2019 LA Marathon - BIG 5K

2019 LA Marathon - BIG 5K

About This Campaign

Hello Everyone!

Join us for our 4th Annual BIG 5k Run on March 23rd, 2019 at Dodgers Stadium! Each year, over 100 participants from our programs run/walk the LA5K and fundraise.

We train together, fundraise together, and we hope you’ll join us for this year’s run.

Here are a few ways you can support our mission!

1- You can create your own fundraising page here to run/walk the LA5K with us
2- You can support a team by donating to their page
3- You can become a 5K sponsor

We are looking to create 25 new matches with the funds raised through the LA5K. That means 25 children off our wait list and matched with a mentor.

To remove 25 children on our wait list, we will need to raise $50,000.00!

And with your support, we can make it happen!

Let’s go make a difference in someone’s life!

See you at the finish line!

GoBigLA.org

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Dodger Stadium
  • 1000 Elysian Park Ave
  • Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Mar 23, 2019 08:00 am to
  • Mar 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles


Our mission:  
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  

Our vision:  
To see ALL children reach their FULL POTENTIAL in life.

Fundraising Teams

ICM Partners’ The Conquerors

Please join us in supporting ICM Partners’ The Conquerors effort to create awareness and fundraise for additional matches to further Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles’ (BBBSLA) mission to transform the lives of children through the power of mentorship. On Saturday, March 23rd, 5 ...

$6,343.71 raised (63%)
41
Supporters

Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)

I have had the most AWESOME privilege of being Mikey's Big Brother for the last 3 years! Mikey is bright, sweet, earnest and teaches me as much as I teach him. He's got an ever so curious mind, terrific sense of humor (ask him for a pirate joke), plus he's got some sweet dance moves AND...

$5,945.02 raised (594%)
130
Supporters

Blue and Pink Cats

Friends who like to color, bake, dance, read and hang out

$3,394.75 raised (1131%)
23
Supporters

Team Champions

William Crandall and David Garcia

$2,611.92 raised (104%)
36
Supporters

We'll Get There

I signed up for BBBSLA because I'm curious about the logic and inter curiousity of kids. I'm inspired by their unwavering wonder, intricate imagination, simplistic honesty, and ability to ignite the silliest absurdities in any adult. Kate and I have been a duo for two/three months and...

$2,153.76 raised (107%)
33
Supporters

Team ChrisToBen

Christopher and I have been matched through Big Brother Little Brothers for a year and a half and it's been an incredible experience. He makes me laugh and opens me up to a world with unbridled enthusiasm. Similarly, through fun and activity, I am trying to prepare him for the teen wo...

$2,058.1 raised (411%)
31
Supporters

Team Marshmello

Ivan and I were matched through BBBS in June of 2018. I wish I could express in words how rewarding it is to have him in my life and how much BBBS has done for us. I had no idea I would be matched with someone who is so thoughtful, caring and absolutely hilarious. We got to go to a...

$1,301.18 raised (86%)
24
Supporters

Aylan & Edd

Aylan and I first met at our match introduction on January 26, 2015. Since then, we have made running in the annual LA BIG 5K a special tradition for the two of us. The 9-year-old boy that I met back in 2015 has grown into an athletic, talented, and energetic teenager! We are excited to...

$1,025.75 raised (102%)
13
Supporters

Londyn & Alison

Londyn and her Big, Alison, have been matched for nearly a year and they have enjoyed going on new adventures together – from riding roller coasters at Six Flags Magic Mountain and climbing to the top of the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook to eating crazy desserts at the Ktown Night Marke...

$886.85 raised (177%)
19
Supporters

Run-derful Sisters

Paige and I ran last year and raised over $600! We're ready this year to raise more!!

$758.96 raised (75%)
21
Supporters

Team Christopher & Casey

Through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Christopher and I were matched about a year ago. It has been such a rewarding gift to get to spend time with this kid, helping him develop confidence and a civic mind, try new things, and have fun around LA. It's been just a beneficial to me as it is ha...

$735.23 raised (245%)
11
Supporters

Team Awesome

Hello! We are at it again - our 4th year running the LA5K! Stephanie and I are so excited to be participating this year - fundraising for this amazing organization and getting some exercise in. This year we have a special addition to our team, Baby Tina! Tina will be joining us on our r...

