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Los Angeles Parks Foundation

First Annual Venice Beach Run


Registration is now open for the first annual Venice Beach Run, which takes place on Saturday, July 20, starting and finishing at the Venice Beach Pier! Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Parks Foundation (www.laparksfoundation.org) to support the Venice Beach Recreation Center. LA Parks Foundation was founded in 2008 to enhance and preserve the City’s public parks & recreation.

The race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Participants can sign up for a 5K or 1 Mile Race/ Walk with the 5K starting at 8 AM and the 1 mile at 9 AM. The Beach Fitness Challenge & Expo along with Awards Ceremony commence at 10 AM. All participants will receive a commemorative die-cast VB 5K & 1 Mile Finisher Medal, premium beach t-shirt, and string bag along with access to sampling and exhibitor booths.

Race To The Pier 1 Mile is open to youth & adults who are speed-oriented. 5K is flat and fast, starting and finishing at the end of the Venice Beach Pier. The remainder of the course will cover the historic Venice Beach Boardwalk. The finish line celebration event will run from 8 AM to noon at the world-famous Venice Beach Pier with access to fitness expos and samplings from various local shops & eateries.