Gayle Anderson was live in Studio City with Team ARC who will participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.
Official ASICS LA Marathon – How You Can Help!
by Gayle Anderson
KTLA 5 Reporter
Official ASICS LA Marathon Charity- Team ARC
Gayle was live in Studio City with Team ARC who will be participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.
More than 20,000 runners have registered for the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon, happening Sunday, March 17th.
This year’s race will once again start at Dodger Stadium at 1000 Elysian Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Race start time is 6:55 a.m. for wheelchairs, 7:00 a.m. for hand cycles, and 7:28 a.m. for all other participants. The race ends on Ocean Avenue at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica. This course is certified by USA Track & Field and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
All participants should plan to pick-up race day packets at the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon Expo and Packet Pick-Up Friday, March 15th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 16th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ASICS LA Marathon Expo annually hosts more than 150 exhibitors featuring the brand new designs in running gear and shoes, as well as the latest developments in sports, fitness, and nutrition. Held at Dodger Stadium, the two day expo is FREE and open to the public.
The 2013 ASICS LA Marathon Expo & Packet Pick-Up will be held at:
Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 542-3020 FAX
All packets must be picked up at the expo during regular expo hours. There will be NO race day Packet Pick-Up! Packets will NOT be mailed to participants, NO EXCEPTIONS! You must bring a valid photo ID to Packet Pick-Up. If you cannot attend the expo, a friend can pick up your packet for you as long as they provide a copy of your photo ID as well as a signed note from you authorizing their picking up your race packet. NO EXCEPTIONS!
With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants, and hundreds of thousands of spectators, the LA Marathon is one of the largest organized road races in the country. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, which starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes by the Santa Monica Pier, is considered one of the most scenic in the world. The race has been named “Best Big City Race” by Runner’s World and “Best Marathon in the West” by Competitor Magazine.
Visit the official LA Marathon website for more information.
Running a race is a great way of improving your health/fitness and self-confidence. However, running on behalf of a charity is proving more and more popular. Join the ASICS LA Marathon “I Run 4 Something” campaign and help support one of over 80 different charities participating in this year’s marathon. For a complete list of Official Charities for the ASICS LA Marathon, please click here.
Today, Gayle was live with Team ARC, Activities, Recreation and Care. In 1969 ARC began with two parents meeting at a Studio City Park. With support from the community and the involvement of families and volunteers ARC has flourished. Dixie Henrikson and Mary Schallert, founders of ARC, reached out to United Way, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles for support.
In 1975, ARC family members volunteered legal and accounting services and funds in order to successfully incorporate the program as an official non-profit organization. ARC continued to evolve and support individuals in need. Between 1985 and 2004 with the purchase of five adjacent properties in the North Hollywood community, ARC grew. The ARC Activity Center and offices provide a home like atmosphere for the weekday program. There are three residential housing properties for our Adaptive Living Program tenants.
Besides proudly providing direct services to over 100 individuals and their families in the Los Angeles area, ARC advocates and brings awareness to the community about developmental disabilities. For 40 years, ARC has been committed to the idea that all people should be active members of the community with lives rich in interests and full of happiness.
ARC is working to stay strong & thrive. Despite government cuts and changes, they passionately forge on to protect & provide ARC’s high quality customized enrichment activities which our ARCers and families have come to love and continue to deserve & need.
In Fall 2011, ARC welcomed a new Executive Director, Brett Bachmann. He is building on the rich history of ARC and excited about guiding ARC into the future.
It’s not too late to help raise money for Team ARC. Here’s their contact information:
Team Arc, Activities, Recreation and Care
6456 Whitsett Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91606
818 762 4365
Also, note Team ARC needs and opportunities:
*Saturday March 16th
Team luncheon to follow.
Come walk run or cheer on Team ARC at Dodger Stadium.
There are 8 spots on the 5k still available. Contact Rosie if you would like to join at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818)762-4365
*Sunday March 17th
2 people, 13.1miles each
Marathon 26.2 miles & Cheer Corner
Cheer on the Athletes & hand out fruit snacks at the ARC cheer corner Sunset & Laurel Grove across the street from the Laugh Factory.
*DONATIONS OF FRUIT SNACKS NEEDED! Email: email@example.com or call (818)762-4365 to register or help out.
For those who would like to participate in the ASICS LA Marathon, but are unsure if they can complete the race, the Charity Relay is the way to go! Grab a friend or family member and team up to complete the marathon together! The Charity Relay is a unique way you and a partner can each complete a half of the ASICS LA Marathon course as part of a relay team. In order to participate, you must contact any of the Official Charities with available Charity Relay slots. You can then apply according to your charity’s instructions on their website. A limited number of team entries are available for Charity Relay. The team entry fee is $250. When accepted, the charity will e-mail you the guaranteed entry process for the Charity Relay. For a list of Official Charities participating in the Charity Relay, please click HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration for the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon closed Noon, Thursday, March 7th, 2013. Last-minute registrants can sign up for the race at http://www.lamarathon.com. After the deadline, interested runners are encouraged to contact one of the marathon’s official charities that MIGHT have a limited number of slots remaining. But remember people who are running for the more than 80-official marathon charities are collecting donations and fundraising for the privilege of participating.
If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com
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