$701.58 raised (140%)
15
Supporters

MSS Fo' Shoe

As you may be aware, our waitlist for Littles keeps growing and growing. In a perfect world, Littles would not have to wait to be matched with a Big. As staff for Big Brothers Big Sisters, we see how children are genuinely impacted by an adult who is willing to be a friend — that listen...

$616.35 raised (61%)
20
Supporters

Team Truffle Shuffle

Isaac and I have been hanging out for less than a year but one thing we immediately found out we had in common is that we are both winners and like a challenge. For every $100 that is donated, Isaac or I will eat a donut within an hour before the race to give ourselves an extra challeng...

$609.16 raised (50%)
6
Supporters

Hoopsters

John and Mark have been matched for about 4 months now. The BBBSLA team did a great job of pairing us, as we are both very active outdoors (we shoot hoops about every outing together, have been on hikes to Griffith Park, and often like to toss around the football) and have enjoyed indo...

$600.83 raised (100%)
11
Supporters

Paul and Adrian

Adrian and I have been matched for 6 months now through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. We've been on some awesome outings such as trips to the the movies, the batting cages, and an LA Rams game. We both love sports and are always competing against each other (even thou...

$521.27 raised (104%)
12
Supporters

Team Woke & Heard

Woke & Heard is focused on awareness, impact and eradication of the injustices plaguing society. Woke & Heard accomplishes this through performing arts, community outreach, and motivational speaking.

$510.65 raised (102%)
19
Supporters

Procrastinators

Alejandro and I have been matched for about a year. He is my second little brother through the program and it has been an amazing experience! We've developed an amazing friendship and learn so much from each other every time we hang out. We read a lot of Kids National Geographic togethe...

$504.14 raised (100%)
9
Supporters

New Kid on the BBBSLA Block

As a staff member at BBBSLA, I am inspired by our matches every single day. I can't wait to run alongside these heroes ... both BIG and LITTLE <3

$500 raised (100%)
1
Supporter

All Aboard the MentorShip

Luis and Crystal both work with youth and they both understand the positive impact mentorship has on youth throughout their development. We are excited to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters so that mentorship continues across Los Angeles to assist the youth in reaching their full ...

$407.31 raised (67%)
11
Supporters

The Destroyers

Jon and Kyle have been a forced to be reckoned with for over 2 years! They are teaming up once again for the LA Bigs 5K! Your donation will go toward creating new matches for Big Brothers Big Sisters of LA, We are ready to run for the cause!

$384.04 raised (128%)
6
Supporters

Not Fast, Just Furious!

Meet Carlos and Liz. They have been working for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles for over four years. Because of their passion for mentorship and dedication to community engagement, both Carlos and Liz are Bigs! Carlos has been matched with his Little Brother Ozzy for alm...

$382.74 raised (63%)
10
Supporters

Team VIP

Over six years ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters matched me with my "Little", Sammy. Since then, I have had the pleasure of watching her grow into a funny, empathetic, selfless young woman. We started out strangers and have become family. We are teaming up to run this 5K and raise funds...

$341.32 raised (68%)
8
Supporters

Lindsey & Amy

Amy and I have been matched for over 2 years and have enjoyed going on adventures together around LA. We both love being active, trying new things and going to sporting events. From our first outing to the pumpkin patch to our most recent outing going ice skating we have come a long w...

$334.12 raised (111%)
7
Supporters

Minsoo & Brian

Minsoo and his big, Brian, have been matched for less than a year. They enjoy talking about Marvel movies especially the Avengers series. They are an adventurous duo that like all activities ranging from going to the movies to playing sports at the park. We are excited to participate in...

$276.04 raised (92%)
11
Supporters

RUNNING STAR

Big Sister Kim and Little Sister Star make up Team Running Star and we are here to confront this race with confidence to be the best we can be. Throughout our short time together we have learned so much about each other! We look forward to encouraging each other to complete our goals. ...

$254.58 raised (84%)
5
Supporters

Brotherfriends

Hi. Meet Leo, my little brother in the Big Brother Big Sister Organization for Greater Los Angeles. We are raising funds so that the organization can match more children who can benefit from the mentorship to help them achieve their goals. There is a waiting list for kids who face adver...

