23rd Annual LA Frontrunners' Run/Walk
for Gay and Lesbian Pride
12 June 2004
Official Press Release
LUCY LAWLESS A.K.A. XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS "STARTS"
LA FRONTRUNNERS’ 23RD ANNUAL RUN/WALK FOR GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE
Post run/walk raffle will include tickets to k.d. lang concert
Lucy Lawless, best known as the actress who for six years reigned as Xena: Warrior Princess on prime-time television, will be the celebrity starter for the Los Angeles Frontrunners 23rd Annual Run/Walk for Gay and Lesbian Pride on Sunday, June 20 in West Hollywood. The Pride Run is co-sponsored by Christopher Street West-Los Angeles (CSW) and the City of West Hollywood.
"I'm delighted to help kick off this event which promotes, health, pride and community spirit. Boy, the world could sure use a whole lot more of that," said the actress who hails from New Zealand, and has continued to wow fans all over the world with her commitment to roles that appeal to her sense of fun and adventure. Her credits include, Boogeyman, Spiderman, Ugly Americans, Just Shoot Me, X-Files, and Xena the Animated Movie.
The race, open to everyone, will start at 8:00 a.m. on Santa Monica Boulevard at Robertson Boulevard. Race categories include 5K and 10K runs and a 5K walk. Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in each category (5K/10K runs and 5K walk), plus the top 3 male and female finishers in various age group categories.
Post race, there will be a raffle and registrants can win prizes including three pairs of k.d. lang concert tickets. Proceeds from the race will benefit Project Angel Food and Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (GLASS). Volunteers are welcome from the community. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.lafrontunnners.com. Participants can also register on-line at www.active.com. Those who need registration forms mailed can call 323 460-2554 or write to Los Angeles Frontrunners, c/o P.O. Box 691772, West Hollywood, CA 90069. General registration fee is $20 and $15 for students before June 11. After that date, the fees are $25 for general registration and $20 for students. A valid student ID must be shown on race day to qualify for the student rate.
“We are delighted to be celebrating the 23rd Annual Pride Run, the largest gay and lesbian sporting event in Southern California, once again in the heart of West Hollywood,” said Don Thompson, President of Frontrunners of Los Angeles.
“Besides the obvious health advantage, taking part in the run is also an excellent way to secure parking for the day, since street parking is easy at that time,” said Guillermo Jaimes, Race Director. “Showers are also available, and you’ll get a head start for the day’s activities, including the parade.”
Los Angeles Frontrunners participates in competitive and non-competitive running events; assists members with their running goals; and promotes camaraderie among gay men and women, and the running community.
For more information about the Race, call Guillermo Jaimes, Race Director at (213) 268-9455 or Danny Carmona, Publicity Director at (818) 445-3236.
The following is from Sharon Delaney
Lucy will be hosting -- and firing the starting gun!, she says -- for the Los Angeles Frontrunners Pride Run 2004 on Sunday, June 20, starting at 8 AM. The awards, which Lucy will be handing out, will be
presented about 9:30 - 10 AM.
The start/finish location is Santa Monica Blvd. at Robertson in West Hollywood. It's a loop! There will be three races at the same time. 5 and 10K runs and a 5K walk.
Go to lafrontrunners.com for info and entry forms. The run benefits Project Angel Food and GLASS (Gay and Lesbian Adolescent Social Services).
If you can't join the run itself, you can send a donation to them at:
P.O. Box 691772
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Please make a note on the check that it's for the Pride Run 2004 and that you're donating in Lucy's name so they can let her know about your support.
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