Screenland 5K

Sunday Mar. 10, 2024 Culver City, CA 90232 US

About Us

Follow the yellow brick road and the iconic steps of legendary stars along Centennial Trail's "100 years of Motion Picture Magic," Oscar Sunday, March 10, 2024, in the Heart of Screenland.


The purpose of the Screenland 5K is to “develop community” in a safe, fit and fun way for extraordinary guest experiences to celebrate the heritage and diversity of Culver City--The Heart of Screenland.

Screenland 5K committee strives to conduct activities that engage citizens, build relationships and create compelling stories of human interest, challenges, achievements, history, teamwork, voluntarism and pride.


1. Acknowledge events that shaped Culver City's over 100 years of history of achievement with an emphasis on motion pictures and athletics.
Objective: Celebrate the centennial of MGM, Culver Hotel, Meralta Theater and other "Heart of Screenland" landmarks.
Objective: Have guests stride onto the footsteps of Hollywood's greatest stars where the world's most iconic films were shot, marching into 100 scenes of Culver City filmdom, passing studios past and present.
Objective: In this Olympic year and a precursor to the next one in LA in 2028, feature Culver City's role as pioneer of the Olympic movement in 1932 and 1984 Games and as former western headquarters for the Special Olympics.

2. Champion Culver City as a destination, fostering collaboration of public & private constituencies for an exceptional guest experience.
Objective: Show off community assets by providing an extraordinary participant experience, offering activities and venues to appeal to a variety of audiences.
Objective: Involve city agencies, clubs, schools, neighborhoods, and other interest groups to produce and promote the event.
Objective: Raise funds for constituencies in a collaborative effort of marketing (more runners), sponsorships (cash and in-kind contributions of services and products) and volunteers (reduced manpower costs). 
Objective: Produce a “sustainable” event by working with Culver City Environmental Services Division and other public and private agencies to minimize footprint.
3. Support fitness and recreation in Culver City with an affordable, fun and safe experience.  
Objective: Conduct recreational activity that appeals to many abilities and demographics to demonstrate Culver City's commitment to sound bodies and minds.
Ancillary goals or objectives: Provide rewarding experience for sponsors; Provide growth experiences and leadership opportunities for volunteers; Leave a legacy; Enhance civic engagement. 

Objective: Recognize local notables in arts and athletics. 
Objective: Commemorate Western Hemisphere Marathon and its founder Syd Kronenthal, late Director of Parks and Recreation.  Acknowledge Culver City Sister Cities Committee marathon exchange with Kaizuka, Japan.



Your questions, assistance, sponsorship and contributions help the Screenland 5K committee provide extraordinary experiences for all guests.
Have a question, thought or suggestion?
Want to Volunteer in the cast and crew?
Would like to Sponsor an attraction?
Able to contribute prizes?
Race Director: Gavin McKiernan, Mercury Sports, 562-234-6821, 3715 Monogram Ave.  Long Beach, CA  90808 
Cast Member, Founder, Scarecrow: Mike Cohen, land 310-836-0440 cell 310-880-2696, 4378 Jasmine Ave. Culver City, CA 90232 

Zelle donations to

Race start: Ivy Station, 8840 National Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Legal Name: SCREENLAND 5K, Inc.  501(c)(3)  EIN: 81-2571668




Grand Marshal

Paul Jacobs: Screenland 5K Legacy Runner, Culver City Centennial Committee President, Four-time Culver City Mayor

Syd Kronenthal (in memory): "Father of Culver City Parks and Recreation," Culver City Human Services Director, Pioneer of the Modern Olympic movement, Western Hemisphere Marathon founder.
Jim Clarke: Culver City Arts Foundation President, former Culver City Mayor, Culver City Centennial Committee founder, The Screenland 5K Wizard of Oz.
Sandra Checel: Teacher of the Year, Marathon Walker, medalist

Laura Chardiet: Scarlett O’Hara, Showrunner, Culver City Council of PTAs Honorary Service Awards



Lori Escalera: Creative Director, Emphasis on Cinematic Arts



Leslie Gardner: Director, 100 points of motion picture magic 


Anne Allaire: Costume contest, former Bd. of Ed. officer

Monica Bell: El Marino School Administrator

Ali Bragard: Scoutmaster of the Decade, Friends of Youth Health Center

Christophe Bragard: Mt. Whitney, Mt. Baldy champion climber, Scout Leader

Joanna Brody: PR Goddess, CCUSD, CCEF, Walk n' Rollers, Village Well, Ciclavia

Chris Bungo: Film historian

Doral Corral: Sponsors, Exhibits

Rob Cox: Race talent agent.  Harry Culver

LaShinda Demus: Olympic Gold Medalist, Centaur track coach

Matt Denoff: Sponsors, Exhibits

Ed Dorio:  Culver City running club leader. Director, 2012 Fiesta La Ballona 5K

Debbie Elias: Film historian. Movie reviewer.  Talent.

