We’re honored to welcome the Neighborhood Nip Foundation as an official charity partner for the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon. The foundation honors the enduring legacy of the late, great Nipsey Hussle, a Los Angeles icon who died in 2019 at the age of 33.
Hussle, who was born in Los Angeles, was not only a skilled lyricist and hip-hop musician but also an entrepreneur, actor and thoughtful activist who worked to build and unite the South Los Angeles community.
Hussle’s The Marathon Clothing (TMC) brand will enter a team of 15 or more runners, with all funds raised by each runner benefitting the Neighborhood Nip Foundation. The participating team is sponsored by The Marathon Clothing (TMC), The Marathon Water, and Puma.
“We are honored to be able to partner with the LA Marathon. It means a lot to us because it’s something that Nip spoke about and had an interest in being a part of. He told the whole team about it and how he wanted the brand to do something with the LA Marathon, especially since it’s in L.A.,” Sam Asghedom, Hussle’s brother, told The Hollywood Reporter. “Nip actually wanted to run the marathon. He told us all to get ready and get in shape for it. That’s why it feels so good for this to be coming to fruition.”
The Neighborhood Nip Foundation will kick off programming in 2024 with a reconstruction of the Nipsey Hussle Plaza property, located at 3420 W. Slauson Avenue, the original location of his Marathon store. The renovated site will serve as a community center for elementary and high school students and will focus on academics and music.
“Hussle’s ‘marathon’ mentality and mindset fueled his ability to persevere against all odds and achieve greatness in every endeavor of his life,” Asghedom said. “We are so proud and honored to be a part of the LA Marathon. As Hussle would say, ‘Life is a marathon, run a lap.”
“Nipsey Hussle’s iconic legacy is a beacon of inspiration for everyone in the City of Los Angeles and we are delighted to welcome the Neighborhood Nip Foundation as an official charity partner,” said Melissa Christian, Charity Director for the Los Angeles Marathon. “The Los Angeles Marathon is so much more than just a race; it’s a platform to empower communities and this partnership truly embodies that spirit, uniting our neighborhoods in a shared commitment to build a healthier world while celebrating Nipsey Hussle’s enduring legacy of resilience in the city he loved.”
Each year the Los Angeles Marathon hosts thousands of runners who choose to make their experience more meaningful by running on behalf of a charity. With 105+ Nonprofit Partners, our Nonprofit Partner Program connects the philanthropic community to the passionate race participants willing to raise funds and create awareness for meaningful causes. Since its inception, the Nonprofit Partnership Program has raised more than $68 million to benefit our partner organizations.
Team TMF is the official fundraising program for The McCourt Foundation. Fundraising for Team TMF means every mile you run makes a difference and supports our mission to cure neurological diseases while empowering communities to build a healthier world. When you join Team TMF you run for free with a commitment to fundraising and enjoy exclusive perks and get access to exclusive fundraising incentives.
For more information about our charity partners or how to run with one of our charity partners, visit the our Charity Info page here.