Be bold, be proud and BE-DAZZLED at LA’s first Glitter Run – a festive 5k run/walk taking place on Sunday August 20th. The event will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center and its newest initiate, Mi Centro, a partnership with the Latino Equality Alliance which provides a variety of bilingual services in Boyle Heights.
Thousands of participants will be gently coated in seven colors of non-toxic washable glitter as they make their way past the sprawling scenes and iconic landmarks that adorn Hollywood Blvd.
Longtime LGBT Advocate and executive board member of the LA LGBT Center’s Young Professionals Council, Jason Wimberly joins the fight to unite all walks of life in a glittering display of unity. The Founder of the fitness studio “The WALL”, along with his staff of instructors and trainers, pledge their support as official spokespeople of the inaugural event and vow to raise awareness of the cause.
“The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the largest organization of its kind, working to make the world a better place for LGBT people. With so much division in our society, and so much of the Center’s federal funding at risk, The WALL is thrilled to help make the first Glitter Run a huge success,” said Wimberly. “My team believes there is strength in numbers and that’s the guiding principal for how we teach our classes. This event is a perfect, sparkly example of just that.”
No fundraising required – just a $90 sign up fee (includes merch and goodies). Children 12 and under run/walk for free.
Wimberly and team will also be a holding additional Glitter Run inspired events at The WALL on August 5th and 6th. See attached invite for more info on these additional events.
WHAT: The Glitter Run
WHEN: Sunday, August 20
Begins at: 9:00am gates open (more timing details to be announced)
Los Angeles LGBT Center
1625 N. Schrader Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
REGISTER: Glitter Run Official
About the Los Angeles LGBT Center
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at LA LGBT Official.
About Jason Wimberly and THE WALL
With more than a decade of experience in the fitness industry, and having taught over 5500 fitness classes across the country, Wimberly is one of L.A.’s most sought after celebrity personal trainers. Refusing to confirm to industry norms, Jason has worked to break down gender roles in fitness, showing that strength comes in all sizes. His new studio THE WALL currently has a pop up location in Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, with a flagship location opening on Wilshire later this Fall. He created THE WALL as a bold metaphor to seek what lies beyond our boundaries and realize our limitless potential, by using movement and fitness to empower the community. Learn more at The Wall Fitness Official or Jason Wimberly Official Website