In many of the most successful marathons, the inclusion of events like 5ks, kids walks and runs, brings the entire family to the event. The Skechers Performance LA Marathon has the LA Big 5k and it is a sell out this year! Looking forward to seeing our friends at the expo and press conference tomorrow! Make sure that you check out the cool special make Skechers Performance LA Marathon shoes that will be at the expo!
LA BIG 5K SELLS OUTS AS THOUSANDS PREPARE TO RUN DODGER STADIUM
Annual event offers athletes of all ages a chance to be part of Marathon Week
LOS ANGELES (March 15, 2018) – On March 17, the day before the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and weeks before opening day at Chavez Ravine, runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and abilities will take part in the 2018 LA BIG 5K at Dodger Stadium. The family-friendly event, organized by Conqur Endurance Group, features beautiful views of Los Angeles as the course takes participants from Dodger Stadium through Elysian Park before a rewarding finish set against the backdrop of iconic Dodger Stadium.
“We couldn’t ask for a better setting to continue our marathon week activities with the running of the LA BIG 5K,” said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of Conqur Endurance Group. “The LA BIG 5K is a great event for the whole family and has become a staple on many athletes’ spring calendars. This year, a new spinning Double Play bonus medal will be awarded to those who participate in the 5k on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday,” explains Russell. “We truly appreciate our partnership with BIG 5 Sporting Goods and their continued support of this fantastic event that involves many charities raising key funds for their respective causes.”
“Big 5 Sporting Goods is proud to be back as the title sponsor of the LA BIG 5K,” said Rick Gridley, Director of Public Affairs for Big 5 Sporting Goods. “The LA BIG 5K is a great community event bringing runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts of all levels together to enjoy the beautiful sights of Dodger Stadium.”
LA BIG 5K is the final leg in the special running series, the Triple 5K Tour of LA, consisting of the Santa Monica Classic 5K, the Pasadena 5K at the Rose Bowl and the LA BIG 5K, earning series’ participants a unique medal with design elements from all three events.
The LA Big 5k is sold out this year ahead of the event. Few registrations remain in the LA 1/2K Kids Run, which is geared for the younger runners between 3-8 years of age. Participants will receive a T-shirt, bib, a bag filled with goodies from Big 5 Sporting Goods, as well as a medal. If you are interested in signing up your child in the LA 1/2K Kids run, visit www.LABig5K.com.
About Conqur Endurance Group
Conqur Endurance Group, a subsidiary of McCourt LP, creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is among the largest marathons in the country with 24,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. In addition to the marquee event, Conqur Endurance Group produces the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl, the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K and the LA BIG 5K. Conqur also owns and operates one of the largest marathon training programs in the U.S., the LA Road Runners. Through official charity programs and strategic partnerships, Conqur supports dozens of nonprofit partners; the most notable being Students Run LA, one of the foremost nonprofit youth running programs in the nation. For more information, please visit www.goconqur.com