$209.16 raised (41%)
2
Supporters

Dream Team

Some notable racing icons have said, "If you're not first, you're last" that couldn't be further from our mantra. Here at Dream Team we say, "We're smiling, thriving and jiving. We're moving, cruising and grooving. Let loose, don't be a moose - come on, move your caboose!" Dream Team is...

$194.45 raised (64%)
3
Supporters

The Cupcake Rockstars!

We are the Cupcake Rockstars! Passionate about cupcakes, and anything sweet including the sweet and amazing people at BBBS and all that they do! We are excited to participate in this event to help make a difference in someone's life!

$179.35 raised (59%)
5
Supporters

Sole Sisters

Daniela and I have been matched for about two months through Big Brother Big Sisters of LA. At our match meeting we knew we would be the perfect match! We both enjoy running and are so excited about completing our first 5K as a team! The BBBSLA program is such a special organization and...

$178.11 raised (89%)
3
Supporters

Ayanna & Micki

Ayanna and Micki have been matched for 3 years. Somewhere in those three years they decided that 5Ks weren’t their “thing,” yet here we are. The cause they’re running (or let’s be real, walking) for is so great, they have both agreed to brave the paved outdoors for it. They would love i...

$158.36 raised (21%)
1
Supporter

We Just Felt Like Running!

Eight months ago, Anthonie and I were placed in a quiet room with a foosball table to “get to know each other.” Fifteen minutes and three games later, we instantly connected. We found common interests in soccer, video games, and exploring the endless possibilities if we ever found a sec...

$154.18 raised (20%)
3
Supporters

Mega Men

We're having a good time getting some exercise and enjoying the outdoors.

$143.69 raised (71%)
5
Supporters

Butt kickers

$126.37 raised (42%)
2
Supporters

Katy runs faster than Chris!

Chris and I are running a 5K to fundraise for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles! This will be the first time in my life that I will run faster than Chris and I can't wait to see his face when I cross the finish line first...

$126.37 raised (42%)
3
Supporters

Aloha 🌸

$94.45 raised (18%)
2
Supporters

The Dundies

$50 raised (16%)
1
Supporter

Team Swag

Maynor and I were matched back in 2013, and it's been quite the ride since then. Though I'm his Big, he's helped shaped my perspective as much as I've shaped his. We have both learned a lot. We've been brothers for quite sometime, and I've had the privilege of seeing him off to college....

$0 raised (0%)
0
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Team Dustin Ivan

We are about pushing ourselves to be our best and give other Littles a chance to get matched with a Big!

$0 raised (0%)
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Kayloves2give

$0 raised (0%)
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Team Big in Blue

$0 raised (0%)
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Team Jaylen and Jerome

Our team is about supporting and motivating each other to become the best human beings possible. My "Little" Jaylen and I want to also be an inspiration to others to keep pushing till you cross the finish line.

$0 raised (0%)
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Monica!!

$0 raised (0%)
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Potragent+Walle

Potragent and Wallace are part of the big brother big sister program in downtown Los Angeles.

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Team Marvel

Chris and I got matched through BBBSLA back in February 2018! You know that saying "time flies when you're having fun?" Well needless to say my time with Chris already has been nothing short of amazing! I never thought in my wildest dreams I would be given the opportunity to be his 'Big...

$0 raised (0%)
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Team Alvin and Ian

$0 raised (0%)
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MISSING LINK

$0 raised (0%)
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JON & BERT

Jon and I have been matched since June of 2018. Together we love playing soccer, going on hikes, and getting our sugar fix from the nearest 7-Eleven. Now, we're going to burn off some of those calories with our first 5K together. Hope you'll support us in helping the Big Brothers Big Si...

