Screenland 5K – Legacy Runners and Lifetime Honors

If the Screenland 5K presented “Lifetime Achievement” Oscars, the Academy Awards Day event on March 10 at Ivy Station would honor its “Legacy Runners” for their “exceptional contributions.” Some 35 guests, about half from Culver City, have run the race each year.

Legacy runner Chloe Flores will have a baby in tow this year after running six months pregnant in last year’s event.

“I love Culver City and plan to participate in the Screenland 5K as long as I can,” said the Linwood Howe teacher, a Culver City native who attended the elementary school. Flores will co-captain the Sea Dragons to vie for school team awards and raise funds for the Culver City Council PTA, which supports Backpacks for Kids.

This year, the Screenland 5K celebrates the centennials of MGM, Culver Hotel, and other motion picture landmarks. Legacy walker Jeannie Ingeneri is planning another milestone: the Culver City High School 50th class reunion in July. Ingeneri will lead the Centaur Class of ’74 team down the yellow brick road and into motion picture magic on race day.

Legacy runner Paul Jacobs has participated in over 1000 races and helped Culver City Parks and Recreation director Syd Kronenthal produce Culver City’s Western Hemisphere Marathon, formerly the second oldest annual U.S. marathon. The Culver City Centennial Celebration Committee President is this year’s Screenland 5K Grand Marshall.

Taking the microphone moments before the race, the former four-term CC mayor admonishes runners not to pass him; otherwise, “your trash will not be picked up for two weeks,” he says with a smile.

“I love the shirt designs and the camaraderie. Everyone sees how special Culver City is,” said Jacobs.

Legacy competitor David Winslow and a team of coaches have conducted the past five Screenland 5K training sessions over the past two months.

“Come to this Sunday’s workout, and you’ll feel energized when you return home to watch the Super Bowl,” Winslow said. The free one-hour session is held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Culver High.

Often running in tandem, legacy runners Joanna Brody, Board member, Friends of the Sandy Segal Youth Health Center, and Kelly Kent Marin, President, Culver City Board of Education, encounter citizens from across the community during the event.

“We look forward to this race every year,” said Brody.

Among the original LA Marathon Leggers, legacy runner Gary Pealer and Legger Mentor Coordinator John Lynch of Culver City have motivated a new generation to compete as a community and dress in “screen star” costumes for the annual event.

Legacy walker Beverly Peterson knows all about legacies. Some 40 years ago, she was among the first members of the revitalized Fiesta La Ballona festival committee.

Legacy runner Marc Bauer, executive vice president of Temple Akiba Board of Trustees, will pace the El Marino Dolphins school team.

Other Culver City Legacy runners include Harry Chang, Alma Cordero, Corey Kawamoto, Kelly Kawamoto, Michael Krupat, Ruben Krupat, Melissa Louie, Kristine Mulleneaux, Nadia Mulleneaux, Catherine Silman and Carol Tang.

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Mike Cohen

Photo caption – Legacy runner Marc Bauer, executive VP of Temple Akiba Board of Trustees, will pace the El Marino Dolphins school team to raise funds for Culver City Council PTA.


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