Home Run for Kids – Kid and Dog-friendly Fun Run in Brentwood February 8
I’m running another 5K! The last one I ran was the Kickin’ Cancer run almost four months ago. This one is the same course, but for the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Upward Bound House, headquartered in Santa Monica. Here is the info:
What: The third annual Home Run for Kids
When: Sunday, February 8th, 2015
Where: The Brentwood neighborhood of West Los Angeles along San Vicente Blvd.
Run Options: 10k, 5k and Kiddie K walk/run, chip timed
Proceeds benefit: Upward Bound House, whose mission is to eliminate homelessness among families with children in Los Angeles by providing housing, supportive services and advocacy.
The Home Run for Kids is a morning of exercise, food, entertainment and fun that provides an opportunity for kids, parents, classmates, colleagues, local businesses and their furry friends to work together to solve family homelessness, a growing crisis across Los Angeles.
This past Home Run for Kids was open to the entire community and over 1,500 people were in attendance. Over 35 local schools from across Los Angeles participated including schools from Los Angeles, Culver City and Santa Monica School Districts. Over 750 participants were students ranging from preschool to college ages.
Many local businesses and community organizations participated including sponsors for the event such as Wells Fargo, FrontRunners & New Balance LA, Keslow Camera, Colliers International, Juice Crafters, Rodeo Realty, US Bank, In8Love Chiropractic, jk livin Foundation, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Teles Properties and Trial Tech. The Home Run for Kids provides fun activities for the entire family to enjoy beyond the race, including an Expo, face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy house and much more. The race course is both stroller and dog friendly (with a leash).
All proceeds from the Home Run for Kids go directly to Upward Bound House. In 2014, the Home Run for Kids raised $75,000. This upcoming event, Upward Bound House expects to draw over 1,800 participants!
About Upward Bound House:
Upward Bound House has established an extraordinary record of success in addressing family homelessness. Since 1997, Upward Bound House has helped more than 900 families including over 1,682 children transition from homelessness into
permanent housing. Over 95% of these families were still in their homes more than a year after placement.