Events, Los Angeles

Just Announced! Los Angeles 13.1 Marathon

3 Comments 31 December 2009

Running 13.1 at Venice Beach! What could be better!

Running 13.1 at Venice Beach! What could be better!

We are excited to be participating in the Inaugural 13.1 Marathon Los Angeles event taking place January 10th, 2010.  This event is to be a sure hit since US Road Sports & Entertainment Group are behind it.  US Road Sports & Entertainment Group are also known for the ING Miami Marathon, ING Georgia Marathon and the Chicago Half Marathon.  They are kicking off 2010 with one of eight 13.1 Marathon races taking place from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale.

Not only is this going to be a great race series but to make it even better World Vision is the major charity sponsor for the series. We will be sharing booth space with Team World Vision near the finish line area on race day, January 10th from 6am-2pm where we will be collecting shoes.  We recommend that you either check the shoes you want to donate at bag check at the beginning of the race and pick them up when you finish or have someone who is there to cheer you on bring them to our booth.  For runners who want to donate the shoes you run in right off your feet we will give you a FREE pair of Give Your Sole flip flops (while supplies last) so you won’t go away barefoot!

All the shoes we collect will be donated to help those in need at the Union Rescue Mission.  The Union Rescue Mission (URM) is one of the largest missions of its kind in America–bringing help and hope to homeless and desperately poor men, women, and children of downtown Los Angeles.  In L.A., there are up to 142,000 men, women and children who are homeless over the course of a year and up to 74,000 people are homeless each night in Los Angeles County. URM provides many services from Emergency Assistance to their Hope Gardens Family Center which has a long track record of success in stabilizing and returning broken families to society.

So if you are running this event for a cause or not you can be sure that when you finish there will be one waiting for you ready to take your shoes.  Join us in working to provide those in need with as many shoes possible.


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  1. Russ Funk says:

    Hi Brett – I just read this and am thinking about hopping over for the day to watch you guys in action in L.A. If I can find empty seats on a SWA flight there & back would you mind if I hung out with you to learn more about how your finish line operation works?

    • Brett Byrd says:

      Hi Russ – You are always welcome to come hang with us and be a part of the process. Let’s talk more on the phone and I can give you all the details. Thank you for offering your time and support! ~Brett

  2. Russ Funk says:

    Hey Brett- I won’t be able to make it to LA this weekend, but thanks for the offer. Best wishes in your efforts there!

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