2021 Rose Bowl 5k returns Fourth of July weekend

July 2, 2021

• Rescheduled 5k returns as a live, in-person event benefiting the McCourt Foundation • 3.1-mile road race to take place over two days on Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 • Pasadena is gearing up for Los Angeles County’s first official race back

PASADENA – This weekend, running events will return to Los Angeles County, this time with thousands of athletes at the start line.

Traditionally held in conjunction with the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, the 2021 Rose Bowl 5k will take place as a stand along event over two days on Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3. The outdoor, COVID-safe format will ensure a safer, more manageable event flow for all runners and walkers.

“After a year filled with virtual events and stay-at-home restrictions, we’re looking forward to welcoming the running community back to an in-person, live event at the Rose Bowl,” said Murphy Reinschreiber, Chief Operating Officer at The McCourt Foundation. “With the Fourth of July holiday taking place on Sunday this year, the Rose Bowl 5k is the perfect and healthy way to kick off the holiday weekend with a fun, fitness event.”

Registration for the Rose Bowl 5K is $50 through Thursday and $55 on-site Friday and Saturday and includes a Rose Bowl 5K Bib, a Finisher Medal and an ASICS Finisher shirt. All proceeds from the 5k support The McCourt Foundation’s mission to empower individuals and communities to build a healthier world through research, education, and events.  Both in-person and virtual participation options are available.

The Rose Bowl Half Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, September 23. Online registration is open for both events at McCourtFoundation.org.

About The McCourt Foundation

The McCourt Foundation (TMF) is a 501c3 organization committed to building a healthier world through research, partnerships, and education. TMF empowers individuals and communities to make a difference through its events and educational forums. Now in LA and Boston, we have expanded our giving capacity and overall impact from coast to coast.

Since 1992 when the McCourt brothers organized a road race to honor their father who battled Multiple Sclerosis, TMF committed itself to enhance the lives of patients and families affected by neurological diseases (MS, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s). From this single fund-raising event, TMF has expanded its Mission to include youth health & wellness and other health challenges, and its world-class portfolio of events to include the Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS, LA Big 5k, Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K, Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K, Boston Waterfront 5K, Tour de South Shore, the McCourt Gala & Auction, and the Educational Update. These nine community events engage more than 100,000 participants each year and are expertly leveraged by TMF to drive impact.

For more information, please visit www.mccourtfoundation.org.

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