LA Marathon’s Charity Runners Racing To Meet Goal

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 11, 2011
  • Updated Mar. 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM UTC

With $400,000 left to raise, there are only nine days remaining.

As if it’s hard enough to run a marathon, charity participants in this year’s Los Angeles Marathon have one more race to complete. Edward Norton’s new charity Web site, Crowdwise, is trying to help the race reach a goal of doubling last year’s contribution total of $2 million.

The race is March 20. Proceeds raised thus far: $1.6 million.

Mr. Norton co-founded the Web site this year to allow individuals and organizations the ability to “create their own fundraising pages and utilize social networking to help reach their goals.”

In a press release Norton wrote that “Crowdrise is all about giving people the right tools to raise money for their favorite cause in a new, fun and compelling way.”

It’s not too late to sign up to run and donate.

The Los Angeles Marathon is in its 26th year. It was inspired by the success of the 1984 Olympic Games that were held in Los Angeles.The race takes part on a new “Stadium to Sea” course that begins at Dodger Stadium and ends  at the Santa Monica Pier.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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