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Official ASICS LA Marathon Charities– Rebuilding Together

Gayle Anderson was live in Orange with REBUILDING TOGETHER, 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:
2013 ASICS LA Marathon
Race start is Dodger Stadium
Sunday, March 17th
1000 Elysian Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 542-3000
(213) 542-3020 FAX
www.lamarathon.com

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
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 live with REBUILDING TOGETHER. For almost 25 years, Rebuilding Together has provided extensive home rehabilitation and modification services to homeowners in-need.

Our network of 200 affiliated non-profits brings together 200,000 volunteers and completes 10,000 projects each year. For every $1 donated to Rebuilding Together, $4 of value is delivered to our projects. Collectively that’s over $1.3 billion in market value reinvested to date into the communities we serve.With the help of everyday citizen volunteers, skilled tradespeople, the support of local business and major corporate partners, Rebuilding Together affiliates make life better for thousands of low-income homeowners every year.

Our work positively impacts the condition of the surrounding community as well, through community center rehabilitation, playground builds, and partnerships with organizations focused on energy efficiency, sustainable community gardens, volunteer engagement, and education.

The organization also uses the marathon as a fundraiser.

It’s not too late to help raise money for REBUILDING TOGETHER. Here’s their contact information:

Rebuilding Together

RTSoCal.org

(949) 278-2911

E-mail: RTSoCal@aol.com

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 closes 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.

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 Orange with REBUILDING TOGETHER, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon. She gives us information on donations from the charities and what we can do to help.

Gayle Anderson was live in Orange with REBUILDING TOGETHER, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon. She gives us information on donations from the charities and what we can do to help.

Gayle Anderson was live in Orange with REBUILDING TOGETHER, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon. She shows us how charities are making an effort to help people in need rebuild their homes and lives.

Gayle Anderson was live in Orange with REBUILDING TOGETHER, participating in the ASICS LA Marathon.

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