Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.2
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1
SCENERY
2.8
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
3.2
Run with your family and friends through exciting downtown Culver City, along Culver and Washington Blvds. Start on Culver Blvd and Main Street “The Shortest Main Street in the US” Run past the Historic Culver Hotel where the Munchkins stayed while filming “The Wizard of OZ” down the street at … MORE
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    iotachole1 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Okay, this is a local hometown race. It is extremely easy to get to this race and their are plenty of cute shops and eateries to hang out in the … MORE

    Okay, this is a local hometown race. It is extremely easy to get to this race and their are plenty of cute shops and eateries to hang out in the morning and afterwards. Unfortunately, due to construction this year, Culver City Studios was off limits and Sony hasn’t been on board since the initial year HOWEVER, a professional company managed it this year. This means a GREAT shirt, an AMAZING medal and a great little expo. The thing that makes this race so great is the PRICE and costume contest. I paid $20 to run this race. I prepaid for next year for $15! You can’t beat this race for the price!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    3

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    smhurarn REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I love this neighborhood race...maybe because it's my neighborhood. It's fun, friendly and well organized. Just a nice way to spend a Sunday morning. MORE

    I love this neighborhood race…maybe because it’s my neighborhood. It’s fun, friendly and well organized. Just a nice way to spend a Sunday morning.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    Bettejh1 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I signed up for this race a couple months ago for 2 reasons: It was local and I worried that I'd be slow to get back to running after the … MORE

    I signed up for this race a couple months ago for 2 reasons: It was local and I worried that I’d be slow to get back to running after the PHX marathon and needed a “carrot” to work for.
    I picked up my bib on Saturday but realized Sunday that wasn’t really necessary. The start area is well laid out and pre-registered runners didn’t have to wait long for their bib. I had a support person to hold my stuff.
    The start was on time, there was a rainbow balloon arch, weather was pretty perfect (cool but sunny). I had planned on making this a true fun run by taking my phone for photos of movie studio scenes but it turned out we only ran by them (not sure why I thought we’d run in, the organizer certainly didn’t suggest that on the website), so at the last minute I decided to just run it as fast or slow as I felt…this was the last 5k in my current age group, bittersweet.
    There were runners in costume (there is a costume contest). I wanted to do a Freddy Mercury costume (as he looked in the Live Aid concert) but just couldn’t find time to get it together…I think it would have been a winner! The race plays on the day-of-Oscars and the movie studios in the neighborhood.
    The course is flat, just enough turns to make it fun (and give you a break from morning sun in your face) and the finish is on a red “carpet”. They try to call out everyone’s name… and there was no crowding.
    The medal is pretty cool, not huge but it has a rotating “3” and good color. The shirt is pretty standard.
    The booths with food were just right: apples, bananas, water, some breakfast bars from Sprouts. Super friendly volunteers.
    The results table had about 10 notebook computers to find your time immediately, and a single line to get to them, so there were no mobs of people cutting in at the tables.
    I had such a good time (and a good finish time!) that my Bf said he’d do it next year and we will plan a team costume.
    I’m signing up today!

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    2

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    HalfSpeedQueen REPEAT RUNNER '18

    You've gotta love a race through movie studios held on the morning of the Oscars. There were plenty of creative costumes that made for a fun environment. The course was … MORE

    You’ve gotta love a race through movie studios held on the morning of the Oscars. There were plenty of creative costumes that made for a fun environment. The course was very flat and quick with plenty of room to break away. Love the finisher’s medal!

    However, several aspects of the race struggled to match the previous year’s quality. For instance, last year’s shirt is still one of my favorites from any race I’ve run. This year’s shirt was much poorer quality with paper thin fabric and odd sizing/fit. More importantly, the race itself featured very few elements that made last year’s event so much fun. While last year involved running through multiple studio lots with a variety of character interactions/ photo ops, this year had a very short pass through a single studio lot with nothing special other than some live music. Last year’s finish had costumed actors from Gone with the Wind to energetically greet you on the red carpet finish line while this year had only the red carpet itself.

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    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    dtm3000 FIRST-TIMER '17

    The Culver City 5K was one of my favorites but 2014 was the last year of that event. When I heard about this event I had to do it for … MORE

    The Culver City 5K was one of my favorites but 2014 was the last year of that event. When I heard about this event I had to do it for old time’s sake (including a visit to a great dive bar – the Tattle Tale).
    Held on the day of the Oscars the Inaugural Screenland 5k celebrates the movie history and centennial of the city and includes and map of “100 points of lore” to spot along the way (you would have to walk the course to truly appreciate that but I did spot a few things). Like past Culver City runs there is a great sense of community and this was a great production without being too slick. You never lose track that the volunteers are making this magic happen.
    Many dressed in costume and the overall theme seemed to revolve around “The Wizard of Oz” which was filmed around there. The course features runs through Sony and Culver Studios with photo ops with Smurfs and Ghostbusters and such. There were divas and directors and people breaking out in song. Musicians played original arrangements of “Wizard of Oz” classics. I didn’t expect all the effort and it was wonderful and had me smiling as I ran. Great Effort!
    The course itself was flat and fast with timing from Chronos Tracking. Nice medal at the finish. Only one water station was poorly manned and I had to skip it instead of having to do a full on stop while they poured more cups.
    The expo was local events and services and freebies (Sprouts in particular was VERY generous).
    Inaugural run – will they do it again? I hope so. I think they would be hard pressed to capture the unique innocence I experienced today… I would want it to exactly the same next year! I wish more people could have experienced what I did today.

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    4
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    4
    SWAG
    4

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    M_Sohaskey Feb 27, 2017 at 8:04pm

    Sounds like an awesome morning – so bummed I missed this, I got my hopes up to run it before realizing we'd be out of town that day. Glad to… MORE

    Sounds like an awesome morning – so bummed I missed this, I got my hopes up to run it before realizing we'd be out of town that day. Glad to hear they pulled it off well (better than the Oscars themselves! :-D), since it's a great concept that could be repeated annually with a lot of different themes. And sounds like the LA Marathon organizers could learn a thing or two from the Screenland folks. Thanks for another thoughtful review Daniel, and hope to see you out there next year! LESS

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