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Official ASICS LA Marathon Charities-Team Public Counsel

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with TEAM PUBLIC COUNSEL, 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

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.

For more information, contact:
Sunday, March 17th
2013 ASICS LA Marathon
Race start is Dodger Stadium 
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 542-3000
(213) 542-3020 FAX

Friday, March 15th
Saturday, March 16th
2013 ASICS LA Marathon Expo & Packet Pick-UP
Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 542-3000
(213) 542-3020 FAX

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 with Team Public Counsel, they “ RUN FOR JUSTICE!” Public Counsel is the nation’s largest public interest law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services to low-income communities.  Founded in 1970, Public Counsel strives to achieve three main goals: protecting the legal rights of disadvantaged children; representing immigrants who have been the victims of torture, persecution, domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes; and fostering economic justice by providing individuals and institutions in underserved communities with access to quality legal representation.

Here’s their contact information:
Public Counsel
The Nation’s Largest Pro Bono Law Firm
610 South Ardmore Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005
213 385 2977

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 LA Marathon. 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.

Also, Gayle was wearing a pair of the OFFICIAL ASICS limited edition GEL-Lyte33™ 2 in a St. Patrick’s Day color scheme with designs to reflect the iconic scenery throughout the route. One of ASICS’ most popular running shoes, the commemorative shoe is available for an MSRP of $90 at several retail stores, and to find out where please visit ASICS America. ASICS has also created a full line of official ASICS LA Marathon merchandise which will be sold at retail stores as well at the “NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo” on March 15 and 16 held at the LA Convention Center.

For more information, please visit ASICSAmerica.com/lamarathon. You can also follow @ASICSamerica and use the hashtag #asicsla on Twitter to join in the conversation.

Gayle bought her shoes at the FrontRunners store in Brentwood:
FrontRunners
11620 San Vicente Boulevard
Brentwood
310 207 0216
Front Runners LA

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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Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with TEAM PUBLIC COUNSEL, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon. She introduces us to a team dedicated to helping those in need.

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with TEAM PUBLIC COUNSEL, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon. She introduces us to a team dedicated to helping those in need.

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with TEAM PUBLIC COUNSEL, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon. Thomas Powell, an attorney with Sidley Austin, discusses their contributions and free legal services they provide to people who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with TEAM PUBLIC COUNSEL, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.

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