Annual event offers athletes of all ages a chance to be part of Marathon Week
LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2016) – On March 18th, the day before the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, people of all ages and abilities will take part in the 2017 LA BIG 5K at Dodger Stadium. The family-friendly running event, organized by Conqur Endurance Group, features beautiful views of Los Angeles as the course takes athletes from Dodger Stadium through iconic Elysian Park before a rewarding finish set against the backdrop of Dodger Stadium.
“We are thrilled to continue our marathon week activities with the LA BIG 5K,” said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of Conqur Endurance Group. “The LA BIG 5K is a great walk/run event and has become a staple on many athletes’ spring calendars. The event also serves as a warm up run for many who participate in our Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. We are very thankful for our partnership with BIG 5 Sporting Goods and their continued support of this community event, which involves many charities that raise key funds for their respective causes.”
“Big 5 Sporting Goods is proud to be the title sponsor of the LA BIG 5K,” said Rick Gridley, Director of Public Affairs for Big 5 Sporting Goods. “The LA BIG 5K is a great community event and this year promises to be the best yet with the addition of the ‘LA 1/2K Kids Run’.”
This year, the LA BIG 5K is the final leg in the special running series, the Triple 5K Tour of LA, consisting of the Santa Monica Classic 5K, the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K at the Rose Bowl and the LA BIG 5K, earning series participants an inaugural series medal.
Those interested in participating in the LA BIG 5K are encouraged to register at the Health and Fitness Expo at LA Convention Center on Friday, March 17 or race morning at Dodger Stadium, starting at 6:30am.
ABOUT: Conqur Endurance Group, a subsidiary of McCourt LP, is a global endurance brand that channels the vibrancy of Los Angeles into experiences for individuals and communities to exceed extraordinary limits. The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, the marquis property in the Conqur portfolio, is among the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The “Stadium to the Sea” course, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing near the Santa Monica Pier, is one of the most scenic in the world, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. In addition to the marquee event, Conqur Endurance Group produces the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K, the LA BIG 5K and recently added the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl. For more information, please visit www.goconqur.com.