The Exceptional Minds' 5K Run/Walk

The Exceptional Minds' 5K Run/Walk Run/Walk
Exceptional Minds

About The Exceptional Minds 5K Run/Walk

Exceptional Minds is thrilled to kick off our

1st Annual Exceptional Minds 5K Run/Walk

When: December 8, 2019

  • 8:30am: Check-in
  • 9am: Group Warm-up/Entertainment
  • 10am: Race Starts
  • 11:30am: Winners Announced/wrap up

Where: Hollywood’s historic Griffith Park

  • 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, L.A., 90027
  • Free parking, close to race site
  • Follow Generosity 5K signs to check-in area

What: A chip timed race to raise funds for our professional training academy and working studio for individuals with autism

  • For race participants $25 fee to register individually and we are asking each participant to raise at least $200 from their peer network for this amazing organization
  • Don't want to race? You can donate!

Don’t miss this exciting and family-friendly Los Angeles event. Registration is limited, so don’t wait!

View the Course Map Here

Questions? See FAQ or email


Starts at:  December 8, 2019 11:30 AM
Ends at:  December 8, 2019 3:00 PM


Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles,CA 90027 USA


Genevieve Paine

Why Support Exceptional Minds?

Exceptional Minds is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit professional academy and digital arts/animation studio for artists and animators on the autism spectrum. Our academy trains students in the technical and work readiness skills required for employment in the entertainment industry fields of visual effects and animation. Staffed by graduate artists, our studio contracts for visual effects, animation, and gaming projects. Exceptional Minds’ goal is empowering people with autism to achieve their full professional potential and leading in the transformation of global expectations regarding their capabilities.

We have taught 1,069 class participants (young adults, teens, children) across all programs since the opening of our professional training academy in 2011. We serve an average of 250 students and artists per year.

Exceptional Minds’ professional visual effects and animation studio has completed professional contracts for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the Avenges series of blockbusters, including Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and the record-setting Avengers: Endgame, among others. Our artists worked on five 2019 Academy Award-nominated films, including winners Green Book, Black Panther, and First Man.

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