2019 Skechers Los Angeles Marathon on March 24, 2019 I'm back at marathon running again for a great cause - Train 4 Autism. Help me reach my fundraising goal of $500. Every bit helps.
Here is more about Train 4 Autism:
Train 4 Autism is a foundation dedicated to bringing together a community of athletes, physically active, and socially conscious people who are committed to raising awareness and funds for research and treatment for those living with Autism and their families. Fund raising and volunteer opportunities for individual athletes, teams and entire families include marathons, half marathons, 10Ks, 5Ks, walks, triathlons, swimming, and cycling events.
Today, there are many treatment centers and research programs all doing vital work, and all carrying different yet important messages and missions. Train 4 Autism provides the infrastructure, technology, and support for participants to raise funds and contribute to the programs about which they are most passionate.
Train 4 Autism is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded by parents and families of children touched by Autism.
The LA Marathon has always been about much more than an invitational race for elite runners over the city’s streets. Since its inception in 1986, it has offered opportunities for involvement for athletic expression at all levels, for giving back to the community and for celebrating the unique nature of the communities all over the Los Angeles region.
In 2010, Marathon charities set an all-time record of $2 million in donations. The enormous success led to the creation of the Marathon’s Charity Challenge, which called upon fundraisers to set a new record of $3 million in donations in 2011. Contributions passed the $1 million mark in mid-February 2011, the earliest date ever, and charities ultimately reached the $3 million mark for that year’s race. For the 2012 race, total charity contributions reached $3,023,326 and in 2013 the numbers continued to rise, with all-time high charity participation totaling over 70 charities raising over 3.1 million dollars.