Mother's Day Weekend Meso Run 2020 - POSTPONED
Time is TBD
Old LA Zoo Picnic Area
Due to COVID-19, our 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk to Fight Mesothelioma will be postponed until either Fall 2020 or Mother's Day weekend 2021

We are evaluating options for rescheduling the Meso Run for Fall 2020, but will otherwise see you all in May 2021. We will be in touch to provide full refunds for those who have already registered, or if you prefer, to transfer your registration to our rescheduled date (Fall 2020 or May 2021).


In the meantime, we invite you to join us informally for a virtual Meso Run on May 9. You run or walk a 5k on your own if you are healthy and it is safe to do so. Take a photo, share it on social media, tag us, and use hashtag:


Stay safe and healthy!



We will update our website when we figure out whether we can reschedule for Fall 2020. In the meantime, we hope you'll join us informally for a virtual 5k run/walk on Saturday, May 9. Just take a photo and tag us on social media and use hashtag: #VirtualMesoRun2020
Thank you!  Your participation this year will help us support critical research on treatments for mesothelioma.

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup

Avoid the race day rush and pick up your packet early at

Run With Us

235 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Race registration and in-store discounts also available during early packet pickup. 

(Check back here for more details soon)

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!

Course Maps



Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Learn more about our 2020 sponsors here

And about our past sponsors here

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors and Donors

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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.


We'll See You At:

Old Los Angeles Zoo

in Griffith Park

Our run/walk will start and end at the Old Los Angeles Zoo picnic area in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA.
The Old Zoo area is a true LA gem.  The site of the Los Angeles Zoo from 1912 to 1965, this area housed elephants, polar bears, camels, and more.  Many of the cages built in the '30s remain standing today.  Be sure to explore these structures while you're here for the run/walk.

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