LA Big 5K FAQs
Where is the event?
The LA BIG 5K starts and finishes at the world-famous Dodger Stadium. The 5K course runs through scenic Elysian Park with breathtaking views of Downtown Los Angeles.
Do you have a Virtual option for the 2022 event?
Yes. Registration for the Virtual LA Big 5K is open. All Virtual participants must submit their time by 3/30/22. Packages will be mailed starting 4/1/2022 and may take up to 6 weeks to be sent. Virtual option is only available to US residents.
What is the deadline to complete my race virtually?
All Virtual participants must submit their time by 3/30/22. Packages will be mailed starting 4/1/2022 and may take up to 6 weeks to be sent.
How do I submit my virtual proof of time?
Your results submission link is located in your registration confirmation email.
When and where do I pick up my event race bib?
Bib pick-up will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, November 5 from 10am - 7pm and on race day starting at 6:30am at Dodger Stadium.
If I plan to bring my children to walk the course, do they also need to register?
Yes, anyone participating in the LA BIG 5K needs to be registered and have a race bib. Children in strollers do not need to register for the event but they will not be able to collect a medal at the Finish Line.
How can I make a change to my registration information (i.e. misspelling, address, e-mail, T-shirt size)?
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “Change of Information" in the subject line or call us at 213-542-3000 and a member of our staff will assist you.
What is the distance of the course?
The course is 5 kilometers, or approximately 3.1 miles.
Is there a time limit for the course?
Yes. Streets reopen to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis approximately a 30 minute per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals. The Finish Line will close 2 hours after the start of the race. Please note that participants who cross the Finish Line after 2:00:00 will not be recognized as Official Finishers and are not guaranteed a medal or a finishing time.
Are there overall awards?
The top 2 overall Men and Women 5K winners:
1st Place Men & Women $250 BIG 5 Sporting Goods gift card each
2nd Place Men & Women $125 BIG 5 Sporting Goods gift card each
The top 2 Men and Women for all 15 Age Divisions:
1st Place Men & Women $50 BIG 5 Sporting Goods gift card each
2nd Place Men & Women $25 BIG 5 Sporting Goods gift card each
Participants will compete in the following male and female age divisions:
Under 15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over
Where do I wear my bib?
Bibs must be fastened to the front of your body on either your shirt or shorts/pants using the provided safety pins.
When and where can I see my race results?
You can find results on our Results page.
Where do I park on race day?
Free parking is available at Dodger Stadium using Entrance E.
Will there be food/drinks available on the course? At the finish line?
There will be one aid station at the midpoint of the course. Water will be available at the Finish Line and other post-race refreshments will be available at the Finish Festival.
Are skates, bikes, or pets allowed on the course?
No skates, bikes or pets are allowed on the course.
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, please contact us at 213-542-3000 or email email@example.com.
What is your refund policy?
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
What safety protools will be taken/implemented?
All participants at the LA Big 5K are encouraged to wear a facial covering at the Start of the race. Facial coverings are not required while running or participating. You can find more about our full health and safety plan on the LA Marathon page.
When is the 2022 LABig5K?
2022 LABig5K will take place March 19, 2022.
Can I transfer into or out of the Virtual event
Yes. To transfer into the Virtual event from an "in real life" registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 13 with "LA Big 5K VIRTUAL TRANSFER" as you subject line. You will not be refunded the difference in your registration. To transfer from the Virtual to the In Real Life event please email email@example.com by March 1, 2022 with the subject line "LA BIG 5K Virtual Transfer". You will be charged the difference in price of the virtual to the cost of the "in real life" event on the day you registered for the Virtual event.
Does the Virtual event count to the LA Double Play and Triple 5K Tour of LA Challenges?
Yes. Please be sure to use the same email address for all event registrations. Challenge medals will be mailed separately starting mid April 2022.
Are virtual runners eligible for awards?
Virtual runners are not eligible for awards.