A field of 7,500 is expected to hit the streets around USC early Saturday for the Los Angeles Nike+Human Race, part of what organizers call the world’s largest one-day running event.
The 10-kilometer race, with some runners running five kilometers, will start at USC at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and end at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Runners set to participate include actor Wilmer Valderrama, “90210” cast member AnnaLynne McCord and Michael Rady and Shaun Sipos from “Melrose Place.”
Organizers opted for the 12:01 a.m. start “to create some energy around the USC campus,” according to Jacie Prieto-Lopez, a Nike media relations manager.
“We thought it would be a really unique way to have them participate,” Prieto-Lopez told City News Service.
This is the first time Nike has organized a race beginning at 12:01 a.m. in Los Angeles, Prieto-Lopez said.
“Appropriate security” and lighting will be provided along the course, Prieto-Lopez said.
A portion of every entry fee will be donated to A Better L.A., the nonprofit organization founded by USC football coach Pete Carroll dedicated to promoting peace and unity in Los Angeles.
Races will also take place in 24 other cities, including New York City, Rome and Buenos Aires.
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COMMENT IN THE FORUM
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Sipos will play David Breck, the son of Jake Hansen (Grant Show).
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