Playa Vista Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk

12775 Millennium Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90094

Running > 5k

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Event Description

The 1st annual Monster Dash takes place in the heart of Playa Vista. The route starts and ends at the beautifully renovated Runway Center and loops around Bluff Creek Drive. The flat route makes it an ideal race for children, adults, and families with strollers. The event will start with a dynamic warmup led by a certified personal trainer and finish off with a rejuvenating yoga class from a YogaWorks instructor. The After Party will be complete with live music, free food and drink, vendor booths, fun activities, a costume contest, raffle prizes and so much more. 


Make sure to come dressed in your costume and be ready to have a spooktacular time!

Event details and schedule


7:00-7:45AM: Check in & bib pick-up

8:00AM: Race starts (Adults 14+)

8:20AM: Family fun run starts (Kids and adults)

8:30AM: After Party begins

10:00AM: Costume contest


Participants are not allowed to run with dogs. Running/walking with a stroller is allowed. All participants will receive a dog tag medal and swag bag. Participating in costume is highly encouraged!


All photos taken during the event will be found on our Facebook page at We emphasize a more relaxed, fun and personal racing experience and somewhat informal.



  • Vendor booths

  • Morning warm-up

  • Post-race yoga and stretch

  • Family friendly activities

  • Food trucks

  • Chair massages

  • Arts and crafts

  • Euro bungee

  • Post-race recovery zone

  • Live music

  • Costume contest

  • Raffles and prizes



What ages can participate in the 5K race?

All ages can participate in the 5K Race.


What are the policies about children?

Children ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


What are the policies about pets?

No pets allowed.


Where do I pick-up my bib?

Packet pick-up will be available on Saturday October 27th, 2019 from 4-7pm at The Resort in Playa Vista, located at 12852 Runway Road, Playa Vista, CA 90094. Same day packet pick-up will start at 7:00am and will be located at [INSERT ADDRESS].


Where do I park?

Parking is around surrounding neighborhoods. You can also park in the Runway parking lot. Please watch for parking signs. We recommend using the shuttle, carpooling, or using a rideshare service.


How do I get to and from the race?


What is the route?


How can I learn more about the charities?

A portion of ticket sales will be going to two charities: The People Concern and Vista del Mar Family and Child Services. To learn more, visit and


Do you have a Couch to 5K training program?

Yes! We have a 4-week Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced FREE training program complete with a training calendar, nutrition tips, weekly coaching emails, accountability and prizes. Email Rob at for more information.


Are there any volunteer opportunities?

If you’d like to volunteer, please contact Holly at


Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

If you’d like to become a sponsor or learn about future events, please contact Micaela at


How can I participate in the Costume Contest?

The costume contest will take place at the After Party post-race. We will have adult, child, and family/group prizes. For children ages 14 and under, we will have 4 different categories: Best Homemade Costume, Most Creative/Original Costume, Most Standout Costume, and Scariest Costume. If you’d like to participate, meet at the DJ booth at 10:00am.


What will I receive the day of the event?

In your packet pick-up, you will receive a bib, safety pins, and a customized My Intent bracelet. Post-race, you will receive a swag bag with awesome goodies from our sponsors.


Do you offer timing chips?

No, we do not offer timing chips. We will have a Finishing Timer Clock at the finish line and will start with the 8:00am Heat. If you’re starting in a different heat, we recommend you use your own timer for the most accurate tracking.

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