Project GRAD LA 5K

Project GRAD LA

About Project Grad LA 5K

The 1st Annual Project GRAD Los Angeles 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 8:30 am in Griffith Park in partnership with Generosity Los Angeles. The race starts at 8:30 am, with check-in beginning at 7:30 am.

You can support our 5K in two ways:

First, you can DONATE. Contributions of any amount are accepted! To donate, click on the "DONATE" box.

Second, you can PARTICIPATE in the 5K. We invite runner, walkers, and wheelers of all ages, abilities and speed to join and help us raise funds. Runners/walkers are asked to raise a minimum of $200 through peer to peer fundraising and/or personal donation. To participate, click on the "REGISTER" box. You can register as an individual or a team, and we will support you along the way.

Your support in one or both ways is most appreciated!!!!

This family friendly fun event features a professional pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, Project GRAD LA event gear and an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and other charitable individuals like yourself.

There will be:

  • ​All Ages
  • All Abilities
  • Chip Timed
  • Top Finisher Awards
  • Top Fundraiser Awards
  • Finisher Medals

By supporting Project GRAD LA, you'll provide critical funds to support our mission. Help us increase access to college education for students!

For questions, please contact Clarisse Kresser at



Starts at:  December 8, 2019 10:30 AM
Ends at:  December 8, 2019 2:00 PM


Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr,Los Angeles, CA USA


Clarisse Kresser
818-760-4695, ext 240

Why YOU Should Participate


When Sylvia came to San Fernando High School as a 9th grader, she knew she wanted to go to college but didn't know how and neither did her parents. Sylvia wanted to be the first in her family to go to college and be a role model for her younger siblings.

Sylvia sought the help of Project GRAD and was assigned a Project GRAD Advisor who helped her meet her academic goals and ensured that she was on track to meet college requirements. Sylvia and her parents attended workshops every year to help familiarize themselves with the college application process and financial aid requirements and options. Sylvia attended several Project GRAD Summer Institutes on local college campuses where she experienced college life by taking college courses and receiving her first college credits. Project GRAD also helped Sylvia with her college applications, her personal statements and completing a FAFSA to be eligible for financial aid. When it came to selecting a college, Sylvia's Project GRAD Advisor helped her and her parents select the "best fit" school. Sylvia is now a sophomore at the University of California, Irvine, majoring in Biology. Sylvia's goal is to be a scientist and find cures for deadly diseases like cancer.

Since 1999, Project GRAD has helped over 2,000 students like Sylvia. Over 90% of Project GRAD students are the first in their family to attend college. Project GRAD students also earn a bachelor's degree at a rate three times higher than their peers nationwide. Project GRAD's goal is to have more high school students enroll in and complete a post-secondary education program - a certificated, vocational, Associates or Bachelor's degree.

Your support for Project GRAD helps to ensure that more students like Sylvia are able to experience an education that will improve their lives and those of their families and their community.