Run the LA Marathon to Help Homeless Youth

Want to join the other 1 percent?

Did you know only 1 percent of the population will run a marathon in their lifetime? Sure, completing 26.2 miles may not sound like a Sunday Funday to everyone, but whether you’re a closeted runner, half-marathon hero or someone who has always dreamed of crossing that item off your bucket list, 2019 may just be the year for you because…

My Friend’s Place is running in the L.A. Marathon! And we want YOU to join us!

We’re thrilled to announce that My Friend’s Place has been selected as an official charity team for the 2019 Skechers Performance L.A. Marathon, taking over the city on March 24, 2019. We’ll be pounding the pavement from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica in a collective effort to raise support and awareness for youth experiencing homelessness. A number of My Friend’s Place staff, board members and volunteers have already committed to joining Team MFP, and you can as well with just three easy steps:

Step 1:
E-mail Jeff Katz, Associate Director of Development, at and let him know you’re ready to run! We’ll provide you with our team registration code, so don’t register for the marathon before connecting with Jeff.

Step 2:
Create your Crowdrise fundraising page at our official Team MFP page. All members of Team MFP are asked to raise a minimum of $1,000 each in support of services and programming at My Friend’s Place.

Step 3:
Tell everyone you know that you’re not only running a marathon, but you’re doing it for a great cause! Share your Crowdrise page with friends, family, co-workers, social media strangers, and encourage them to join you in your commitment to support youth experiencing homelessness. New to fundraising? No problem! The My Friend’s Place Development team is here to help and encourage you along the way.

In addition to helping our youth build lives of stability and self-sufficiency, joining Team MFP comes with other awesome benefits, including:

• Complementary race registration • Group training runs • Team MFP gear
• Fundraising incentives • Pre-race team dinner and more!

So, what are you waiting for?! Join the other 1 percent and be #MFPepic with us as we run to end youth homelessness!