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Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles

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Help fight homelessness this summer with the Los Angeles Miles for Hope 5K/10K Challenge. Join thousands of like-minded participants and race through the rolling hills of the City of Dreams. Head home with a spring in your step and a medal around your neck, knowing you helped a great cause.

How to enter the Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles

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    Run 5km
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    Run 10km
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    1K Kids' Run

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    5K & 10K Challenge

    Run 15km
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Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles routes


Running a race is always an exhilarating activity. Running a race for a good cause can only be better. Take part in either the 5K, 10K or take on both for the 5 & 10K Challenge in this Miles for Hope event to raise awareness and money to fight homelessness in LA.

All races will begin in Elysian Park, and travel through the rolling hills of LA, offering spectacular views of the downtown skyline and the Dodgers stadium.

This event is the perfect socially-conscious summer event for the whole family with a race for everyone, including the 1K Fun Run for Kids.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Commemorative medal (while supplies last)
  • T-shirt
  • Photos
  • Lots of refreshments to keep you hydrated and rejuvenated
  • Prizes will be offered in different age categories
  • Chip timing
Raceday Logistics


06:00am - 07:45am: Race Day packet pickup

07:00am: 10K Start

08:20am: 1K Fun Run for Kids Start

08:30am: 5K Start

Same day registration will be available as well for an additional cost.

Racers can register to run the 5K, 10K, or BOTH, receiving a special 3rd medal if they complete both races.

Kit List

Please wear clothes that you have trained in before and ones in which you will be comfortable running the whole distance


Spectators are welcome. Come and support the cause of the run as much as you can, regardless of whether you run or not.


Volunteers are always needed. Please visit to sign up to volunteer.


Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Los Angeles Miles for Hope 5K/10K route be marshaled?
The route will be well-marked with volunteer marshals ensuring that you are kept on the right path.
Can I register for the Miles for Hope Challenge on the day?
Yes, on the day registration is available for an added cost.
What charities will the Los Angeles Miles for Hope Challenge benefit?
Net proceeds from this challenge will be given to the non-profit, Back On My Feet. Back On My Feet tries to combat homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources.
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Hope for the Homeless 5k/10k Run/Walk - Los Angeles weather forecast

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Meet the organizerIcon

Run Life’s Course is a motivational arm of The RLC Group, Inc. focused on encouraging purpose and passion for the well-being of self and others through running. The more we serve the better our lives become. Since 2010 Run Life’s Course has been sponsoring football camps for the youth in Baltimore, Maryland, Newark, New Jersey and New York City yielding technology gifts that impact the furtherance of educational initiatives. Run Life’s Course has additionally sponsored groups of 50 kids from Ocala and Orlando, Florida to tour all the Division 1 colleges in the southern part of the United States. Recognizing the hidden impact on homelessness and poverty on the youth in America, recently Run Life’s Course has partnered with other groups across the country in Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles on feeding the homeless initiatives. Focused on the impact of the disadvantaged youth’s educational future and homelessness prevention, the races will donate 1/3 of all participant registration costs to the Back on My Feet and local schools or other similar non-profit organizations.

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