The LA Chapter
This year’s team includes two members of the first ever fasting 5K in Boston in 2013. From the east coast to the west, we’re happy to bring the community together for a mission that we’re especially passionate about. LA got its first taste of the Fasting 5K in 2017, where a small group of previous Boston runners, new LA residents, and allies of the Muslim community joined for a run around Echo Park. This year, we’re looking to triple attendance, raise more money for those in need, and work with a local mosque to strengthen our community ties.
Charities We've Worked With:
Fasting 5k LA 2019
C.R.U.S.H - Community Resources United Sharing Hope
C.R.U.S.H aims to better serve youth & adults with services targeting substance abuse, gang intervention, homeless youth, troubled pregnant teens, sex trafficking, and connecting them to services that fit their needs. Their services include classes, study groups, workshops and financial assistance. With the help of fasting 5K, C.R.U.S.H will be able to continue its youth programs and provide assistance with fees for summer camps, sport activities, work uniforms, bus passes, employment workshops, food, clothes, personal care, school activities, and transportation for group activities.