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Team Reading to Kids
Los Angeles Marathon,
13.1 Mile Charity Challenge, & Big 5K,
March 16th and 17th

Team Reading to Kids logo
The 2024 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, during, and after the 5K and marathon.

Even though the 5K and 2024 marathon are "completed", during March please click on a runner below and donate to their 2024 fundraising pages to reward them for their hard work and valiant efforts!

There are two ways you can help our cause - donating to our runners and/or cheering them on during the race 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 2024 Runners
Chris Martin Patricia Bergey
Kim Morris Catherine Gray
JT Smith Tam Premsrirath
Jamie Morris Luis Cerna
Sydney Strock DJ Watts
Emi Shibata Casey Larson
Tenecia Jackson
Ioana Răducu
Melissa Mondesir Lilian Aguilar
Joseph Veazey Jessica Albano
Mehul Rathod

You can also click this link to donate to the team as a whole and/or see our overall fundraising progress on our 2024 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!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 9 at Hollywood Blvd & Hobart Blvd., on Sunday, March 17th from 5am - 11:30am.

Supporting our runners at the water station   Supporting our runners at the water station
(Click on either image to see it full size)

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids, so just complete the form and sign up to volunteer!

During the BIG 5K and marathon this year, look for the runners in the lime green 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


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 6:30 am. 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 6:45 am at this location next to the picnic tables marked in blue below (click the below image to see a larger version). The race starts at 8am and will probably end by 9am.

Where to meet our Big 5K runners

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: Sunset Gate A, accessible via Sunset Blvd., and Downtown Gate E, accessible via CA-110. These gates will open at 5:30 am. (Note: The Golden State Gate, accessible via I-5, will be closed due to street closures.)

Please email us at marathon@readingtokids.org if you can cheer them on this Saturday - or simply show up!


You can also cheer on our marathon runners at our course support booth located at Burton Way and N. Palm Dr. from 8:30am - 11:30am this Sunday, March 17th.

Reading to Kids LA Marathon cheer booth
Course Support Booth

To donate to a runner or or team, please click on a runner above!

Below is a slideshow of our 2024 runners before, during, and after the Big 5K and marathon!