We raced with balloons between us and our legs tied together. We competed in a human ring toss and had a battle of wits with life-size Scrabble. We wound our way through trees balancing books on our heads. We wrote impromptu poetry inspired by words from a 2-acre poetry field and read it aloud to the crowds.
Best of all, we raced to raise over $42,000 to benefit 826LA’s free writing programs for over 9,000 Los Angeles youth!
Of course, no race is complete without celebrating our valiant winners:
2nd Place Team: Just Another Manic Run Day + The Non-Runners Club
3rd Place Team: The Blazers (A Jacket Required)
Best Team Costume: 826LA Strikes Back, dressed as Star Wars characters, obviously
Top Individual Fundraiser: J. Ryan Stradal
Check out the Halfx5 Marathon fun and frenzy at our Flickr photo gallery.
Thank you to Alana’s Coffee Roasters, Art Center, Bedrock LA, Blue Collar Working Dog, Dream & Destroy, Evan’sFamily Barrels, Fun 4 Events, Los Angeles Sparks, Love Yoga, Masa of Echo Park Bakery and Cafe, Mohawk Bend, and Yoga Works for the incredible prizes and screen printed swag.