First, Not Last 5K Fundraiser

First, Not Last. It’s a simple mantra, but an empowering one. Yes, we are ready to leave our mark in this world. Yes, we are capable of anything we put our mind to. It’s our time. 

The UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association (UCB CLAA) Los Angeles Chapter is excited to host our first-ever 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser. We’re starting the tradition virtually.  To join and have the opportunity to win prizes, register, and complete the race at your own pace and wherever you are by April 4

All proceeds support UC Berkeley CLAA-LA professional development programming and student scholarships.

Registration :

  • $40 per participant

Your fee automatically wins you:

  • A virtual bib
  • The official race participation medal
  • The official race hat
  • A chance at happiness

Fine Print:

  • Mailing fees are included in your registration. We will ship all items to you!
  • Additional prizes will be awarded for the top 10 running times. Please upload your time no later than April 5th at 11:59pm PST to qualify for prizes. 

Check out the Instagram Photo Contest Page for more opportunities to win! 

Prep the running shoes, throw your running music on, and see you on Instagram. 

#SomosBerkeley #FirstNotLast5k #WeRunLA

Photo Contest

We are hosting FOUR photo contests:

  1. “Most Spirited Bear”
  2. “Most Scenic Trail”
  3. “Best Family Run”
  4. “Best Fur Baby/Adult Duo”

Winners will receive fun surprises to be announced via social media. Follow us!

To enter the photo contest, follow and tag UC Berkeley CLAA-Los Angeles ( and use the hashtag #FirstNotLast5k in your post! Submissions for all categories will be accepted from March 27 through April 4.

Alternatively you can submit your photos to with the subject like “First Not Last 5k – Instagram Photo Contest”

Your Instagram account must be public. Open to participants 18 and over. Void where prohibited. 

Running Trails

Rose Bowl

Rose Bowl Loop Trail
Distance: 3.1 mi / 5K

Griffith park

Lower Beacon Trail
Distance: 3.1 mi / 5K

Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Loop
Distance: 3.1 mi / 5K

Additional running trails in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area can be found here.