Third Annual New Balance LADF 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run Presented By Gazillion Bubbles Sunday

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) will hold its third annual New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run presented by Gazillion Bubbles at Dodger Stadium Sunday, October 2. LADF's three runs are expecting more than 6,000 participants. All runners will receive a Dodger tech shirt and medal.

Dodger alumni league members Ron Cey, Matt Luke and Dennis Powell will serve as grand marshals. Race Day will include a mystery bag fundraiser featuring autographed baseballs and photos of current and former Dodgers. Fans can visit the Awards tent and make a $40 donation for a mystery autographed baseball and $20 for a mystery autographed photo.

Sunday, October 2

6:00 a.m.                     Runner Arrival/Check-in

6:30 a.m.                     Media Arrival/Check-in

6:45 a.m.                     10K Morning program

7:00 a.m.                     10K Begins

8:30 a.m.                     10K Awards & 5K Morning program

9:00 a.m.                     5K Begins

10:00 a.m.                   5K Awards

10:30 a.m.                   Kids Fun Run begins

All run details and online registration can be found at Online registration ends on Friday at 8:00 p.m. and if spots remain, runners can register on Saturday at race packet pick up or on race day Sunday. Registered runners are encouraged to pick up race packets Saturday at the Top of the Park from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A concession stand and Top of the Park Merchandise store will be open. The Dodgers game against the San Francisco Giants will be shown on DodgerVision.

"LADF is thrilled to play host to thousands of Angelenos at Dodger Stadium for a spectacular run around our picturesque ballpark right before the Dodgers begin postseason play," said LADF Executive Director Nichol Whiteman. "This run gives all Dodger fans an opportunity to get involved in giving back to the less fortunate youth of Los Angeles. Proceeds will continue to support our programs and donations to local nonprofit organizations."

"New Balance is proud to support the great work of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation through this fun family event that focuses on getting both adults and kids moving for a great cause," said Patrick Cassidy, Global Business Unit Manager, Field of Play at New Balance.

"We are thrilled to be a sponsor of the New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by Gazillion Bubbles. This is our second year supporting the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and being part of this event and we're so happy to see the excitement on all the kids' faces when they see our Gazillion Bubbles blowing throughout the day's festivities!" said Stephanie Simpson Bughi, Director, Global Brand Marketing, Funrise Toy Corp.

New Balance is the title sponsor, Gazillion Bubbles is the presenting sponsor, the event day sponsor is SoCal Honda Dealers and Hawaiian Springs will serve as the official water sponsor. The following vendors will be in the EXPO area: Grubhub, Krave Jerky, KIND Snacks, C2O Pure Coconut Water, Lenny & Larry's, Del Real Foods, Mamma Chia, Nerve Assists, Zespri SunGold Kiwi, Floor & Décor and Kiddos Kettle Corn.

About New Balance:

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About Gazillion Bubbles

Founded in 1987, Funrise is an adventurous innovator and an industry leader in the manufacturing and distribution of the most popular children's toys. Simply put...we create fun! Funrise is the manufacturer of leading power brands such as TONKA®, My Little Pony®, Baby Alive®, Gazillion Bubbles®, Sing-a-ma-Lings and Shelcore's line of pre-school toys, making their product offerings diverse and full of fun for kids of all ages! Funrise Toy Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Matrix Holdings Limited. Funrise U.S. headquarters are located in Van Nuys, CA, with an office in Hong Kong, and additional showrooms in Minneapolis, Bentonville, United Kingdom and Australia. For more information, visit

Media interested in attending the New Balance Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation 5K & 10K Run and Kids Fun Run, presented by Gazillion Bubbles should reply to this email or call the Dodgers' Public Relations department at (323) 224-1301.