Join Us for the 2021 LA Marathon


We're proud to be an official Los Angeles Marathon charity partner for the second year in a row. If you've been looking for inspiration to get outdoors, get active, and get connected - all while supporting kids & dogs - join our dedicated K9YA LA Marathon team.

Interested in learning about our LA Marathon sponsorship opportunities?
Click here to view our sponsorship benefits & packages.
I'm a runner. Tell me more!


Interested in joining the K9YA LA Marathon Team as a runner? Check out these great benefits:

  • Discounted registration fee

  • Race training plan with NASM Certified Trainer Minta Mullins

  • Weekly group training runs (when safe)

  • Fundraising incentive prizes and support

  • Team social events including a pre-race dinner and after party (in-person or virtual depending on pandemic status)

  • Official team race shirt and training shirt!

What are my responsibilities? 


Registration Fees

  • Full marathon (26.2 miles): $170

  • Charity Challenge (13.1 miles, ONLY available to charity runners): $135 - Note: There are limited entries for this category and they are first come, first served.


Fundraising Requirements

  • Each runner commits to raising a minimum of $650 for K9YA 

How do I join?


  • Email our LA Marathon Team Captain Sara at

  • If you're interested in the Charity Challenge distance, email Sara as soon as possible, as these entries sell out quickly.

But Covid...

The LA  Marathon has officially been postponed to May 23, 2021. We are adhering to health and safety protocols during training, and will continue to provide updates about the event as we receive them from The McCourt Foundation. To ​learn more about the marathon, feel free to check out the LA Marathon website.

We Need Your Support Today!


K9 Youth Alliance is a proud recipient of the 2018 GuideStar Seal of Transparency

We are a publicly funded nonprofit organization - your support helps youth and shelter dogs build brighter futures together! 


Phone: (424) 272-5992

Registered Charity: 46-1604776

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