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No, these are not after-school tutoring chapbook titles. This is a small sampling of the extraordinary teams who came out to support 826LA last year.
We are thrilled to announce that on October 28th, 826LA is bringing back the Half Half Half Half Half Marathon at the 34-acre Los Angeles State Historic Park on the edge of Downtown L.A. This is our annual community fundraiser to help support another exciting year of our free writing programs for more than 9,000 local students. The route, roughly 0.826 miles, is a memorable journey across one of LA’s newest parklands in support of creative and expository writing skills.
Form a team, join a team or come cheer us on!
Here’s how you can join in the fun. Start a team and ask your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. (you get the idea) to donate to your team on behalf of 826LA. The teammates you recruit will be asked to do the same and watch the 826LA network grow exponentially!
Minimum 4 runners per team. We are capping the teams at 8. Costumes encouraged!
Our Half Half Half Half Half Marathon may seem undersized, but it will be filled with mammoth checkpoint challenges along the way. The more money your team raises, the more advantages you will have on the course. You could even send a competing team back to the starting line!
Each individual who raises $826 + gets a free Time Travel Stainless Steel Water Bottle from the Time Travel Mart. Come in to one of the stores to collect before the race!
Each team that raises $1000 + gets to Skip a Challenge on the course!
Each teams that raises $2000 + gets a Travel Back In Time to The Starting Line Pass to slow down your competitors and a Skip a Challenge pass.
Can’t make the event? Please consider donating to a team or the campaign.
Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising team, top individual fundraiser, first three teams to cross the finish line, and the cleverest costumes on the track!
Raise a minimum of $100 (per person) to be eligible for prizes.
Your hard-won efforts will be celebrated all afternoon long with KCRW DJ________, drinks, snacks, and a free 826LA Beer Garden sponsored by Three Weavers Brewing Company where we can all kick up our well-worn heels together. Lunch provided by _____food truck. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to 826LA.
EVENT Noon - 5 pm
12 pm Registration Opens
2 pm Race
All runners must be registered by 1:30 pm to enter the race
Race Registration and General Admission is $25 per person.
Children 12 and under are free.
This is an all-ages, all-skill level, dog-friendly event!
Any questions? Would you like to sponsor this event? Please email 826LA Events Manager Shawn Silver at Shawn@826LA.org.
826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.