The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, in partnership with UCLA Health, will hold a charity 5K run and health fair at Dodger Stadium Saturday.
The event is expected to attract 4,500 runners, with others taking part virtually.
“With firm practices in place to keep runners safe, we are thrilled to reconnect and raise funds to support the most vulnerable Angelenos, many of whom endured the physical, emotional and financial devastation that disproportionately impacted communities that were already struggling,” before the pandemic,” said Nichol Whiteman, CEO of the Dodgers Foundation.
UCLA Health will offer giveaways to all attendees, including nutritional information, sunscreen samples and activities to test athleticism. Medical professionals will provide information on COVID-19 and vaccinations.
Levelwear and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will sponsor the Health and Wellness Expo. The event includes installations by A3M Hope, Generic Events, Handy Randy’s Plumbing Specialists, Medic Up Consulting and the U.S. Marine Corps, among others.
Both events comply with guidelines from the county and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and encourage social distancing. Runners will start in separate groups. There will be no water stations along the course, so runners are encouraged to bring their own bottle to refill at free fill stations. Dasani will present all racers at the finish line with a water bottle and fresh fruit from Melissa’s Produce. All participants over 21 can celebrate with a free beer from Michelob Ultra.
Other giveaways include a Corey Seager World Champion Edition bobblehead, a Dodger ’21 tech shirt and World Champion finisher’s medal. All-star packages include a second bobblehead and LA Runs fanny pack.
Participants are also entitled to 20% off merchandise all weekend at the Dodger team store by showing their race bib.
Check-in for the race begins Saturday at 5 p.m., followed by the 5k Starting Gun Ceremony at 7:05 p.m. The 5K begins at 7:10 p.m. and the event concludes at 9 p.m.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, which describes its mission as aiming to improve education, health care, homelessness and social justice for all Angelenos, and which to date has invested $31 million in programs and grants to nonprofits. More information can be found at dodgers.com/ladf.