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Italy run LA event, June 5, 2022

June 5th, 2022 — Downtown San Pedro, CA

Celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica by connecting back to your Italian roots and showing your Italian pride through the Italy Run LA. Italians and Italian-Americans are an integral part of what makes Los Angeles the hub of Italian culture and heritage. Join the Consulate General of Italy Los Angeles and Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA) in filling the streets of San Pedro with Green, White and Red on June 5th, 2022.

Italy Run LA is a family-friendly race open to participants of all ages and abilities, including runners, walkers, and strollers. Experience an iconic tour through San Pedro as you run through the beautiful streets of our Los Angeles Harbor set against the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. All participants will receive a race shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race refreshments and a truly unforgettable race experience.

Throughout the last few years, the Consulate General of Italy has represented Italy in Southern California, with an overarching promotion of italian values of inclusion, tradition, innovation and transparency. To celebrate all, we are asking everybody to come out and fill the streets to enjoy a “Festa di Piazza” and celebrate the Italian Republic.

Event Location

Located at the southern point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, between Manhattan Beach and Long Beach, San Pedro is home to the busiest port in the country: the Port of Los Angeles. Also known as America’s Port, this gateway is much more than a transportation hub. It is one of the most historic and picturesque regions in Los Angeles. San Pedro is a rare balance of small-town charm, cultural attractions, and family friendly activities in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. Come enjoy a slower pace of life that is good for the soul.

#ItalyStayStrong initiative

Dear friends, cari amici,

Italy and the United States are facing an unprecedented challenge. Italy was one of the first countries hit by the Coronavirus outbreak and has been severely affected. Italians have responded with courage, from doctors and nurses on the front line to law enforcement officers, from the many volunteers to businesses, to all the citizens who every day make great sacrifices.

In light of this difficult moment, the Embassy of Italy and ISSNAF – Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation have launched the #ItalyStayStrong fundraising campaign through GoFundMe. The funds will be devolved to three Italian medical and research Institutes that not only have been at the forefront of the outbreak and continue to relentlessly fight the pandemic, but are also engaged in scientific research of therapies and vaccines:▪ the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases in RomeThe first research centre in Europe to isolate the genomic sequence of SARS-CoV-2▪ the Luigi Sacco Hospital in Milan▪ the Cotugno Hospital in Naples.

Throughout the emergency we are living, the United States — the Administration, the private sector, nonprofit organizations and our American friends — have shown solidarity, unity and provided support to Italy and the Italian people.Yet, more needs to be done. We hope to be able to count on your generous support. Find out more on how to donate by clicking on the button below.

With gratitude, con gratitudine,
The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles