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ThinkCure! is an innovative, community-based nonprofit that raises funds to accelerate collaborative research to cure cancer. Learn more »

Join Team ThinkCure! at the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon

Run with ThinkCure!

IMPORTANT NOTE - while the 2015 event has passed, you may still support our any one of our runners here.

For scenes from the race, watch this:


The 2015 ASICS LA Marathon will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015.  Join Team ThinkCure! and run to raise funds for cancer research conducted in two renowned Los Angeles institutions, City of Hope and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

ThinkCure! is an official Premier Charity of the LA Marathon.

The LA Marathon offers various race lengths: the full ASICS LA Marathon (26.2 miles), the Charity Relay (two legs of 12.9 and 13.2 miles, 2 participants) and the LA BIG 5K (3.1 miles). We offer a complimentary training program for relay and marathon runners via Club 26.2.

To register for #TeamThinkCure for 5K or as a Virtual participant, fill out the form here.

More On Team ThinkCure! Requirements:

ThinkCure! requires a $25 lead gift from each race participant via credit card at the time of registration.

Fundraising minimum goals per participant category are as follows:

  • $1,250 for each marathoner
  • $1,000 for each charity relay partner
  • $500 for each 5K runner or walker

New this year -- there will be fabulous prizes awarded to top fundraisers in each category!

Why ThinkCure!?

Every day, 100 Angelenos are diagnosed with cancer, and forty die. Virtually every family in our community is affected by cancer. We believe cancer is a community health problem that deserves community-wide investment, which we work to catalyze and focus.

ThinkCure! speeds cancer research in Los Angeles for Los Angeles and the world. We promote teamwork by bringing together exceptional researchers at City of Hope and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and exclusively funding cancer research at these two institutions. 

Our goal is to quickly improve treatments and outcomes in cancers that affect children and adults. We accomplish this by investing in high-risk, high-return cancer research projects that would go unfunded without our support. In our brief seven year history we have contributed nearly two million dollars to our local research partners and helped them secure an additional $26 million in research funding to extend the work done with our initial investment. 

Examples of research that we have funded include: Treating the Most Common Malignant Childhood Brain Tumor, STAT3 Pathway Targeted Therapy of High-Risk Neuroblastoma, and Creating Resistance to Relapse: Leukemia, Lymphoma and Beyond. 
ThinkCure! is an official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 
Never run before? Now is the time -- don't let that stop you!

We more than welcome running newbies! Leading up to the event, the ThinkCure! team will offer ongoing tips on how to train for the race safely and efficiently because we want your running experience to be the best possible! We will also introduce you to a network of support and fellow runners. Curious? Interested? Click HERE to complete an event interest form or simply contact us at for more information.

*If a fundraiser fails to meet his/her fundraising goal, the LA Marathon official registration fee must be covered. Fees vary based upon race length. You will be contacted by ThinkCure! post-event to confirm the charge on the credit card provided upon registration.