Thursday, November 29, 2012

Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk: Win Registration!

As a carless Angeleno, one of the best ways I've experienced Los Angeles is to hit the ground running.  Literally.  Running and walking races around town have a number of benefits:
  • You get some exercise in!
  • You get to see new sights through Los Angeles.  A number of races close off specific areas or let you walk around in areas pedestrians don't generally access.
  • Races are true experiences - there's the achievement of finishing, the cheer of the crowd, running with friends, and meeting new people
And while I fully advocate for all the above, one of the best things is that when you run a race, you are often helping out a cause!

I am happy to report that next month, on December 15th, I will be a participant in the Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk at Los Angeles State Historic Park - and two lucky winners will win two free registrations to the race!  More details below!

About Homeboy Industries and the Homeboy 5K Run/Walk
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013, Homeboy Industries provides hope, training and support to formerly gang-involved and recently incarcerated men and women.  This assistance allows them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk will go towards jobs, training and free services such as tattoo removal, mental health services, case management and legal services to trainees.  The event includes food booths for  breakfast and brunch, as well as shopping and a community raffle. Each registrant will receive an exclusive 2012 Homeboy Industries 5K Run/Walk t-shirt, along with a goodie bag and a certificate for free Angela's Potion in the Homegirl Cafe or Homeboy Bakery.

Enter to Win Free Registration to the Homeboy 5K Run/Walk
I'm very excited that is partnering with Homeboy Industries to offer two winners the chance to participate in the 5K Run/Walk.  Each winner will receive registration for two people - so that means if you win, you can bring a friend to run/walk along side you!  To enter, go to the Featured Promotions page.  Our giveaway closes December 3rd 2012!

I'm very excited to be a participant of this event.  Homeboy Industries is one of my favorite Los Angeles-based organizations.  If you happen to be at a Farmers Market, I highly encourage you to look around to see if there are any Homeboy Bakery stands.  In addition to all of this, I have never been to the Los Angeles State Historic Park!  I'll be taking the Gold Line to Chinatown Station and, if you're hopefully participating, I suggest you do the same.  In addition to running, I'll also be covering the event on our Facebook Page and Twitter accounts as well.  

For more information about the race, visit ExperienceLA!

-Charity Tran

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