Frequently Asked Questions

On the Course

How far is a 5K?

About 3.1 miles.

May I walk the 5K?

You may walk, skip, stroll, jog and run as long as you have a great time!

What should I wear?

You’re a star, baby! Get into the act and dress as your favorite movie or television star to win a “Best Performance” award swag bag.   Whatever your choice of attire, dress comfortably and enjoy the experience.

How old do I have to be to participate?

All ages are welcome.

Are kids allowed?

Of course. Schools and youth organizations will be competing in this is a fun family friendly event alongside you and your friends.   All children up to age 11 must be accompanied by an adult, and kids up to age 17 require a guardian’s signature on the participant waiver form.

May I participate with child in stroller?

Yes. Please start at the back of the race where you’ll have more wiggle room. Inform your kids what to expect.

Are wheelchairs allowed?


May I rollerblade or bike ride?

The Screenland 5K course will be reserved for walkers, joggers and runners, as the studios request that only footsteps be permitted on the backlots for purposes of safety and security. Walk n’ Rollers will conduct a fun Trike and Scooter Rally before the race along the yellow brick road. Bike Culver City is providing a complimentary Bike Valet service, so park your blades, strollers and bikes, and run with us.

May I run with my friendly dog?

For the safety of both humans and pets, only service animals are permitted on the Screenland 5K course.

How do I train for the run?

Train for the once-in-a-century Culver City Centennial Screenland 5K with a triathlete and Olympian on Sundays, 4 pm, at Culver City High School track for your Academy Awards Sunday morning journey through two movie studios and a towering rainbow.  All ages and abilities are invited to the sociable hour-long weekly workshops that will run right up to race day, Feb. 26, 2017.

“This is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy being active as a family. We started with easy run/walk intervals and are now building up each to running the full 5K on race day,” said training session leader Kirsten Bell, who recently completed her third Ironman in Quebec’s Mont Tremblant.

Olympic Games medalist and New York Marathon champion Rod Dixon and the Ocean League champion Culver City High School cross country team coach the youngsters.  The most decorated female US athlete, Allyson Felix, and two-time collegiate and national sprint champion Ginnie Crawford recently worked out with Culver City youth to prepare them for the Screenland 5K.

Start and Finish Line Festival

What must I bring to the Screenland 5K?

Bring your identification or email confirmation to pick up your bib, shirt and other goodies. Keep valuables at home.

Will there be a bike valet?

Yes. Bike Culver City is providing a complimentary Bike Valet service located next to the Actors’ Gang Theater at Media Park.

Where are the restrooms?

Portable restrooms are at the registration area and finish line festival.  You again will pass them near the two-mile mark.

What if I lose something?

To claim lost items and be reunited with friends, visit the “Solutions” or “First Aid” tents.

What happens after the run?

Enjoy the fun finish line festival with refreshments, entertainment, race and costume contest awards, and hearty congratulations for your accomplishments.

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May I register the day of the event?

Sure, unless the Screenland 5K sells out.   Fees increase closer to race day.  Follow the yellow brick road and get in the race now!

When and where do I pick-up my packet?

Arrive before the Wicked Witch of the West and obtain your official race packet with epic t-shirt and celebrity race bib, Sat., Feb. 25, 10:45 am to 3:30 pm at 9300 Culver Bl. in hip and historic downtown Culver City across from the Screenland 5K host hotel, The Culver Hotel. Ride the Metro Expo Line, take a bus, ride a bike or walk over, and we’ll give you a gift for being green, courtesy City of Culver City Public Works, Environmental Programs.   Race packets also will be available for pick-up on race morning, Sun., Feb. 26, 7:00 a.m.

Do you have a race day packet pick-up?

Yes. We recommend participants arrive between 7:00-8:00 a.m. for easy access. Onsite registration opens at 7:30 am. The Screenland 5K begins at 9:00 a.m. and Munchkin Kids Dash at 10:00 a.m.

May a friend pick up my race packet and vice versa?

You may pick up packets for teammates, friends, colleagues and family by showing a copy of their confirmation emails.

May I run the race if I am not registered?

Screenland 5K is a non-profit public charity (501 (c) (3)) raising funds for local charities and for an extraordinary experience for volunteers, runners, spectators and partners.  For reasons of safety and security, as requested by Sony Pictures Studios, The Culver Studios and city agencies, only registered guests will be allowed on the Screenland 5K course and in the finish chute area.  Friends and family are welcome to meet up with participants at the finish line festival.

What are teams?

Form a team and win “Best Ensemble!”

Your “cast & crew” will be eligible for Swag Bag prizes for best movie or TV themes, most original, most comical, best spirited and largest teams.

Promote your business, neighborhood, organization and cause.   Teams are minimum four members.

What if I register and can't make it?

Screenland 5K is a non-profit public charity (501 (c) (3)) raising funds for local charities and for an extraordinary experience for volunteers, runners, spectators and partners.  If you cannot participate after registering, Screenland 5K committee offers you three options:

  1. We will reserve your commemorative shirt, superstar race bib, and other goodies for you to pick up and enjoy as Culver City Centennial mementos.
  2. You may transfer your entry to an individual by Feb. 17 into this once-in-a-century adventure.
  3. We will gladly refund your payment with a $7.50 processing fee, if you inform us by Feb. 3.
What if it rains?

Screenland 5K is a rain or shine event, because the sun always comes out in the movies.

When is the Munchkin Kids Dash?

Kids (up to age 12) star in their race of the century at 10 a.m. on race day along the yellow brick road. Parents may accompany their children. Boys and girls receive celebrity race bibs, official race shirts and high fives by screen idols at the finish line, celebrating Culver City’s 100th birthday!  Fees are $6 for this once-in-a-century adventure.


Is there an address I can use for the start line?

In the heart of downtown Culver City:

Media Park, 9070 Venice Bl., Culver City, CA 90232

Parcel B, 9300 Culver Bl., Culver City, CA 90232

Where do I park?

Parking is free until 11 a.m. and $1 for each succeeding 30 minutes in the three public parking structures near the start and finish line festival.   If you arrive early, you will find parking on city streets, but please be respectful of the neighbors and read all street parking signs.  Better yet, follow Glinda the Good Witch and take the metro, bus, bicycle or walk over.