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Screenland 5K

Sunday Mar. 10, 2024 Culver City, CA 90232 US

About Us

The purpose of the Screenland 5K is to “develop community” in a safe, fit, and fun way for extraordinary guest experiences to celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of Culver City--The Heart of Screenland. Screenland 5K committee strives to conduct activities that engage citizens, foster relationships, offer team building and inspire voluntarism and pride.

 

GOALS

1. To acknowledge events that shaped Culver City's over 100 years of historical achievement with an emphasis on motion pictures and athletics.
By: celebrating the centennials of local cinema history, studios, landmarks, people and other "Heart of Screenland” historical treasures.
By: providing guests with an opportunity to stride in the footsteps of Hollywood's greatest stars; where the world's most iconic films were shot; marching over 100 scenes of Culver City filmdom, passing studios past and present.
By: featuring Culver City's pioneering role of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games; as pioneer of the Western Hemisphere Marathon, and as former western headquarters for the Special Olympics.

2. To champion Culver City as a destination, fostering collaboration of public & private constituencies for an exceptional guest experience.
By: showing off community assets by providing an extraordinary participant experience, offering activities and venues to appeal to diverse audiences.
By: involving city agencies, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, and other interest groups to engender The Screenland 5K annual event.
By: raising funds for constituencies in a collaborative method, generating partners (cash sponsorship and in-kind contribution) and by utilizing volunteers (reduced manpower costs). 
By: minimizing the event footprint, and producing a “sustainable” event through working with Culver City Environmental Services and other public and private agencies.
 
3. To support fitness and recreation in Culver City with an affordable, fun, and safe experience.  
By: conducting recreational activity that appeals to many abilities and demographics to demonstrate Culver City's commitment to sound bodies and minds; by providing a rewarding experience for sponsors; providing growth experiences and leadership opportunities for volunteers; building legacies and enhancing civic engagement; recognizing local notables in arts and athletics; honoring The Western Hemisphere Marathon and its founder Syd Kronenthal (1923-2015); acknowledge Culver City Sister Cities Committee marathon exchange with Kaizuka, Japan.

 

SCREENLAND 5K CAST & CHARACTERS

 
HONORARY 

Syd Kronenthal (1923-2015): "Father of Culver City Parks and Recreation," Culver City Human Services Director, Pioneer of the Modern Olympic movement, Western Hemisphere Marathon founder.
Jim Clarke: Culver City Arts Foundation President, former Culver City Mayor, Culver City Centennial Committee founder, The Screenland 5K Wizard of Oz
Sandra Checel: Teacher of the Year, Marathon Walker, medalist

Laura Chardiet: Scarlett O’Hara, Showrunner, Culver City Council of PTAs Honorary Service Awards 

Grand Marshal

Paul Jacobs: Screenland 5K Legacy Runner, Culver City Centennial Committee President, Four-time Culver City Mayor

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mike Cohen: Founder, Scarecrow
Lori Escalera: Creative Director, Showrunner 

SUPPORTING CAST

Jack Bommarito: Logistics Coordinator

Susana Fottarini: School Artists Director

Dora Corral: Donations Acquisitions Manager

Anne Allaire: Costume contest, former Bd. of Ed. officer

Monica Bell: El Marino School Administrator

Ali Bragard: Scoutmaster of the Decade, Friends of Youth Health Center

Christophe Bragard: Mt. Whitney, Mt. Baldy champion climber, Scout Leader

Joanna Brody: PR Goddess, CCUSD, CCEF, Walk n' Rollers, Village Well, Ciclavia

Chris Bungo: Film historian

Matt Denoff: Sponsors, Exhibits

Rob Cox: Race talent agent.  Harry Culver

LaShinda Demus: Olympic Gold Medalist, Centaur track coach

Ed Dorio:  Culver City running club leader. Director, 2012 Fiesta La Ballona 5K

Debbie Elias: Film historian. Movie reviewer.  Talent.