$0 raised (0%)
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BBBSLA provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one
relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Mentoring truly changes the trajectory of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged youth in our communities. Our measured outcomes prove how mentoring empowers our Littles to see the potential inside themselves and to see beyond the present toward a future of possibility.  In 2018, 96% of our seniors graduated from high school and 94% of them are college bound!
  1. Anita Kumar
    Anita Kumar gave a $51 donation to support Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)
    about 11 hours ago · Like
  2. Madhu Somasundaram
    Madhu Somasundaram gave a $37.84 donation to support Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)
    Amazingly sweet donation courtesy of Jen Mintz!!! <3
    about 22 hours ago · Like
  3. Michele  Kohn
    Michele Kohn gave a $26.37 donation to support Team Christopher & Casey
    Terrific program!
    1 day ago · Like
  4. Marilyn Sochalski
    Marilyn Sochalski gave a $25 donation to support Team ChrisToBen
    Good for you! Wonderful
    1 day ago · Like
  5. Ashley Rice
    Ashley Rice gave a $21.16 donation to support Team ChrisToBen
    1 day ago · Like
  6. Madhu Somasundaram
    Madhu Somasundaram gave a $52.44 donation to support Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)
    Madhu and Mikey
    1 day ago · Like
  7. Madhu Somasundaram
    Madhu Somasundaram gave a $104.58 donation to support Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)
    Amazing donation courtesy of William Liu!
    1 day ago · Like
  8. Adena  Smith
    Adena Smith gave a $50 donation to support Team Christopher & Casey
    1 day ago · Like
  9. Brendan Cusack
    Brendan Cusack gave a $156.72 donation to support Team ChrisToBen
    2 days ago · Like
  10. Sara  Scott
    Sara Scott gave a $104.58 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    2 days ago · Like
  11. David Meinbach
    David Meinbach gave a $100 donation to support Team ChrisToBen
    2 days ago · Like
  12. Donna Mattson
    Donna Mattson gave a $20 donation to support Team Marshmello
    For a great cause
    2 days ago · Like
  13. Merry Russell
    Merry Russell gave a $10.73 donation to support We'll Get There
    Behalf of Kimberly Myers
    2 days ago · Like
  14. Kristina Breckner
    Kristina Breckner gave a $21.16 donation to support Team Champions
    Love John and kristina
    2 days ago · Like
  15. Alberto Perez
    Alberto Perez gave a $52.44 donation to support MSS Fo' Shoe
    Go Jenny!! <3
    2 days ago · Like
  16. Dave Neustadter
    Dave Neustadter gave a $208.86 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    Have a great walk K Rems!
    2 days ago · Like
  17. Stephanie Kurtz
    Stephanie Kurtz gave a donation to support Team VIP
    2 days ago · Like
  18. carlos garcia
    carlos garcia gave a $30 donation to support All Aboard the MentorShip
    2 days ago · Like
  19. Lawrence Tunson
    Lawrence Tunson gave a $50 donation to support Procrastinators
    Dedication In Memory of: Michael Whitehouse
    2 days ago · Like
  20. Karlie & Adam Ginivisian
    Karlie & Adam Ginivisian gave a $250 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    Go Kathleen, Henry, and kids! We believe in you and are rooting for you. Big love, Adam and Karlie
    2 days ago · Like
  21. Walter Hamada
    Walter Hamada gave a $1,043.10 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    Go Conquerors!!!!
    2 days ago · Like
  22. Deisi Gonzalez
    Deisi Gonzalez gave a $50 donation to support The Dundies
    2 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  23. Sarah Smith
    Sarah Smith gave a $25 donation to support Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  24. Lauren  Iungerich
    Lauren Iungerich gave a $500 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  25. Jessica Virtue
    Jessica Virtue gave a $52.44 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  26. Madhu Somasundaram
    Madhu Somasundaram gave a $21.16 donation to support Team M&M (Mikey&Madhu)
    Awesome donation courtesy of Robert Quach
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  27. Kathleen Walsh
    Kathleen Walsh gave a $21.16 donation to support Team VIP
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  28. Martin Meeks
    Martin Meeks gave a $250 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    Dedication In Honor of: Hildy Hill
    Wishing you and your little a fantastic good time on your 5k run! All The Best, Martin, Beth & The PM Family!
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  29. Laura  Wilkinson
    Laura Wilkinson gave a $42.01 donation to support ICM Partners’ The Conquerors
    3 days ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  30. Shirley Caine
    Shirley Caine gave a $100 donation to support Team Awesome
    Way to go Stephanie & Christina! Will Baby Tina be cheering for you both?
    3 days ago · Like · 2 people like this.
    • Christina Thiele
      Christina Thiele

      Tina was there - she slept the whole time but we could feel her cheers! :)

      1 day ago · Like