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USATF, Bobby Kersee, and WebMD Unveil Details About First-ever LA Grand Prix Track Festival

USATF, Bobby Kersee, and WebMD Unveil Details About First-ever LA Grand Prix Track Festival

The LA Grand Prix is part of USATF’s Grand Prix Series of elite gold-label events. A portion of funds raised from the LA Grand Prix events will go toward funding for athlete development and youth athletics, boosting the visibility of the sport on a global scale.

“At this athletic and musical weekend, we will celebrate the five core elements of the sport: equality, equanimity, community, vitality, and inclusivity,” said Bob Brisco, CEO of Internet Brands and WebMD. “And we will have a lot of fun surprises.”

International Gold-Label Track Meet & Fan Festival

The LA Grand Prix weekend opens the evening of May 26, 2023, with the USATF Distance Classic, followed on the afternoon of May 27, 2023, with an international, gold-label track meet, both at UCLA’s iconic Drake Stadium. The meet is expected to draw some of the biggest names in the sport and will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

Adding to the excitement, a music, food, and fan festival will run throughout the afternoon adjacent to the meet. The festival will offer innovative fan experiences and an eclectic mix of food options and musical performances.

The USATF Legends Jam: A Truly Legendary Party Under The Stars

Following the meet and fan festival, the first-ever USATF Legends Jam takes place at UCLA on the evening of May 27, 2023. This exuberant party under the stars will offer a unique opportunity to enjoy fine food and celebrate alongside track and field legends while grooving to a wonderfully diverse collection of LA’s very best R&B, Gospel, Soul, and Rock ‘N Roll musical acts.

The Legends Jam will also honor numerous track and field legends who left a lasting impact on the sport and their larger communities.

About USATF

USA Track & Field (USATF), based in Indianapolis, is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running, and race walking in the U.S. The organization provides leadership for Athletics, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, and develops and selects Team USATF, #1 in the World.

The organization also provides leadership to school-aged, prep, collegiate, and adult athletic programs and competitions. With more than 30 million adult runners in the US, the organization’s activities are broad, encompassing sanctioning more than 8,000 events annually and nurturing grassroots programs, such as the Junior Olympics, to help develop the sport’s future stars.

About the Internet Brands/WebMD Impact Fund

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