Conquer LA Challenge

Run your way across Los Angeles and earn extra medals with the Conquer LA Challenge. 

Whether you're building up to your first marathon or you've run a dozen, this challenge is the perfect way to get training and have a great time in the process. You'll get a medal for each race and a special Conquer LA Challenge medal at the end of the marathon, earning yourself the ultimate bragging rights! 

2023 Conquer LA Challenge

• Santa Monica Classic 5K or 10K – September 11, 2022 REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL FOR LIMITED TIME (valid while supplies last or until 11/30/22)
• Rose Bowl Half Marathon - January 15, 2023 REGISTER
• Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS - March 19, 2023 REGISTER

Qualifying participants will earn their challenge medal at the Los Angeles Marathon in March.

To qualify for this, you must register and complete all three events and when registering use the same email address for all three.

Challenge Medal FAQ's

What are your Challenge Medals?

We have three Challenge Medals:
Conquer LA:
Santa Monica Classic 5K or 10K – September 11, 2022
Rose Bowl Half Marathon - January 15, 2023
Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS - March 19, 2023

Triple 5K Tour of LA
Santa Monica Classic 5K – September 11, 2022
Rose Bowl 5K - January 15, 2023
LA Big 5K - March 18, 2023

LA Double Play
LA Big 5K - March 18, 2023
Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS - March 19, 2023

How do you earn your Challenge medals?

You must complete the events for each Challenge medal in a season. Those events are:
Conquer LA:
Santa Monica Classic 5K or 10K – September 11, 2022 or virtual for limited time
Rose Bowl Half Marathon - January 15, 2023
Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS - March 19, 2023

Triple 5K Tour of LA
Santa Monica Classic 5K – September 11, 2022 or virtual for limited time
Rose Bowl 5K - January 15, 2023
LA Big 5K - March 18, 2023

LA Double Play
LA Big 5K - March 18, 2023
Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS - March 19, 2023

Where do you pick up your Challenge medal?

You will pick up the Conquer LA challenge medal in the secure zone after you finish the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon
You will pick up your Triple 5K Tour of LA challenge medal in the secure zone after you finish the 2023 LA Big 5K
You will pick up the LA Double Play challenge medal in the secure zone after you finish the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon

How do I register for the Challenge medals?

Be sure to register with the same name, email address, and birthdate for all medals. You can check your registration status for any event by logging into your Active account at myevents.active.com. If you see all the events listed there you’re all set, if you are missing an event and believe you are registered for the missing event please email us at Solutions@mccourtfoundation.org

Can I qualify for both the Triple 5K Tour of LA and Conquer LA Challenge medals?

Yes, but you’ll need to complete all events within each Challenge Medal.
Triple 5K Tour of LA: Santa Monica Classic 5K, Rose Bowl 5K, LA Big 5K
Conquer LA: Santa Monica Classic 10K, Rose Bowl Half Marathon, Los Angeles Marathon

How do you complete all 6 distances to qualify for both Challenge medals?

To qualify for both Challenge medals you need to complete the Santa Monica Classic 5K and 10K, both the Rose Bowl 5K and Half Marathon, and the LA Big 5K and Los Angeles Marathon
The Santa Monica Classic 5K can count toward the Triple 5K or the Conquer LA Challenge. The Santa Monica Classic 10K count toward the Conquer LA Challenge only.
If you want to do both Challenge Medals you cannot double-dip your 5K entry, you must do the 5K and the 10K.
If you did one Santa Monica Classic distance in person, you can complete the other distance virtually for a limited time.
If you did not participate in either distance in person, you can buy both a 5K and 10K entry virtually for a limited time.

Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K
The Rose Bowl 5K only counts to the Triple 5K and Rose Bowl Half only counts to the Conquer LA.
If you want to earn both Challenge medals, you have two options:
Register for both events (5K and half marathon) and wear both bibs on January 15 at the event, but complete the Half Marathon distance on that day. We will count the first 5K of your half marathon as your 5K time.
Register for one event in person and the other event virtually. The virtual option is ONLY available to people who want to use it for a Challenge medal qualification.
To do either of these options, please email or Customer Service team at solutions@mccourtfoundatoin.org
Please note, it is not possible to run the 5K and the half marathon (16.2 miles) on race day at the Rose Bowl due to the races starting at the same time.

LA Big 5K & Los Angeles Marathon
You must participate in both the LA Big 5K and LA Marathon in person, no exceptions. There will be no virtual participation for these events.

How do I know if I am qualified for challenge medals?

Log into your active account at myevents.active.com and confirm what events you are registered for and completed. If you do not see the expected events in your account email solutions@mccourtfoundation.org.

I did Santa Monica Classic, and I am registered for the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon or 2023 LA Big 5K, but I can’t participate in Rose Bowl Half or 5K in person – help!

You can participate in the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & 5K virtually. Please email solutions@mccourtoundation.org for a private link.
Virtual participation for the Rose Bowl is only available to those who are trying to qualify for a Challenge Medal.
Virtual participation at the Rose Bowl is not available for stand-alone participation.
You must complete your distance and provide proof by Sunday, January 15.
Virtual mailings will be mailed starting February 1.

I am registered for the Rose Bowl 5K and LA Big 5K, but I missed the Santa Monica Classic 5K, can I still earn the Triple 5K?

Yes, until November 30 or while supplies last you can register and participate in the Santa Monica Classic 5K virtually.

I am registered for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon & Los Angeles Marathon, but I missed the Santa Monica Classic 10K, can I still earn the Conquer LA challenge medal?

Yes, until November 30 or while supplies last you can register and participate in the Santa Monica Classic 10K virtually.

I am registered for the LA Big 5K, but I missed the Santa Monica Classic 5K and need to register for the Rose Bowl 5K, can I still earn the Triple 5K?

Yes, until November 30 or while supplies last you can register and participate in the Santa Monica Classic 5K virtually.
The Rose Bowl 5K is open now but it will sell out soon – register today!

I am registered for the Los Angeles Marathon, but I missed the Santa Monica Classic 10K and want to register for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, can I still earn the Conquer LA challenge medal?

Yes, until November 30 or while supplies last you can register and participate in the Santa Monica Classic 10K virtually.
The Rose Bowl Half Marathon is open now but will sell out as we get closer to race day, so don’t wait.

I completed the Santa Monica Classic and registered for the Rose Bowl Half Marathon or 5K, I want to earn a challenge medal, what do I do?

Are you going for the Triple 5K tour of LA? Register for the LA Big 5K Are you going for the Conquer LA Challenge? Register for the Los Angeles Marathon!