Run the LA Big 5K for CASA of Los Angeles!

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    About the Race

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

    Dodgers Stadium 

    The LA Big 5K is a family-friendly race open to participants of all ages and abilities, including runners, walkers and strollers. Experience an iconic run through Los Angeles as you run through beautiful Elysian Park before a rewarding finish set against the backdrop of world-famous Dodger Stadium. All participants will receive a race shirt, finishers medal, post-race refreshments and a truly unforgettable race experience. 

    Your safety and wellbeing is our upmost priority. For more information about the measures race officials are taking to ensure a safe and fun event, please see the section titled "COVID-19 Updates" below.

    How to Register

    1. Visit our special registration page at bit.ly/LABig5KCASALA to register as a charity runner with CASA/LA. We will cover the $40 registration fee for the first 30 participants who join our team!*

    2. Return to this page and click the "Become a Fundraiser" button to create your unique fundraising page. 

    3. Start fundraising! Checkout our LA Big 5K Runner's Toolkit for everything you need to know to make your race experience a success.

    *Please note that by registering to run the LA Big 5K you are committing to fundraise at least $350 to support CASA/LA's life-changing one-on-one advocacy. By registering you are committing to follow the race's Rules and Regulations.


    About Our Team

    CASA of Los Angeles is proud to be an official Charity Partner of the LA Big 5K race, a fun and challenging loop through Elysian Park with scenic views of Downtown Los Angeles. The LA Big 5K is an essential part of LA Marathon weekend, and we are thrilled to share it with you! 

    Whether you want to run a 5K to enjoy the route, get in shape, or share a goal with friends, you can deepen your experience by running for a purpose.

    By choosing to run for CASA/LA, every step taken and dollar raised will go toward providing vital one-on-one advocacy to children in Los Angeles County's child welfare system who have experienced abuse, abandonment or neglect. You will join a team of passionate individuals in your community who share our vision of a Los Angeles in which every child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive!


    LA Marathon and Charity Challenge

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

    Dodgers Stadium

    We also welcome Charity Challenge and LA Marathon runners to join our team! You can register to run the Charity Challenge with us at bit.ly/CharityChallengeCASALA or the LA Marathon at bit.ly/MarathonCASALA.*

    *Please note that by registering to run the LA Marathon or Charity Challenge you are committing to fundraise at least $650 for CASA/LA. We cannot cover the cost of Marathon or Charity Challenge registration at this time. By registering you are committing to follow the race's Rules and Regulations.


    Important Race Information

    COVID-19 Updates

    The expectation is that the LA Big 5K will be delivered in its usual formats and on its normal race course with changes to start line procedures for better participant spacing, aid stations, packet pickup, and post-race operations and gatherings. 

    If race officials can’t deliver the LA Big 5K in its normal format on May 22, they are developing a November 2021 contingency date for the race. That said, we are optimistic that vaccine and rapid-testing developments, reduced field size, spacing and hygiene safety measures will allow us to conduct safe and fun races on our normal race courses on the May dates.

    You can view all COVID-19 related updates from race officials at www.lamarathon.com/pages/covid-19-update.

    Deferment Policy

    If runners do not wish to run in-person, they can transfer to the virtual option or defer registration to 2022, 2023 or 2024. There will be no refunds for this event. 

    • Option to run the LA Big 5K or Los Angeles Marathon distance virtually. You will receive a race package in the mail, which includes your bib, medal, and t-shirt. 
    • Option to defer to 2021 registration to the 2022 LA Big 5K or Los Angeles Marathon
    • Option to defer to 2021 registration to the 2023 LA Big 5K or Los Angeles Marathon
    • Option to defer to 2021 registration to the 2024 LA Big 5K or Los Angeles Marathon

    Race Schedule

    6:00am Dodger Stadium Parking Lots Open  

    6:30am Bib Pick-Up Opens in Parking Lot G  

    8:00am LA BIG 5K Race Start  

    9:30am LA 1/2K Kids Run Start

    For more information about the LA Big 5K visit www.lamarathon.com/pages/la-big-5k-info.  

    Race Day Parking 

    Parking for the LA BIG 5K is free. 

    Free Online Classes with the LA Road Runners

    Start your training with an exciting series of free fitness classes cutesy of the LA Road Runners at www.lamarathon.com/pages/larr-events.

    Rules & Regulations

    For more information about the race's rules, regulations, no refund policy, and accommodations for athletes with disabilities please click here.


    About CASA of Los Angeles

    CASA of Los Angeles provides one-on-one advocacy for children in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system who have experienced abuse or neglect. CASA/LA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. To learn more about CASA/LA please visit www.casala.org

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