The fourth annual “Run to Remember — Los Angeles” honoring fallen first responders, military veterans and their families will be held Sunday morning on a new course beginning in Century City.
More than 6,000 people have registered for the run, including 2,600 police officers or firefighters from 166 agencies worldwide, organizers said.
More than 60 chiefs and commanders will march, or run in full uniform including Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Assistant Sheriff Maria R. Hernandez, Hawthorne Police Department Chief Michael Ishii and USC’s Chief of Police, John Thomas, organizers said.
A 5K has been added to the run, which also consists of a 10K and a 13.1-mile half-marathon.
All three courses begin and end at the Westfield Century City shopping center and will take runners through the Fox Studios.
The 10K and half-marathon courses include Beverly Hills famed shopping street Rodeo Drive.
The half-marathon extends east to the intersections of San Vicente and La Cienega boulevards in West Hollywood and La Cienega and Pico boulevards in the Pico-Robertson district.
The half-marathon is set to start at 6:25 a.m., 5K at 7:30 a.m. and 10K at 8:15 a.m. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is among the scheduled speakers in a program set to begin at 7:15 a.m.
Proceeds from the race benefit:
— Operation Progress Los Angeles, a mentoring and scholarship program that involves Catholic schools and LAPD officers;
— the Sheriff’s Youth Foundation, which conducts after-school programs; and
— the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation, which both provide funding for equipment, training and public outreach.
The run began at The Grove shopping center and took runners through Hollywood, including Paramount Studios for its first three years.