Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
2.5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
1.5
PRODUCTION
3.5
SWAG
2.5
2019 EVENT CANCELED. Per race website: “LAX Run will not be held in 2019. Please check back for future event details.” —– The only race you’ll run at LAX, join the LAXPD and other law enforcement agencies run to raise proceeds for the Tommy Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund. The course … MORE
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    Bettejh1 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This fund-raising race is held on Westchester Parkway and Pershing, both bordering LAX. I train on Westchester almost every week, so I am intimately familiar with the course. A lot … MORE

    This fund-raising race is held on Westchester Parkway and Pershing, both bordering LAX. I train on Westchester almost every week, so I am intimately familiar with the course.
    A lot of small fund-raising events are heavy on fund raisers and casual runners/walkers but this race brings out some speedsters. The course is great if you love rolling “hills”, which I do. They are more inclines than hills, but they are long inclines (on Westchester). Pershing is flat-flat. It is an out and back course.
    The packet pick up is the day before and race morning and it is basically a table set up near the start line. No expo, this is a very small event.
    I had not raced in several months, so this was a good race for me to get back into racing to compete. The day was warm, not hot but the sun was up early and it was bright. The return trip was a struggle against the heat and the incline turning back onto Westchester, by that time you are ready to turn it on for the last couple miles.
    Be prepared to wait and wait and wait for awards. I came in second in AG, and I think it was about an hour after I finished before they even started and then I had to wait for the “advanced” age groups. Really, don’t you think they should start with the older folks first?
    I recommend this race if you live in or near Playa del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, El Segundo or surrounding communities.
    1. Easy to get to, parking is easy in the surrounding neighborhoods and at a nearby shopping center. I got dropped off and walked home after!
    2. It is for a good cause, the Tommy Scott Memorial Scholarship fund. Tommy Scott was an LAX police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
    3. The course is smooth sailing, even if roll-y and you get to watch jets take off and land!
    4. There are plenty of walkers, so you can bring the non-running members of your family and they won’t feel out of place!
    5. I’ll be there again. 🙂

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    2

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    RunDMV FIRST-TIMER '18

    Organization: Started 20 minutes late, and the timing company seemed to have a lot of problems getting prepared for the start. Course: Despite the name, you never run on LAX. … MORE

    Organization: Started 20 minutes late, and the timing company seemed to have a lot of problems getting prepared for the start.

    Course: Despite the name, you never run on LAX. The course goes around northeast corner of the airport perimeter and is pretty boring. It’s flat with no shade and no scenery. It’s an out and back with one turn.

    Course support: Other than the few airport police officers giving encouragement, there isn’t any. Post-race refreshments were pitiful (water and a Kind bar, all of which had nuts).

    Medal: An instant favorite. Clean, modern ribbon and an eye-catching, classy medal design. See “Photos” link to the right, under the map.

    Shirt: Crappy thin 100% cotton with a giant graphic and lots of sponsor logos. The graphic on mine was askew by two inches as well. Even if it wasn’t, I’d still probably have donated it to Goodwill.

    If it weren’t for the cause that this race supports, I probably wouldn’t be back. I also MIGHT consider this race for a shot at a PR. Also, for this year, they were still offering $10 off registration within a month before the race.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    1
    SWAG
    3
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