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Screenland 5K

Sun March 2, 2025 Culver City, CA 90232 US

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Motion Picture Magic

Follow the yellow brick road and the iconic steps of legendary stars and directors along the Heart of Screenland’s 100 Points of Motion Picture Magic. Families are in for an exciting treat, Oscar Sunday, March 9, as they play a part in movie and TV-themed experiences and celebrate the centennials of MGM Studios, Culver Hotel, and other motion picture landmarks.  Guests will move through cinematic magic, visiting exotic places in adventures that could take them into outer space, under the sea, and into a springtime of surprises. Flash your finisher's medal after your Academy Award-winning finish on the red carpet at Ivy Station, as you bask in Oscar party munchies, vendor goodies, attractions, costume contests, and awards ceremonies. Advance your clocks Saturday night and arrive early for the Heart of Screenland's own Oscar morning party at the Health and Fitness Expo at Ivy Station.  Enjoy free parking, check-in bikes, scooters & gear, pick up your race packet, and engage in pre-race activities. The course route is here. See 100 points of motion magic here. 













Olympic Saturday at Ivy Station

8840 National Bl. Culver City, CA 90232

March 1, 2025
  •   1:00 pm:    Health & Fitness Expo: packet pickup, activities, onsite registration (if avail.)
  •   2:30 pm:    Celebrity Charity Trike Race heats
  •   4:00 pm:    Expo ends
Race Day Sunday at Ivy Station
March 2, 2025
  •   5:00 am:    Streets closed to all vehicular traffic
  •   7:00 am:    Play Streets: Recreate on car-free streets until 8:50 am
  •   7:30 am:    Health & Fitness Expo: Packet pickup, activities, onsite registration (if avail.)
  •   8:45 am:    Costume Contest 
  •   9:00 am:    Screenland 5K
  • 10:00 am:    Munchkin Dash & Celebrity Charity Trike Race finals
  • 10:20 am:    Awards Ceremony: Overall and Masters Champions. Age group awards in 5 year increments, team competitions
  • 11:00 am:    Expo ends.  Streets reopen.



Your Screenland 5K adventure includes...the envelope, please...

"Backstage pass" to 100 scenes of motion picture magic
"Best live action" attractions & entertainment 
"Best original design" shirt, race bib & awards
"Outstanding achievement" official time & medal
"Best visual effects" screen star photo ops
"Oscar party" with you new BFFs!







Register now with NO added processing or application fees, thanks to Golden Wizard sponsor Ting!  Ting says, "The price you see is the price you pay.  We promote clarity and give people the info they need to make informed decisions."  Sign up today for the best prices for Screenland 5K and Munchkin Dash (12 and under). Youth (17 and under) receive up to 50% off and seniors (69+) enjoy discounts of up to 20% in the 5K race.



The youngest racers will embark on a magical run to the Emerald City in the Munchkin Dash presented by Walk 'n Rollers.  Every future movie star (to age 12) goes home a medal winner after getting red carpet high fives by screen characters along the finish line!  The Munchkin Dash will be divided into age groups and run in staggered starts.    


Invite your kids to RIDE the Screenland 5K Course on the car-free streets! Your kids can hop on their bikes and roll with trained instructors as we “crash” the route Sunday morning before the kids' Munchkin Dash.  Sunday, March 2, 7:45 a.m – 8:45 a.m., at Ivy Station Screenland 5K start line at Ivy Station.  RSVP here.






Cheer local heroes--Olympians, teachers, elected officials and city agency representatives--as they run the Screenland 5K and later wheel along the yellow brick road to raise funds for local non-profits in the Celebrity Charity Trike Race. 

Police Chief Jason Sims and Councilmember Albert Vera are dressed to race for their favorite charities.  

Ready to run also are Culver City policemen (from left) Lt. Chris Caraballo, Asst. Chief Troy Dunlap, Lt. Ryan Thompson, Officer Kywan Owens, and Officer Kevin Ramirez.  They are raising funds for Culver City's defending champion Baker to Vegas Marathon relay team and the upcoming Cal-Nev Police Olympic Games, where several police staff, including Sims, have won gold medals.





Take the journey into movie magic with your team of Academy Award-winning supporting actors!  Motivate friends to sign up on your team or you can join one of theirs when you register. Train together at the free training sessions, fundraise, build awareness for a cause, or dress alike in theme and party like stars! Prizes in several categories will be awarded.






Race dressed as your favorite personality or screen star to win prizes and adulation on the main stage in the costume contest. Several categories will be awarded. 





The first female of color to serve as Mayor in the Heart of Screenland, Glinda the Good Witch Yasmine-Imani McMorrin, will sprinkle pixie dust on Screenland 5K guests in recognition of National Women's and Black History Months.  Her daughter Yvonne will portray Dorothy of Culver City's Wizard of Oz.  

Guest will recognize popular stars who filmed on Culver City streets in the 100 points of motion picture magic and  will learn about marginalized contributors who made great impacts, but rarely were acknowledged. "We will shine a light on some of the movies that are on the wrong side of history and some that are on the right side of history," said Screenland 5K Creative Director and Cinematic Showrunner Lori Escalera. "It’s important to include the under-represented people, who made great contributions the past century in cinematic storytelling in Culver City, such as Arabians, Jews, Asians, African Americans, Hispanic, and Culver City’s indigenous peoples,” said Escalera. “I also will include iconic Culver City-based films that designate an interesting chain of culture. For example, the Green Lantern is the 1,000-year-old story of the Arabian Nights with spinoffs like Aladdin and Jeannie. A Star is Born with its many reiterations over the past 100 years recognizes a historic struggle for women to reconcile conflicts of career and spouse. Forty Acres celebrates Gone with the Wind, but instead of highlighting White actors, we will cite Butterfly McQueen, a celebrated Black actress. And this will open the door to Black women's identity recognition. And on it will go with our goal to equity, diversity, and inclusion to the 100 scenes of Culver City filmdom,” Escalera said.


Will you be polishing your Academy Awards acceptance speech and miss the race day fun? Then, sign up for the Virtual Run and do the Screenland 5K on the actual course or whenever and wherever you feel inspired.  

We will reserve your commemorative shirt, superstar race bib, finisher’s medal (if avail.), and other goodies for after the event.   Post your time by March 16 to see it displayed with other Oscar-winning finishes on the website. 








Screenland 5K + BRA Run = Bonus Bling featuring the fabulous Greta Garbo! This cinematic legend and breast cancer survivor called Culver City home, so we are celebrating her with the Beach to City Challenge! You must do both events back-to-back. Run the 5K at Screenland and then either the 5K or 13K at the BRA Run, typically in late August, and you will claim the bonus medal at the finish line festival of the BRA Run at Dockweiler Beach.  We will publish a list of those who are qualified on the BRA Run website in August, before that event. You can check there to make sure we have you on the list after you register.  Sign up for both events at the same time or for the BRA Run at the Screenland 5K finish line festival for a registration discount. 


Screenland 5K is a rain or shine event because the sun always rises in screenland. 
If you cannot participate on race day, you can:

  • Do the Virtual Race.
  • Transfer your entry by Feb. 1 to a friend. 
  • Carry over to the following year.
  • Contribute fees to your choice of race charities.  
  • Inform us by Feb. 2, 2025, to receive a refund. 

Screenland 5K has partnered with RegShield to offer insurance for about $4 an entry to provide refunds up to race day.  Please read the fine print to ensure it will fit your needs.

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