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Socal We Run the City 5K-Special Olympics

August 17 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Funds raised by the We Run the City 5K run/walk & 10K run support Special Olympics athletes. Alumni, faculty, fans, staff, and students compete for bragging rights and the We Run the City trophy. Runners will receive a Team USC or UCLA event shirt and a finisher’s medal. Runners/walkers who fundraise will have the opportunity to earn more prizes.

Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health. Every dollar raised through We Run the City not only provides free year-round sports training and competitions for our athletes, it also gives them empowerment, joy, and improved health. Special Olympics helps build the self-confidence of a person with intellectual disabilities so they can work and give back to their community. It drives their determination so they can overcome hurdles. It also inspires people to open their hearts to the wider range of human potential and talent, and provides our athletes with an opportunity to shine and live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Learn more about SOSC.

WHEN

Saturday, August 17, 2019

WHERE

Long Beach Airport

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We Run the City is an annual 5K run/walk & 10K run is a rivalry race between USC and UCLA that supports Special Olympics Southern California. Official timing will be carried out for this race by Conqur.

Alumni, faculty, fans, staff, and students of USC and UCLA will compete for bragging rights and the We Run the City trophy.


HOW TO WIN

How to Win

Each runner/walker must declare their allegiance at the time of registration and whether they are an alumni, faculty, fan, staff, or student. They are then a part of Team USC or Team UCLA. Competition is broken into the three categories above. The school that wins at least two out of three, claims victory and their school has bragging rights and the trophy for the year!


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Benefits

BENEFITS

  • Official We Run the City Shirt
  • Finisher Medal presented by an SOSC Athlete
  • Pre/Post Race Fan Fest
  • Raise more than $50 and earn more benefits
Pricing

PRICING

5K RUN/WALK
$40

10K RUN
$50

KID’S RACE
$15

VIRTUAL RACE
$40

Kids’ Race

KIDS’ RACE

The Kids’ Race will be held the same morning as the run/walk. It will be a 1/4 mile loop around the festival area. The Kids’ Race is for children 10 and under only. A medal and a special “kids’ size” T-shirt included. The Kids’ Race is not timed.

Contact Luke Farnell at lfarnell@sosc.org for group rates.

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Virtual Race

VIRTUAL RACE

Can’t make it out to Long Beach on race day? Race with us virtually, and you will receive your shirt and medal after you submit your time.

As a Virtual Participant you must enter your race time online. An online form  to submit your time and race photo will be available at a time TBA.

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Fan Fest

FAN FEST

Relax with friends and fellow runners/walkers at our Fan Fest. This fun zone will set the tone for the event and include food, beverages, music, entertainment and a free photo booth.

Are you interested in having a booth at the Fan Fest? Please contact Luke Farnell at 562.502.1038 or lfarnell@sosc.org for more information.

Honorary Captain

HONORARY CAPTAIN

Special Olympics Southern California athletes can part of We Run the City as Honorary Captains. As Honorary Captains, athletes will team up with an organization or company for We Run the City. Duties include writing a message which will be sent as motivation to their team prior to the event. On event day, they will run/walk with their team in the We Run the City 5K and join them in a team photo.

Social Media

SOCIAL MEDIA

Official Hashtags
#WeRunTheCity5K
#TeamSOSC

Other Information

OTHER INFORMATION

Dogs

Only service dogs will be allowed on the course.

Strollers

Strollers are permitted, however, they will begin the race at the back of the crowd.

Cancellation

Once an Entry fee is accepted, it is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. No exceptions.

You may not give or sell your number to anyone else.

Venue

Long Beach Airport

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