L.A. Cancer Challenge 5K Walk/Run

LA Cancer Challenge
Photo credit Angela Daves-Haley/LA Cancer Challenge
Event Information:
Sunday, October 31, 2021 7:30 AM
UCLA Wilson Plaza

425 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Registration is open for runners and walkers to sign-up for the 24th Annual L.A Cancer Challenge in-person and virtual 5K walk/run to be held on Halloween Day. The L.A. Cancer Challenge, hosted and produced by the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research for more than two decades will take place on the gorgeous campus at UCLA where key research is performed at the foundation’s laboratories and home of the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases. In-person and virtual walkers and runners will be dressed in festive Halloween costumes to show unity for finding a cure for pancreatic cancer which has the highest mortality rate of all major cancers and is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States surpassing breast cancer.

Virtual participants are invited to kick-off and personalize a local fundraiser by rallying family and friends and choosing a time and location to walk or run the 5K throughout their community.

Proceeds from the L.A. Cancer Challenge will benefit the Hirshberg Foundation’s philanthropic efforts to advancing pancreatic cancer research and providing information, resources and support to pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Since 1998, the L.A. Cancer Challenge has raised more than $9 million dollars for pancreatic cancer research. During the coronavirus pandemic, the L.A. Cancer Challenge will continue to comply with local and state public health guidelines as well as exercise proper safety measures.

EVENT ATTRACTIONS: A Fit Family Expo will feature a wide variety of Los Angeles’ top vendors, Halloween festivities, course entertainment and more. The L.A. Cancer Challenge will be offering kids of all ages a magical and whimsical experience with the Candy Land Kids Zone with life-size décor including colorful lollipops and gum drops as well as fun Halloween activities.

REGISTRATION: In-person and Virtual 5K Walk/Run 

In-person adult runners and walkers will receive a chip-timed event, long-sleeve T-shirt, bib and finishers medal. In-person youth runners and walkers (11 and under) will receive a kid’s event T-shirt and kid’s finishers medal (race is not chip-timed); $45 adults and $25 youth.

Virtual adult runners and walkers will receive a long-sleeve event T-shirt, downloadable bib and finishers medal. Virtual youth runners and walkers (11 and under) will receive a kid’s event T-shirt, downloadable bib and finishers medal (register by October 10 to have shirts and medals mailed before the event); $40 adults and $25 youth.

For more information on the L.A. Cancer Challenge and to register for the in-person or virtual 5K walk/run, visit www.lacancerchallenge.com or call (310) 473-5121.

WHEN:  Sunday, October 31st (HALLOWEEN DAY) from 7:30 a.m. to noon

WHEREUCLA Wilson Plaza, 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

PARKING: Parking is available in Lots 4 and 8 and costs $13 per car. Attendants will accept cash only and parking permits may also be purchased with cash or credit card from Pay Stations at multiple locations.