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The Wrap Up For The Official ASICS LA Marathon Charities- Team JDRF

Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park with the fastest runners, the youngest runners, and members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation runners, 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
www.lamarathon.com
Friday, March 15th and 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
www.lamarathon.com

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 the ASICS LA Marathon Elite Athletes, along with middle and high school students from Students Run LA who ran together in Griffith Park Friday morning.  It was the elite runners last training run prior to Sunday’s ASICS LA Marathon.  Simultaneously, students from 3 of the 175 participating middle and high schools that comprise the 3100 students and Leaders in the Students Run LA program  completed their last training run.The mission of Students Run LA is to challenge at-risk secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with a truly life-changing experience:  The training for and completion of the ASICS LA Marathon. Every year, on average, more than 95% of the SRLA students who start the Marathon complete it, and 95% of the seniors who complete the Marathon with SRLA graduate from high school.

Here’s their contact information:

Students Run LA
5252 Crebs Avenue
Tarzana, CA 91356
818-654-3360

Also, Gayle wrapped up her 15-day series spotlighting the official ASICS LA Marathon Charities with TEAM JDRF, the runners representing JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17-countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 to T1D research. More than 80-percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Here’s their contact information:

JDRF / Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
800 West 6th Street, Suite 450
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-233-9910

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 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.

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 www.asicsamerica.com. 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

The shoes are also available at the marathon expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center!

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 Griffith Park with the fastest runners, the youngest runners, and members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation runners, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.

Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park with the fastest runners, the youngest runners, and members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation runners, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.

Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park with the fastest runners, the youngest runners, and members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation runners, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.

Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park with the fastest runners, the youngest runners, and members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation runners, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.

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