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Official ASICS LA Marathon Charities- The Dream Center

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with The Dream Center and team ‘Run for Hope’, one of the Official ASICS LA Marathon Charities, preparing to run!

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) 542-3000
(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 in Los Angeles at the Dream Center with ‘Team Run for Hope’. Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month.

They provide mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more. They work to meet people where they are at, to bring them hope and a way off the streets.

They also equip others to serve. The Dream Center’s record of success has attracted urban missionaries and Christian leaders from across the U.S. and the world. As they volunteer or intern, they gain insight and skills that they can take back to their own communities.

In this way, more than 100 independent Dream Centers have been launched nationally, as well as internationally. Many more churches and ministries have become more effective as they teach those who give their time and talent to do what they do. Many who once needed their services also go on to help others.

It’s not too late to help raise money for the Dream Center’s TEAM RUN FOR HOPE. Visit the ASICS LA Marathon Official Charities webpage and select the link to your charity of choice for information about how to make your donation.

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.

The Dream Center / Team Run for Hope
213-273-7100 – Donations
213-273-7000 – Main Line
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4017

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Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with The Dream Center and team ‘Run for Hope’, one of the Official Asics LA Marathon Charities preparing to run! The Dream Center hopes to continue serving the LA community with funds raised from the marathon.

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with The Dream Center and team ‘Run for Hope’, one of the Official Asics LA Marathon Charities preparing to run! The Dream Center hopes to continue serving the LA community with funds raised from the marathon.

Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month. They provide mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more.

It’s not too late to help raise money for the Dream Center’s team ‘Run for Hope’. Visit the ASICS LA Marathon Official Charities webpage and select the link to your charity of choice for information about how to make your donation.

For more information on the Dream Center, contact:
The Dream Center / Team Run for Hope
213-273-7100 – Donations
213-273-7000 – Main Line
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4017

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with The Dream Center and team ‘Run for Hope’, one of the Official ASICS LA Marathon Charities preparing to run! Several ‘Run for Hope’ teammembers explain why running for charity is important for them.

Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month. They provide mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more.

It’s not too late to help raise money for the Dream Center’s team ‘Run for Hope’. Visit the ASICS LA Marathon Official Charities webpage and select the link to your charity of choice for information about how to make your donation.

For more information on the Dream Center, contact:
The Dream Center / Team Run for Hope
213-273-7100 – Donations
213-273-7000 – Main Line
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4017

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with The Dream Center and team ‘Run for Hope’, one of the Official Asics LA Marathon Charities preparing to run! Pastor Matthew Barnett explains that the LA Marathon is one of the Dream Center’s largest fundraisers to help fight human sex trafficking.

Founded in 1994, The Dream Center is a volunteer driven organization that finds and fills the needs of over 50,000 individuals and families each month. They provide mobile hunger relief and medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for teens and adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills counseling, basic education, Bible studies and more.

It’s not too late to help raise money for the Dream Center’s team ‘Run for Hope’. Visit the ASICS LA Marathon Official Charities webpage and select the link to your charity of choice for information about how to make your donation.

For more information on the Dream Center, contact:
The Dream Center / Team Run for Hope
213-273-7100 – Donations
213-273-7000 – Main Line
2301 Bellevue Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026-4017

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with The Dream Center and team ‘Run for Hope’, one of the Official Asics LA Marathon Charities preparing to run! With over 80 different charities participating in this year’s marathon, Gayle showcases a few preparing to make the 26.2 mile trek.

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) 542-3000
(213) 542-3020 FAX

Visit the official LA Marathon website for more information.

For a complete list of official charities for the ASICS LA Marathon, click here.

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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