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Congrats on a great race! What a perfectly wonderful day – our families and staff enjoyed themselves immensely, from our runners and walkers, to musicians, announcers, and cheering station folks! I thought it might be helpful for me to send you a copy of a blog post we posted today on our website, along with some photos we took at the event. Feel free to use any of this if it will help you with your post-race promotion.
Truly, thank you so much for including us in this day and for creating such a wonderfully fun experience for families and participants from all over Culver City and beyond. We will talk soon!
Courtney Baker, Director of Communications and Marketing
Turning Point School | Well Prepared
We are absolutely thrilled to have your support this year. It means so much to us that you have recognized the importance of Culver Palms Meals on Wheels and that you are taking a stand and supporting the seniors in our community. For many of our clients, home-delivered meals mean they can stay in their own home and remain independent for as long as it is safe to do so. For the families of our clients, the meals deliver peace of mind. They know their loved one is receiving well balanced, nutritious food and someone is looking in on them.
Denise Weddle, Culver Palms Meals On Wheels
Thank you, guests and cast members, for your kind and generous words during this first decade of the Screenland 5K, as we “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. Some reviews have been shortened for brevity:
"I look forward to this very fun and exciting event all year."
"We really had a great time. What a wonderful way for the community to get together and celebrate.
"Just a note to let you know how I enjoyed the Screenland 5K last Sunday. A great turnout! I loved the costumes and entertainment. The senior ukulele band at the turnaround was fantastic. See you next year.
"The event was so well organized and staff so friendly and helpful. Loved the music and entertainment along the course and the opportunity to dress up."
"Love this race, not too big or small. Close to home, well organized, flat, and they make it fun."
"Rain and shine all participants wore a shine on their face, in their costumes and their delight to be together and to be entertained both from the podium and along the way with song and dance."
"We have been involved with all things Culver City ever since my son started kindergarten in 2007. We love the community and had a great time at the Screenland 5K, running into all our friends and celebrating the day."
"I'm a proud resident of Culver City, so enthusiastically signed up and this became my motivation to stay on pace. When I'd run along Sepulveda, I'd see the banner and it kept me going. I cannot adequately state how amazing the event was. From the fantastic volunteers at packet pickup, to running into neighbors at the start line because it was a true community event, to the fantastic costumes, to the great expo at the end. Thank you so much again for putting on such a great race!"
"They have this thing dialed in!"
"The detail, time and love that went into this 5k was beyond amazing. Thank you for making such a very special event in our little city, Culver City, CA."
"This is a fun local race held the day of the Oscars with many people in costume. Think of it as a fun race and just go and have a good time – flat easy course."
"Can't wait to do it again next year!"
"I also loved the entertainers on the course ... Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland singing "their" classic songs as we went back and forth on the road outside the Sony Studios, and the band at the turnaround point that was playing a whimsical theme song from the Andy Griffith show ... that really made it fun! Great course, great event."
"Thank you Screenland 5K for the great honor of awarding our #teamOZumba with the Team Concept Award! Just icing on the cake of a glorious day down the yellow brick road at the 5k with 3,000 close personal friends…Swag bags, food booths, bands, singing, dancing and photo ops galore, our kinda party!"
"The course itself was flat and fast. Nice medal at the finish. Only one water station was poorly manned, and I had to skip it instead of having to stop while they poured more cups. The expo was local events and services and freebies. Sprouts in particular was very generous. I wish more people could have experienced what I did today."
"I think it's safe to say that the Southland Ghostbusters had as much fun attending our Screenland 5K as we did having them there."
"We had an amazing time."
"On behalf of the parents, Cub Scouts and siblings who volunteered and ran the Screenland 5k, a big "Thank You!" for a terrific event! A lot of positive feedback from those who participated, from the ease of the course, sceneries, music and the cool finishing trophy! Thanks for also getting our people signed up and answering our questions!"
"I had a great time! My first 5K I have ever done, now my daughter and I want to do more!"
"It was by far one of the best races I've participated in! So proud of our city! Huge thanks to all the organizers!"
"Like past Culver City runs there is a great sense of community and this was a great production without being too slick. You never lose track that the volunteers are making this magic happen."
"Many dressed in costume and the overall theme seemed to revolve around “The Wizard of Oz” which was filmed around there. There were divas and directors and people breaking out in song. Musicians played original arrangements of “Wizard of Oz” classics. I didn't expect all the effort and it was wonderful and had me smiling as I ran. Great Effort!"
"I am newer to 5ks but this was the best, most entertaining 5K I have done!"
"It was so much fun. All the thought and planning that went into it was deeply appreciated."
