Run to Save Homeless Animals in the 2018 LA Marathon

Run to Save Homeless Animals in the 2018 LA Marathon

Kitten Rescue is an Official Charity of the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon for the 7th year in a row! The Los Angeles Marathon is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and we need YOUR help to make this the most successful year ever.

On March 17–18, 2018, a team of animal lovers will join together in three separate “Team Kitten Rescue” races to participate in The LA Big 5K, The Charity Challenge and The LA Marathon.

Why join Team Kitten Rescue? Because the animals need you! If you walk or run the marathon for Team Kitten Rescue, you will be able to raise money to save the lives of homeless cats and dogs. If this will be your first marathon, we assure you that it will be an incredibly rewarding and transformational experience — so it’s a win-win for you and the animals. And no experience is necessary! Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or a couch potato who has never exercised, we would love to have you on our team.


Join One of Our Three Teams!

The 5K Cat Strut (All Ages)

Participants of all ages are welcome to join us for this fun morning as we walk or run around scenic Elysian Park in the Big 5k. Team members have the option to have their face painted like a kitty. Don’t forget your kitty ears!

Distance: 3.1 miles
Race Day: March 17, 2018
Start Time: 8 AM
Entry Fee: $40
Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $350
Course: Click here to see the course map.

The Charity Challenge

Not ready to run a full marathon? Run or walk the first or second half of the Marathon in The Stadium vs. The Sea Charity Challenge! This half marathon experience is only available to Official Charities of The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon like Kitten Rescue, and spots are limited.

Distance: Leg 1: 12.9 miles; Leg 2: 13.3 miles
Race Day: March 18th, 2018
Start Time: 7:25 AM
Entry Fee: $135.00 per person
Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $650
Course: Participants run either the “Stadium” portion (first half 12.9 miles) or the “Sea” portion (second half 13.3 miles) of the Los Angeles Marathon.

The Los Angeles Marathon

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon takes runners on a 26.2 mile course through the beautiful and culturally diverse city of Los Angeles, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing at Santa Monica Pier.

Distance: 26.2 miles
Race Day: March 18th, 2018
Start Time: 7:25 AM
Entry Fee: $165
Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $650
Course: One of the most scenic marathons in the world. Starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes near the Santa Monica Pier. Click here see the course map.

Contact our Team Coordinator to learn how to register for the LA Marathon with our special registration link.


What Do Kitten Rescue Runners/Walkers Receive?

  • 2 team shirts (one from the LA Marathon and one from Team Kitten Rescue)
  • LA Marathon, Relay, or Big 5K Finisher’s Medal
  • Training & Fundraising Support to help you meet your personal goals
  • Personalized fundraising page
  • Race related activities
  • Fundraising prizes
  • Kick-off party, team meet & greets, and post-race wrap party
  • Free Health & Fitness Expo
  • Course support on race day
  • Dodger Suite on race day (LA Marathon and Charity Challenge only)
  • Family reunion suite at luxury hotel at the finish line (LA Marathon and Charity Challenge only)
  • Raise $1000.00 and you can opt to have your race fee reimbursed by Kitten Rescue


What Is Expected From Our Runners/Walkers?

  • Pay the race entry fee
  • Train for race day
  • Raise (at least) the minimum required for the event they are entered in on behalf of Kitten Rescue. (Fundraising minimum does not include race entry fee.)
  • Spread the word! Email, tweet, post on social media, distribute flyers. We give you pre-built templates, social media messages and your own fundraising page to make it easy!


Want To Join Team Kitten Rescue for the Marathon?

Whoohoo! We are excited to have you on our team! (And we guarantee even couch potatoes will be successful!)


Interested in Offering Financial Support, Instead?

Awesome, because we need that too!

Team Kitten Rescue in 2017 LA Marathon