When is it?
Saturday, October 24, 2015
On-site registration & packet pick-up from 6:00-7:30 am
Race starts promptly at 8:00 am
Community Festival before, during & after the 5K until 1:00pm
Where is it?
Homeboy Industries Headquarters (Start / Finish line at Homeboy!)
130 W. Bruno Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
What is the 5K all about?
It is a fundraising event for Homeboy Industries – the nation’s largest gang intervention and reentry program. Homeboy provides hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. To learn more about Homeboy Industries, click here!
What are the registration fees?
Regular Adult Registration $50.00
Individual Team Member Registration - $40.00
Individual Youth Registration (under 18 years of age) - $30.00
Kids 1k Fun Run (2-12 years of age) - $20.00
What’s included with my registration fee?
A custom Homeboy 5k race bib with a timing chip to track time
Homeboy “Every Angeleno Counts” 5k comfy cotton t-shirt
Collectable Homeboy 5K medal
Art Exhibition / Sale
Rock climbing wall
A really fun time
Where can I find the 5kRace Route?
Please click HERE to view and download the Homeboy “Every Angeleno Counts” 5K Race Route
Is there an early race packet pick-up?
YES and we encourage you to pick-up your race packet early - why wait in line at the 5k when you’re gonna want to get lined up to run! You have two (2) opportunities to pick up your race packet early and when you arrive, you’ll get to enjoy a complimentary Angela’s Potion in the Homegirl Café!
Homegirl Café / Homeboy Industries
130 W. Bruno Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Saturday, October 17, 2015 -- 10:00am - 3:00pm
Friday, October 23, 2015 -- 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Get directions HERE.
We are encouraging ALL 5K participants to be car-free and GO Metro to the Chinatown Station, which is located right across the street from Homeboy. And there's perks for not driving, if you show your valid Metro TAP card, Metro employee ID or LA County employee ID to the cashier or your server at Homegirl Café, you’ll receive a FREE Angela’s Potion, Aguas Fresca or any other beverage. Additionally, flash your card or ID at the coat/bag check and store your belongings all day long, safely and for FREE! To find the best route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner. If you can’t get to a Metro station, try using UBER – you will receive the same benefits as above by flashing your receipt screen! If you absolutely positively must drive, please click here for directions to Homeboy Industries.
Public parking is very challenging downtown, especially when many streets are closed down, we highly encourage you to Go Metro or take UBER! There will be some street parking available and some lots, we will update information as we get closer to the race.
We will have a limited number of handicapped parking spaces available adjacent to Homeboy in the parking lot off of Main Street. To reserve your spot or to get more information, please contact us: parking@EveryAngelenoCounts.org
How far is a 5K?
Do I have to run?
No. You can run or walk (…or skip or tap dance) along the route, as long as you don’t get in the way of the other participants. You can even skip the race completely, cheer on the folks who are running, and enjoy the festival.
Can spectators attend if they aren’t registered?
Absolutely! We will have a huge block party with a rock wall, vendors, food, art, music and kid’s activities. However we encourage you to register, even if you don’t want to run, all funds raised will help support Homeboy Industries!
Can I bring my pet?
Homeboy loves animals and leashed dogs are welcome however we ask that you leave all other pets at home!
Is there an age limit?
No age limits! If they can cover (running, jogging, walking, strolling, skipping or tap dancing) the entire 5K course, they can absolutely participate! Remember though, as soon as they turn 6 years old they will need to register and have a race bib! For those kids ages 2-12 years, they can also register for our Kids 1k Fun Run.
What is the difference between team and individual registration?
If you are an individual runner, awesome, just register as an Individual. Want to create a team or join a team? No problem – on the registration page choose “Create a Team” or “Join a Team” if you would like to join a team that is already registered!
Is the Homeboy “Every Angeleno Counts” 5k a certified course?
The Homeboy “Every Angeleno Counts” 5k IS a certified course and a fun, family-friendly experience for participants of all ages and athletic abilities.
Are there refunds?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning a huge event like this make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the early race packet pick-up, grab your packet and say hi to us!
What happens if there is bad weather?
A little rain won't stop our Homeboy “Every Angeleno Counts” 5K! We are strong dedicated people and we will have fun in the puddles…
Can I bring my camera and take pictures?
Yes and yes! We highly encourage you to do so! Take pictures and post on ALL your social media pages, please just tag them with #Homeboy5K. Your picture may even be featured on the Every Angeleno Counts Facebook Page or Twitter!
Where can I find my Race Results?
We will have a link posted on our website after the race if you were unable to get them at the Race.
Can I make a donation via credit card or check and mail it in?
Absolutely! You can download the donation form HERE and then send your donation directly to Homeboy – Please mark in the notes/reference section on your check “Every Angeleno Counts”.
Please send to:
130 W. Bruno St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Is my registration tax deductible?
The price of your registration is considered admission for the event and is therefore not tax-deductible. Any contribution you make to Homeboy Industries above and beyond your registration may be considered tax-deductible provided you receive no goods or services in exchange. Homeboy Industries is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization, ID#95-4800735.
Can I simply make a donation online and not fundraise?
SURE. Simply click HERE to make a one-time donation. You can also set up recurring (monthly) donations.
How do I learn about Volunteer opportunities?
We’re super glad you asked! You can learn about and sign up to be a volunteer, HERE. Remember, even if you registered for the 5k, there are a lot of volunteer opportunities where you can lend a helping hand leading up to the day of the race!
October 22, 2016
130 W. Bruno Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Proceeds benefit Homeboy Industries; the largest and most successful gang rehabilitation and reentry program in the world with comprehensive services and many social enterprise businesses. Learn more at homeboyindustries.org
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