Todd Elliot: Entertainment Coordinator. Swing dancer

John J. Flynn: Marathoner, Leggers, Ciclavia, Downtown Neighbors Assoc.
Tom Fritzius and Steven Heyl: Centaur cross country coaches

Maureen Genteman: Sponsors, Movie critic
Lamondo Greer: Race Director-Healthy Families Run, Culver Palms YMCA, Regional Youth Sports Director  

Steve Hadland: Culver City Observer publisher

Yasmine Imani-McMorrin: Culver City Mayor

Wayne Joness: Runner, Race Producer

Veronica Jones: Show runner. Marathoner

Kelly Kent: Centennial Glinda, Culver City Board of Education

Jane Leonard: Wicked Witch of West, Performances

Kalia Lowitz: Jr. Class President, Explorer, Tasha’s daughter.

Tom Mills: Olympians rep., Chief Marketing Officer-So. Cal. Olympians and Paralympians, Centaur alumnus
Alan Moskal: Culver City News publisher

Anna Nevison Brand: Marathon Host, Senshu Marathon, Interpreter

Steve Newton: Vintage Culver City Police Car
Dan O'Brien: Culver City Councilman, Scout Leader, Devout Runner
Hope Parrish: Culver City Historical Society President
Gary Pealer: L.A. Legger pacer

Beverly Peterson: Former Fiesta La Ballona lead volunteer
Ron Peterson: Photographer extraordinaire

Freddy Puza: Culver City Councilman, Bike CC, Friday’s with Freddy

Carmela Raack, Heather Witt and Keith Jones: Rotary Club officers
Hamid Rostamian: World class masters marathoner
Karim Sahli: Marketing director. Graphics

Craig Schoenbaum: Triathlete, personal trainer, magician, clogger 
Mary Schoenbaum: International nurse, personal trainer

Jim Shanman: Walk 'n Rollers Founder 
Iyob Tessema: World Class Marathoner, CC Sister City Com
Man Trang: Senshu Marathon finisher, triathlete, Screenland 5K Treasurer

Marc Wanamaker: Film historian

David Winslow: Marathon Chair, CC Sister City Com, Pacer

 

AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS
CITY OF CULVER CITY

Community Development/Economic Development: Elizabeth Garcia  
Economic Development Director: Elaine Warner 
Special Events manager, Economic Development: Edgar Varela 
Fire Dept: Chief Kenneth Powell
Police Dept:  Chief Jason SIms
Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Div: Sean Singletary
City Council: Goran Erikkson, Dan O'Brien, Freddy Puza, V. Mayor Yasmine Imani-McMorrin, Mayor Albert Vera

 

CULVER CITY SCHOOLS

Board of Education: Stephanie Loredo, Brian Guerrero, Paula Amezola, Kelly Kent-Marin, Triston Ezidore
Unified Schools: Adrienne Madrid, Career Counselor & Service Learning Coordinator, Volunteers
Unified Schools: PTSA, PTA
Unifed Schools: Academy of Visual and Performing Arts: Heather Moses, Tony Spano

 

NON-PROFITS

Sister City Committee: Lisa Saperston, President
Historical Society: Hope Parrish, President.  Maureen Fleming, Vice President-Museum
Downtown Business Assoc: Darrel Menthe
Miss LA County, Miss Culver City: Colleen Rockey
Scouts: Troops 108, 50, 113  Pack 79, 13
Rotary Club: Carmela Raack, Heather Witt
Exchange Club: Tasha Lowitz, John Cohn, Howard Jacobowitz

 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Race Director: Gavin McKiernan of Mercury Sports 
Volunteers, Operations: Angela Holder 

Race Day Director: Michael Weisberg

Webmaster: Ara Agopian     
Sponsors, Partners: Chris Shrewsbury  
Pacific Race Timing:  Ron Kurrle, Bryan Quan  
Logistics, staging, registration: Ron Gee

Medical: John Sweet

Legal Name: SCREENLAND 5K, Inc.  501(c)(3)  EIN: 81-2571668

Journey into Movie Magic!

5K Run/Walk

$65 $49.90
($19.90: Ages 0 - 17) ($39.90: Ages 69+)
9:20AM PDT
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Virtual Run on Your Own

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Kids Dash to the Emerald City

Munchkin Dash Kids Run

$19 $12.90 10:15AM PDT
305 spots left.

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Open to ages 12 and under.

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