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LA River Boat Race

Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 12:00 PM
LA River in Elysian Valley in Los Angeles, CA

You won't want to miss this unique new urban experience in the heart of Los Angeles! One hundred beginning, intermediate and advanced kayakers will tackle a 3/4-mile stretch of the Glendale Narrows in a individually timed sprint race for glory (and cool T-shirts and swag, including some 2020 IPA).


Space is limited to just 100 participants so get your tickets today and join the ranks of intrepid LA River lovers. 

The LA River Corp is a proud event partner, be sure to visit our booth to win cool prizes. 

Lower Los Angeles River: From Gray to Green

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, CA


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LA River + Night + Play

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 06:30 PM · 101 rsvps
LA River @ Gilroy St. in Los Angeles, CA

Join us for a pop-up picnic and moonlight performance along the LA River in Elysian Valley.

We will begin at 6:30pm at the Gilroy Street-End where you can meet fellow river friends at our mobile Rio Vista and then journey downstream for a pre-performance BYO picnic in the shadows the freeway overpass. Don't forget to bring your favorite dishes and drinks to share! 

After the sun sets, Ryan Patrick Griffin and JP Orchestra will join us for a light inspired audio visual performance piece. They are LA River regulars and frequently serenade along the banks of the Glendale Narrows.

We might even have a campfire after that...

LA River + Night + Play is the second event in the Playmeister Series, a collaborative venture of LA River Corp and Project 51's Play The LA River to inspire a new generation of LA River enthusiasts to reclaim and reimagine the LA River as a grand public space.

Funding for this event has been generously provided by Boeing and Artplace America.

RSVP requested, but not required.

P.S. Did you know that 1/3 of all Metro stops are within one mile of the LA River? Bussing, biking, walking is always highly encouraged for our events. Show us your spokes or tap card or two feet to enter a raffle for serious river swag.

LA River Night Run Series

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 07:30 PM
The Bowtie Project in Los Angeles, CA

Support the LA River Corp and sign up for our 5k fun run and finishing festival! 

We're back at the Bowtie Parcel and will be featuring 97.1 AMP FM, a taco beer, free beer and prizes.

Join us as we say goodbye to summer with this fun, casual, open-course 5K Fun Run celebrating the LA River and recognizing the progress of Greenway 2020. Learn more about our running program along the LA River, including our ASICS LA Marathon running team!

Get your tickets here.

Expect unique running scenery under the stars and a great community of active families coming together for the LA River. Please note: the running path is dark and the bowtie is a dirt lot, so please bring a headlamp, glow sticks, blankets and camping chairs for your comfort. The event timeline and parking instructions are below.

Still having doubts? Check out our blog and read more about our past events. 


7:30- Registration & Stretching

8pm- 5k Begins

8:30-10- Food Drink and Merriment


Free parking is available onsite.

5th Annual Urban Garden Party

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 04:00 PM · $350.00 USD


Please save the date for our fifth annual urban garden party and biggest fundraiser of the year. It is a celebration that brings together civic leaders and change-makers who support transforming the LA River into a public destination worthy of our great region.

The event will be hosted by our generous Board Members Richard and Liane Weintraub and Harry B. Chandler at the historic Vibiana in the heart of Downtown LA.


Join us in celebrating the leadership of Senator pro Tempore Kevin De Leon along the LA River by becoming a sponsor or buying tickets today. Please scroll down to contribute online.

We will be announcing an additional special honoree, the program and entertainment in the next few weeks.

Please click here to download a Sponsorship Form and Tribute Map Ad Opportunities Form.

Greenway 2020 10k & Half Marathon

Sunday, November 08, 2015 at 07:30 AM
LA River along the Glendale Narrows


The Greenway 2020 10K/Half Marathon is our annual run/walk event that we host in partnership with Detox/Retox and Golden Road Brewing. The race is in it’s third year and runs along the LA River Greenway in the beautiful Glendale Narrows.

A portion of all proceeds, including 100% of donations on race-day, go directly to supporting the work of our organization. Attracting over 500 runners, it is a unique LA experience and culminates with a finishing festival at Golden Road Brewing.

Check out the event website to learn more about the course, training programs and to sign up to run!

For sponsorship opportunities and group packages, please email mrodriguez@larivercorp.com

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Aug 08
LA River Boat Race more info
Aug 18
Lower Los Angeles River: From Gray to Green more info
Aug 29
LA River + Night + Play more info