5KBy Jon Weisman

A new 5K Run and Kids Fun Run, hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, will debut September 21 at Dodger Stadium.

Registration for the event is open online at www.dodgers.com/5K. The 5K Run, open to all age groups, begins at 8:30 a.m., on a course that includes views of Dodger Stadium and downtown Los Angeles, a cool-down run around the Dodger Stadium warning track and appearances by Dodger Alumni League members. Awards will be given to top participants in male and female categories.

The Kids Fun Run, for kids 12 and under, will take place at 10:00 a.m. on the Dodger Stadium warning track.

Discounted early registration ($40 for the 5K, $25 for the Kids Fun Run) is available through June 30. Registration from July 1-31 is $45 and $25. Registration is open until race day or until the event reaches capacity, whichever comes first.

Parking is free on September 21, and spectators can watch the race along the course and from the left and right-field pavilion seats. Each LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run participant will receive a Dodger shirt and medal, and the first 1,000 5K registrants will receive a Dodger ticket voucher redeemable for one Reserve Level ticket for one game this season (June 2, June 16, June 18, June 30, July 2, August 16, August 19 or August 21).

All proceeds from the LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run benefit LADF’s cornerstone programs and charitable giving to underserved youth in the areas of sports, education and health. Fans are encouraged to set personal fundraising goals to attain exciting incentives including an autographed photo, autographed baseball, autographed jersey or the top incentive, which is the opportunity to throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to a Dodger game in 2015.

Complete details on the LADF 5K Run and Kids Fun Run can be found by visiting www.dodgers.com/5K.