LADF Completes 2nd Annual New Balance LADF 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run Presented by Your SoCal Honda Dealers

Presented by Your SoCal Honda Dealers

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) completed today its second annual New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by your SoCal Honda Dealers held at Dodger Stadium. LADF's three runs saw the participation of more than 6,000 runners. The race increased by 2,000 runners with 4,000 partaking in 2014. Dodger alumni league members Al "The Bull" Ferrara, Matt Luke, Kenny Landreaux and Al Downing were on hand as grand marshals.

Justin Patananan (32:47) and Jessica Lengel (43:26) were the winners of the 10K race, while Mario Lopez (16:26) and Nevaeh Walla (19:26) turned in the fastest times in the 5K race.

"While the Dodgers are on the road and continue their race toward the finish line to win their division, LADF was thrilled to play host to thousands of Angelenos at Dodger Stadium for a spectacular run around our picturesque ballpark," said LADF Executive Director Nichol Whiteman. "We are happy with the growth this event has seen in just one year and are excited for its future. Proceeds will continue to support our programs and donations to local nonprofit organizations."

The 10K had 2,400 participants, the 5K had 3,500 participants and 300 youngsters participated in the Kids Fun Run. Additional race sponsors included Avita, Dodgers.com, C2O Pure Coconut Water, LLC, KRAVE Pure Foods, Inc., Kettle Brand, Lenny & Larry's, First Aid Shot Therapy, Gazillion Bubbles and Game Thrilla Mobile Entertainment. The Helpful Guys in Blue cheered on participants, distributed water on the course and the pace car was provided by the SoCal Honda Dealers. 

"We are proud to partner with the Los Angeles Dodgers and are thrilled to have New Balance serve as the title sponsor of this event," said Mark Cavanaugh, New Balance Global General Manager of Sports Marketing. "The 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run is a great example of the kind of community-enriching programs that our partnership with the Dodgers is designed to support."

Images from yesterday's second annual New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by your SoCal Honda Dealers are attached. For more information about the run, please visit www.Dodgers.com/RUN. Photo credit: LA Dodgers.

About New Balance

New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than 4 million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our US sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70%, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 4,000 associates around the globe, and in 2013 reported worldwide sales of $2.73 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com.

About Helpful Honda

Helpful Honda is an inspiring, multi-faceted program representing over 50 Honda dealers from various cities across Southern California. Since its inception, the program has surprised people all over SoCal with Random Acts of Helpfulness in their communities, such as: providing assistance at homeless shelters with warm meals and care packages; giving an underprivileged high school new uniforms for their sports teams; sending a Helpful Honda tanker truck to surprise motorists with complimentary gas; handing out free ice cream during the hot summer months; and stopping randomly around town helping people with groceries and on special holidays like Father's Day. Residents can visit SoCalHondaDealers.com/help-me-honda and submit their request, and they may be surprised with a Random Act of Helpfulness.