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The below page is from our 2023 Marathon team. We are still forming our Team for next year's 2024 Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 17th, 2024. If you or a runner you know is interested in joining our team of runners, please contact Chris Martin at marathon@readingtokids.org.>

IMPORTANT NOTE: To register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from Chris a special web address to use when registering on the Los Angeles Marathon website.

Team Reading to Kids
Los Angeles Marathon,
13.1 Mile Charity Challenge, & Big 5K

Team Reading to Kids logo
The 2023 Los Angeles Big 5K and Marathon is now over, but Team Reading to Kids' achievements are still going strong! Check out the slideshow at the bottom of this page of our runners before and after the marathon. Even though the 5K and 2023 marathon are "completed", please click on a runner below and donate to their 2023 fundraising pages to reward them for their hard work and valiant efforts!

There are two ways you can help our cause - donating to our runners and/or cheering them on during the race at our water station or cheer booth!

Support Team Reading to Kids!

Do you want to encourage and support our runners as they strive towards their personal fundraising goals for Reading to Kids?

Please support our runners by donating to their efforts. Click on a runner below to donate your support!

Team Reading to Kids 2023 Runners
Chris Martin Patricia Bergey
Kim Morris Catherine Gray
Tam Premsrirath Bertha Mejia
Jose Gutierrez DJ Watts
Sandra Bruno Kimberly Duman
Jess Hilton Amy Reed
Zoey Morris

You can also click this link to donate to the team as a whole and/or see our overall fundraising progress on our 2023 Los Angeles Marathon fundraising page on GiveLively.

Or, send a check made out to "Reading to Kids" and a note you are donating to our marathon team or a specific runner above. Mail checks to:
     Reading to Kids
     1600 Sawtelle Boulevard, Suite 210
     Los Angeles, CA 90025


Help represent Reading to Kids during the marathon by handing out water to the runners!

Our group will be at Water Station Mile 9 at Hollywood Blvd & Hobart Blvd., on Sunday, March 19th from 5am - 11:30am.

Supporting our runners

Click this link to sign up. Our group is Reading to Kids, so just complete the form and sign up to volunteer!

During the BIG 5K and marathon this year, look for the runners in the silver shirts (front of the shirts on the left below, back of the shirts on the right below).

Front of runner shirts  Back of runner shirts


Come cheer on the LA BIG 5K Running for Reading to Kids Team this Saturday as they run near Dodger Stadium!

We will be there starting at 7:00 am, and you should arrange to arrive before 7:30 am to avoid the crowds and provide time to walk from your car to the beginning of the race route.

Parking for the LA BIG 5K is free, and you can meet our Big 5K runners at 7:00 am at this location marked in purple below in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium (click the below image to see a larger version). The race starts at 8am and will probably end by 9am.

Where to meet our Big 5K runners

Getting to the LA BIG 5K race: Due to street closures for the LA BIG 5K, only two entrances will be open to Dodger Stadium: the Sunset Gate, accessible via Sunset Blvd., and the Downtown Gate, accessible via CA-110. These gates will open at 6:00 am. (Note: The Golden State Gate, accessible via I-5, will be closed due to street closures.)

Please email us at marathon@readingtokids.org if you can cheer them on this Saturday - or simply show up!


You can also cheer on our marathon runners at our course support booth located at Burton Way and Palm Dr. from 8:30am - 11:30am on Sunday, March 19th.

Reading to Kids LA Marathon cheer booth
Course Support Booth

Run with Team Reading to Kids in the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon to be held on Sunday, March 19, 2023

Be a part of Team Reading to Kids as you run in one of the best marathons in the country. Click here to see our Facebook group, and click the play button below for a video of why we run!

By joining our team, your commitment will help inspire children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. The dollars you raise will go to support our monthly reading clubs!

You can either run the entire marathon or run just the last 13.1 miles of the course as the Charity Challenge - an exclusive opportunity to participate without having to run the entire route!

If either of those distances are too daunting, you can join us in the LA Big 5K (that's just 3.1 miles) starting and ending at Dodger Stadium the day before the marathon on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

If you are interested in becoming one of our fundraising runners or creating a fundraising team, contact Chris Martin at marathon@readingtokids.org to receive further information on the simple registration process for becoming a fundraising runner.

IMPORTANT NOTE: to register to run on behalf of Reading to Kids, you MUST receive from us a special web address to use when registering on the Los Angeles Marathon website.

Below is a slideshow of our 2023 runners before, during, and after the Big 5K and marathon!