Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.6
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4
Experience a breathtaking 5K course hosted at world-famous Dodger Stadium. The family-friendly LA BIG 5K is open to participants of all ages and abilities, including runners, walkers and strollers. Experience an iconic run through Los Angeles as you run through beautiful Elysian Park before a rewarding finish set against the … MORE
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    woodschr REPEAT RUNNER '20

    This was my first race last year, and the one where the running bug bit me. This year I was running the marathon, so I picked up my stuff at … MORE

    This was my first race last year, and the one where the running bug bit me.

    This year I was running the marathon, so I picked up my stuff at the expo. Last year I got it day of. Both were super easy. LOVE the shirt this year! So comfy, and baseball themed makes sense. The medal is hefty, and matches the marathon one nicely.

    The course is very hilly! I went my regular 5k pace, and quickly got exhausted. I gotta remember to take those hills slower.

    Self seeding means that there was a ton of weaving through people pretty much the entire way, and I put myself very far up.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    kennbw FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first race on the west coast (I'm from MD). I ran it with my wife the day before running the marathon. I knew she was going to … MORE

    This was my first race on the west coast (I’m from MD). I ran it with my wife the day before running the marathon. I knew she was going to be slower so it was a nice jog and i hadn’t been able to run due to an injury so it worked out good.

    There are no shuttles to the race so plan to Uber if you are staying at one of the hotels. Give yourself enough time because some of the entrances were pretty far backed up. Ubers could not get back in for pickups so plan to walk down to one of the roads to catch a ride back (outside Sunset Gate is where we met our ride).

    The course itself is not easy. There are some big hills, so just relax and enjoy it the best you can. This is not a course to try to PR. Starting and finishing at Dodger Stadium was fun. Nice to see it from the outside (gates are open for the marathon). Finish festival was as expected. A band, some food, some tents from the various support organizations. Overall a well done event. I like the green St. Patrick’s Day themed shirts and medal. If i lived in LA I would do it again.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    Hamnerd REPEAT RUNNER '17

    Great medal for 2017! Really pretty design. Challenging course on the hills in Elysian Park around Dodger Stadium. This race probably has the best swag ever with a goodie bag … MORE

    Great medal for 2017! Really pretty design. Challenging course on the hills in Elysian Park around Dodger Stadium. This race probably has the best swag ever with a goodie bag from big 5 sports.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    olau822 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    It's nice to see tents for charities in the Dodger's parking lot rather than tents selling stuff. This is a hilly quick run around Elysian Park and the surrounding hills … MORE

    It’s nice to see tents for charities in the Dodger’s parking lot rather than tents selling stuff.

    This is a hilly quick run around Elysian Park and the surrounding hills around Dodger’s stadium.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4
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    olau822 FIRST-TIMER '16

    It's a good way to get all of your nervous energy out of the way for the LA marathon the next day. The course is a bit hilly around Dodger's … MORE

    It’s a good way to get all of your nervous energy out of the way for the LA marathon the next day.

    The course is a bit hilly around Dodger’s stadium, but a good way to get a good run in before the marathon as it has a bit of hills from the stadium to the downtown LA areas.

    Nice tech shirt and a well designed medal.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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