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Run the Los Angeles Marathon

Join #TeamThinkCure for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon!


For scenes from last year's race, watch this:


The 2016 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon will be held on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14th, 2016.  Show your love by joining Team ThinkCure! and run to raise funds for cancer research conducted at City of Hope.

This Marathon offers various race lengths for #TeamThinkCure participants: the full Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon (26.2 miles),  the LA BIG 5K (3.1 miles) and the Virtual Runner course (where you determine the course and the length!).  As an added incentive, we offer a complimentary training program for our marathon runners via Club 26.2.

To register for #TeamThinkCure, sign up 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
  • $500 for each 5K runner or walker
  • Virtual Runners determine their own fundraising goal

Like last year there will be an AMAZING array of prizes for our top fundraisers!

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.

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 Skechers Performance Los Angeles 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.