The Historic Filipinotown 5K Run/Walk is this weekend, kicking off the 8th celebration of the founding of the neighborhood. The run takes place at 7:30 am on Saturday, August 7, and starts at 1925 West Temple Street.
The run goes through the heart of Historic Filipinotown headed west on Temple Street to Hoover, up past the 101 and back again. The event coordinators recommend you check out some of the cafes in the area, including: “Gigi’s (Cuban Bakery), famous Brooklyn Bagels, Original Tommy’s Burger, Tribal Cafe or specialty Filipino restaurants namely Salakot, Kapistahan, Nanay Gloria’s, Bahay Kubo and more.”
Community Partners include: LAPD Rampart Div., SIPA, FASGI, TWNDC, MOTHER Movement, Burlington School, Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown. Primary Sponsors are the Office of LA Council President Eric Garcetti, Silverlake Medical Center and Seafood City.
You can still register online at www.active.com until Friday, August 6 at 11:59 am.
After the run, there will be a free film screening of “Little Manila” and sneak preview of “Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers” by Emmy award winner Marissa Aroy. Screenings will be at the SIPA Gateway Community Center at 3200 W. Temple Street at 12:00 noon on Saturday.
Check out the Historic Filipinotown website for more info, maps and photos from runs from previous years.