Start the New Year Right at the Chinatown Run!

Are you looking for a way to shake up your fitness routine? Take the Red and Gold Line Metro over to Chinatown for the 2012 LA Chinatown Bike RideChinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run for a weekend of fitness and fun!  The weekend will include the 5/10K Run, Bike Ride, Night & Day Festival , Kiddie Run and Health & Fitness Festival.

The 5K run/walk is a loop heading through Dodger Stadium. The run begins on North Broadway St. for 1/3 of a mile, then turns left onto Bishops Road. After that, it turns right at Stadium Way over the 110 freeway toward Dodger Stadium for a 1 mile uphill climb. The run will turn right at Lookout Drive and onto Lilac Terrace which leads onto Stadium Way. A U-turn past Elysian Park Ave. will bring the run back to Stadium Way, then Bishops Rd and then onto North Broadway again. This run includes one water station.

The 10K run is a challenging route through the hills of Elysian Park from North Broadway.  It includes 180 degree views of the city. No cars will be permitted on the route. The Bike Ride has two courses—20 mile easy course and 30 mile challenging ride. Both routes will run through the LA River Bike Path. More information and maps can be found here.

This is a great run to enjoy no matter what your fitness level is, with support from course workers and fellow runners.  Mile markers will be set up to indicate how far you have come. All participants will receive a Finisher Medal for finishing the course.  Overall winners (men and women) will receive an award and complimentary round-trip tickets from Amtrak.

There is still time to register! Registration ends Monday, February 6th at 11:59pm PST. You can save $3 per person by registering a group of 10. You can register for the 4th annual bike ride on Saturday, February 11 at 9am. The 34th 5K, 10K and 1K Kiddie Run will start at 8am, 8:30am and 9:45am. Entry fee includes a complimentary “Carbo-Load” meal on Saturday to get ready for the run. Register today for your chance to get in shape and experience Los Angeles like never before!  

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