"It was the most fun 5K I have ever attended. Wonderful seeing friends throughout the race."
"It was a great community event and it motivated many kids, scouts, and parents to run and exercise more often. We were delighted to help and be part of it."
"It was a really fun time, and our runners really enjoyed the race. Thank you so much for allowing us to participate. It was fantastic!"
"What a perfectly wonderful day – our families and staff enjoyed themselves immensely, from our runners and walkers, to musicians, announcers, and cheering station folks! Truly, thank you so much for including us in this day and for creating such a wonderfully fun experience for families and participants from all over Culver City and beyond."
"The start area is well laid out and pre-registered runners didn't have to wait long for their bib. I wanted to do a Freddy Mercury costume, but just couldn't find time to get it together. I think it would have been a winner!"
"The race plays on the day-of-Oscars and the movie studios in the neighborhood. The course is flat with just enough turns to make it fun (and give you a break from morning sun in your face) and the finish is on a red carpet. Super friendly volunteers."
"The Screenland 5K was a roaring success!... It was, truly, one of my favorite races. In fact, I'm having a hard time thinking of any other race that was as much fun!"
"Great event! And I even have the old high school post-race regrets that I didn't try harder. Gonna have to train next year to win my age group! Troop 108 had a great time, and were happy to help in the race preparations."
"The race was great. My husband and I dressed up as Dorothy and the Scarecrow. It was nice to see a lot of runners dress up in costumes. It made the run enjoyable."
"I had a fun time (but it went by too fast)!"
"What a fabulous event. So many details that were beautifully taken care of. From my booth I could see what a great time everyone was having and how successful the run was."
"On behalf of the many LA Leggers out there yesterday, as well as many friends and neighbors here in Culver City, JOB WELL DONE!"
"I just wanted to say how wonderful I thought everything was today! The entertainment was spectacular, the costumes were terrific, the energy was so positive and fun! And I learned a lot about Culver City history that I hadn't known."
"Today was a blast!"
"What a wild and crazy day! Rain, drizzle, rainbows, sunshine. The weather didn't seem to faze the community. And so many people participated rain or shine! It was an exciting day and a rewarding experience to volunteer for. I wish I could have seen the Munchkin Race. That was my only regret. It was a fantastic community event! "
"The event was so well organized and staff so friendly and helpful. Loved the music and entertainment along the course and the opportunity to dress up. "
"The Screenland 5K Race of the Century was a huge success! On behalf of the City Council, thank you. Thousands of participants enjoyed a nostalgic journey through the city's history as the “Heart of Screenland.” Everyone had a great time."
"Register soon for next year and get a rock bottom entry fee. My only beef is the race started at 8:30, but awards were not until 10:00. And, the 45-60 minute wait for the ceremony is just too long when Sunday is full of chores. Still, I'm ready for next year!"
"To add to the wondrous magic, our drive started with a real rainbow as we entered the 10 freeway! "
"I really loved how the Screenland 5K brought the community together and showed off how fantastic Culver City is."
"It was the most fun 5K I have ever attended. It was wonderful seeing friends throughout the race."
"I wore my Screenland 5K t-shirt to the City Council meeting last night in honor of this outstanding community event!"
"The Ultimate 5k! WOW (With Out Words) is all we can say for this FANTASTIC community event. All of the hard work with the volunteers and the community was on display! Everyone did a wonderful job in this great event for our community! Kudos to everyone involved! THANK YOU is simply not enough! "
"This was my fourth time running the Screenland 5k. It is local, so easy to get to, easy-to-access packet pick up, and inventive t-shirts/medals each year. The course is pretty flat, three long straightaways and three sharp U-turns. The mayor is there. Culver City is really proud of this event. Plenty of parking nearby."
"I'm wearing my Screenland 5K t-shirt with pride! "
"Thanks for including Connecting to Cure in today's festivities. The race was terrific! "
"The success, accolades and glory of the Screenland 5K would make late Culver City Parks and Recreation Director Syd Kronenthal very proud today. I could feel him reigning down with pride. The event inspired thousands of people to engage in a super-special way. It generated so much health and positivity. "
"I love this neighborhood race, maybe because it's my neighborhood. It's fun, friendly and well organized. Just a nice way to spend a Sunday morning."
"Sounds like the LA Marathon organizers could learn a thing or two from the Screenland folks."
Thanks for the great reviews!
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. Event goals acknowledge events that shape Culver City's longstanding history of achievement with an emphasis on motion pictures and athletics, champion Culver City as a destination, foster collaboration of public & private constituencies, and promote fitness and recreation in Culver City--all for an affordable, fun, safe and exceptional experience.