firstname.lastname@example.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 2023 runners before, during, and after the Big 5K and