Heart of the City 5K

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

This year, thousands of runners, walkers, and dogs (but no cars!) will fill the streets of downtown Los Angeles in support of an essential community resource, California Hospital Medical Center. This fun family event welcomes social dogs at no extra cost!

The race features “one of the best 5K courses” in LA, passing by the Staples Center, L.A. LIVE, FIGat7th, The Bloc, and more. The 5K concludes with a post-race festival (at 1401 S. Grand Ave.) featuring free Zumba, adult health screenings, children’s activities, and a doggie costume contest. Festival entrance and activities are free.

And come hungry! Our popular breakfast features pancakes or burritos for only $5-$7, and this year we’re adding a coffee garden where for a small donation, you can get your caffeine fix, too!

This year, 100% of the funds raised from the 5K will help us reach our goal to help the hospital build a state-of-the-art, four-story patient care tower. As DTLA grows, we need space to expand critical departments, including the only full-service trauma and emergency center in downtown and our neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for the tiniest, most fragile newborns.

For more information, please visit www.HeartoftheCity5K.org.  #LAHeart5K

Whether you are a walker, runner, or just stopping by for the food and fun, you’ll have a great time! 





"Heart of the City" is a trademark of our Foundation. Please note that photographs, to be used in Foundation promotional materials, will be taken at our events, and may or may not include attendees' recognizable images. By participating in this event, attendees consent to being photographed and authorize the Foundation to use the photographs in print, digital or web-based format for its promotional and archival purposes. Anyone who does not wish us to use their photo is asked to advise us by e-mail at chmcfoundation@dignityhealth.org.

Join the Corporate Cup Challenge

In 2017, over 79 organizations entered teams to support CHMC and do some team-building at the same time. 

Maybe your company will win in 2018! More Info 

Heart of the City 5K CHMC

Congratulations to our 2017 Corporate Cup Winning Team: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE


Race Photos

Heart of the City 5K

To view photos from the 2017 race, please click here.