Schedule of Events
Thursday May 7: Early Packet Pickup
Avoid the race day rush and pick up your packet early at
Run With Us
Race registration and in-store discounts also available during early packet pickup.
(Check back here for more details soon)
Saturday May 9: Race Day
Old Zoo: 4801 Griffith Park Dr. (see directions below)
8:15 AM: Check-in opens + Learn about mesothelioma
9:30 AM: 5K Run/Walk Begins
(walkers start shortly after runners)
10:30 AM: Mesothelioma Awareness & Awards Ceremony
and Raffle (free raffle entry with registration!)
(or once most participants are back)
Festivities continue until noon
Be sure to stick around for coffee and pastries!
Why Mother's Day Meso Run?
Mother’s Day Meso Run is dedicated to fighting mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, through an annual 5K run/walk for the public in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, on the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend. Our inaugural run/walk on May 12, 2018, raised awareness about mesothelioma and allowed us to support the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation), a registered 501(c)(3) that is close to our hearts. In our first two years, we raised over $25,000 for mesothelioma research. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run on Saturday May 9, 2020. We are pleased to announce that our 2020 race beneficiary is also the Meso Foundation.
One of our aims is to educate others about mesothelioma and asbestos.
We are grateful to the Meso Foundation for all of its invaluable information about mesothelioma and treatment options.
In addition, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization provides critical advocacy regarding asbestos use and exposure. We are grateful to ADAO for sharing with us important information regarding the risks of asbestos.