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Mon February 12 - Sun February 18 Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 US Directions


12000 Vista Del Mar
Playa Del Rey, CA US 90293


Join us this Black History Month for our annual Umoja 5k, this year themed "Race for Reading: The Power of Black Words". We commemorate not only our past and present Black excellence but also the transformative power of literature and literacy in our journey. 

Umoja, the first principle of Kwanzaa, represents unity. The principle of Umoja highlights our need to strive for and maintain unity in the Black family, community, nation, and race. Throughout the challenges, we have come together in many ways as a people to fight for social, political, and economic justice.

Let's keep the momentum! Join us in this 5k walk/run, as we also embrace the legacy of Black authors and their contributions to our culture and consciousness. We're all responsible for each other as a community, and together we can achieve greatness and exemplify Black excellence. Allies are welcome!

The "Race for Reading: The Power of Black Words" Umoja 5k live event will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Dockweiler State Beach. We have increased our live event capacity to 100 participants this year, so make sure to grab your ticket early! Our virtual event will also be running, providing an opportunity for anyone to participate, no matter where you are. 

Celebrate Black History Month, support literacy, and join a community united for change. Share all event and preparation photos on social media with the hashtag #Umoja5k2024. We can't wait to see you there!

Want to volunteer at this event? Apply here!

LIVE Black History Month Umoja 5k

The live 5k starts at 9am PT. The race will begin on time, so please make sure to account for this in your travel arrangements. Paid parking is available at Dockweiler State Beach. More information on parking and meeting location will be emailed in advance of the event.

We ask that all live event participants dress in ALL BLACK (except shoes). 

Live event registration includes:

  • Live race entry
  • Snack
  • Water
  • Medal
  • Race Bib

VIRTUAL Black History Month Umoja 5k

Virtual race participants may complete their virtual race starting at 8am PT on Sunday February 12, 2024. Virtual participants have from that time until 11:59pm PT on Sunday February 19, 2024 to complete and upload their virtual race results. 

Information About Kafe Ìwé

Kafe Ìwé is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that serves underserved youth in a book cafe environment where they can enjoy tomes, tapas, and teas. Learn more by visiting our website and our Instagram page. You can also find us on LinkedIn

Information About Our Sponsors

All 3 for Health™

This event is sponsored by All 3 for Health. At All 3 for Health, we help busy young professionals develop sustainable movement, nutrition and sleep habits so they can focus on living their best lives. Check out our website and follow us on Instagram for more information. You can also find us on LinkedIn and TikTok

Skyward Studios 

This event is sponsored by Skyward Studios. At Skyward Studios, we believe a picture is worth a thousand words and capturing moments in time is magical. We specialize in drone photography and videography to meet your various event needs, from marriage proposals to real estate and content creation. Check out our website and follow us on Instagram

Interested in sponsorship? Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

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