Sunday, March 9, marked the running of the “Stadium to the Sea” Los Angeles marathon, the 29th” run to be held in the City of the Angels. More than 25,000 runners flexed their muscles and ran the tough course, which started at Dodger Stadium, wended its way through downtown, Silverlake, Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard into Beverly Hills, Century City and Santa Monica, finally making its way to the finish line at the Pacific Ocean.
More than 60 Red Cross volunteers, including 50 youth volunteers, stepped up to the line to offer many of the 25,000 runners hydration, a healthy dose of enthusiasm and support at a booth set up on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Red Cross Headquarters.
“We had a great turnout of volunteers this year,” says Juan Carlos Lopez, Community Outreach Coordinator Community & Volunteer Engagement. “We all shouted ourselves hoarse and enjoyed a beautiful Southern California day.”