Running… for peace, for health, wellbeing, and the flourishing of the Austin neighborhood. Nate’s running his first marathon, and we invite you to partner with us to raise funds for Church on the Block.
The race starts at Dodger Stadium. From there runners head east, through downtown LA, past Echo Park and Silver Lake towards Hollywood. They are then directed to Beverly Hills, past Century City and West Los Angeles on the way to Santa Monica where the race ends at the coast on Ocean Drive.
John Cunningham (John runs 5 miles every morning). For questions, write to
In short, Nate’s running for several reasons:
Ted Corbitt (January 31, 1919 – December 12, 2007) was an American long-distance runner and an official of running organizations. Corbitt is often called “the father of long distance running.” He was an ultramarathon pioneer, helping to revive interest in the sport in the United States in the 1960s and 70s. New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte called Corbitt a “spiritual elder of the modern running clan”.
“I just loved to run. The freedom, the peace, and the quiet.”Marilyn Bevans – Trail Blazer
“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”Jesse Owens
“May this light shine forever as a symbol to all who run for the freedom of sport, for the spirit of humanity, for the memory of Jesse Owens.” Charles Ghigna
I ran and ran and ran every day, and I acquired this sense of determination, this sense of spirit that I would never, never give up, no matter what else happened.Wilma Rudolph