Los Angeles on the run once more

September 11, 2013 by  

Hoping for an even larger turnout than last year, the Stop Cancer 5/10k Run/Walk is back and presents an opportunity for Los Angelenos to support fitness and the fight against cancer. Open to all ages, the Run/Walk embraces a warm atmosphere of community and healthy competition. With medals for each participant and awards for the top three finishers in each age bracket, the whole family can feel comfortable regardless of fitness level.

Proceeds benefit UCLA’s Jonsson, USC’s Norris, and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Businesses wanting to support the communities of Van Nuys, Northridge, and Greater Los Angeles are encouraged to sponsor or volunteer for the Run/Walk. Local print companies can assist with marketing the event and any business’ involvement within it. Banner printing can allow a business to reach neighborhoods prior to, and the runners and walkers during, the event.

The race is being held at Woodley Park, 6335 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, California 91406. Day-of registration opens at 6:30 am on Sunday, September 22, with the race commencing at 8:00 am. Registrants may pick up their bib and T-shirt early by visiting the Sports Authority at 13730 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks, California 91423 on Saturday, September 21 between 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm.

Entry is $35 for anybody aged 15 and over until this Sunday, September 15, after which it will increase to $45. Children under 14 may participate for $25 if registered by Sunday, or $35 after. Registration can be completed via the event’s website until September 20 at 12:00 pm.