Todd Elliot: Entertainment Coordinator. Swing dancer

Maureen Fleming: CC Historical Society.  Vice President, Museum

John J. Flynn: Marathoner, Leggers, Ciclavia, Downtown Neighbors Assoc.
Tom Fritzius: Centaur cross country coach

Maureen Genteman: Sponsors, Movie critic
Lamondo Greer: Race Director-Healthy Families Run, Culver Palms YMCA, Regional Youth Sports Director  

Steve Hadland: Culver City Observer publisher

Steven Heyl: Centaur cross country coach

Cindy Horlick Moss: Centaur alumnus

Yasmine Imani-McMorrin: Culver City Vice Mayor

Wayne Joness: Runner, Race Producer

Veronica Jones: Show runner. Marathoner

Kelly Kent: Original Glinda, Culver City Board of Education

Jane Leonard: Wicked Witch of West, Performances

Kalia Lowitz: Jr. Class President, Explorer, Tasha’s daughter.

Darrel Menthe: Exec Dir. Culver City Downtown Bus. Assoc.
Tom Mills: Olympians rep., Chief Marketing Officer-So. Cal. Olympians and Paralympians, Centaur alumnus
Alan Moskal: Culver City News publisher

Anna Nevison Brand: Marathon Host, Senshu Marathon, Interpreter

Steve Newton: Vintage Culver City Police Car
Dan O'Brien: Culver City Councilman, Scout Leader, Devout Runner
Hope Parrish: Culver City Historical Society President
Gary Pealer: L.A. Legger pacer

Beverly Peterson: Former Fiesta La Ballona lead volunteer
Ron Peterson: Photographer extraordinaire

Freddy Puza: Culver City Councilman, Bike CC, Friday’s with Freddy

Carmela Raack: Rotary Club officer
Hamid Rostamian: World class masters marathoner
Karim Sahli: Marketing director. Graphics

Craig Schoenbaum: Triathlete, personal trainer, magician, clogger 
Mary Schoenbaum: International nurse, personal trainer

Jim Shanman: Walk 'n Rollers Founder 
Iyob Tessema: World Class Marathoner, CC Sister City Com
Man Trang: Senshu Marathon finisher, triathlete, Screenland 5K Treasurer

Pete Tuccillo: Boston Marathon. CC Sister City Com.
Marc Wanamaker: Film historian

David Winslow: Marathon Chair, CC Sister City Com, Pacer



Community Development/Economic Development: Elizabeth Garcia  
Economic Development Director: Elaine Warner 
Special Events manager, Economic Development: Edgar Varela 
Fire Dept: Chief Kenneth Powell
Police Dept:  Chief Jason SIms
Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Div: Sean Singletary
City Council: Goran Erikkson, Dan O'Brien, Freddy Puza, V. Mayor Yasmine Imani-McMorrin, Mayor Albert Vera



Board of Education: Stephanie Loredo, Brian Guerrero, Paula Amezola, Kelly Kent-Marin, Triston Ezidore
Unified Schools: Adrienne Madrid, Career Counselor & Service Learning Coordinator, Volunteers
Unified Schools: PTSA, PTA
Unifed Schools: Academy of Visual and Performing Arts: Heather Moses, Tony Spano



Sister City Committee: Lisa Saperston, President
Historical Society: Hope Parrish, President.  Maureen Fleming, Vice President-Museum
Downtown Business Assoc: Darrel Menthe
Miss LA County, Miss Culver City: Colleen Rockey
Scouts: Troops 108, 50, 113  Pack 79, 13
Rotary Club: Carmela Raack, Heather Witt
Exchange Club: Tasha Lowitz, John Cohn, Howard Jacobowitz



Race Director: Gavin McKiernan of Mercury Sports 
Volunteers, Operations: Angela Holder 

Race Day Director: Michael Weisberg

Webmaster: Ara Agopian     
Sponsors, Partners: Chris Shrewsbury  
Pacific Race Timing:  Ron Kurrle, Bryan Quan  
Logistics, staging, registration: Ron Gee

Medical: John Sweet

Founder, Cast Member, Scarecrow: Mike Cohen



Screenland 5K seeks a green, sustainable, and zero-waste event by working with the Culver City Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division and the Culver City Unified School District Environmental Sustainability Committee and Green5 environmental awareness campaign.
State of the art registration and timing program by Run Sign-Up and Pacific Coast Timing will offer race day sign-ups using computer tablets, eliminating need for filling out paper entry applications.  Superstar race bibs will have imbedded pro timing chips to tabulate your age division and overall finish, removing requirement for paper pull tags.  Finish line cameras will send your photo to your email address or smartphone.

Journey into Movie Magic!

5K Run/Walk

$65 $49.90
($19.90: Ages 0 - 17) ($39.90: Ages 69+)
9:20AM PDT Register before fees increase!
Join Screenland 5K – Virtually!

Virtual Run on Your Own

$45 $39.90 Register before fees increase!
Kids Dash to the Emerald City

Munchkin Dash Kids Run

$19 $12.90 10:15AM PDT Register before fees increase!
Open to ages 12 and under.

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