Sharsheret West Coast Dash – 5K/10K/Family Fun Race

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On Sunday, September 15, 2024, Sharsheret will gather on Dockweiler Beach for our Third Annual West Coast Dash in support of our breast and ovarian cancer work.

Our run/walk will include a new route and will have a 5K, 10K, Family Fun Race, and Event Festival. There is a virtual option available.

All ages, abilities and strollers welcome.


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Why this race? Why now?

Whether it touched your mom, your best friend, your brother or even you, Sharsheret
knows that breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and hereditary risk for cancer is a family issue.
Join us when we gather our community on the beach for a morning of fun and fitness for our 3rd annual race. 

Thank you for your participation and support,

Karen Goss and Shuli Bendheim Steinlauf, Race Co-Chairs
Jessica Jablon, California Regional Director

Race Start Times (subject to change)

5K/10K Races – 8am 

Family Fun Race – 9:15am 

Virtual Race – Choose your own adventure

Event Festival – Throughout the morning


Race Prices (prices increase 7/15)

10K Race – $53

5K Race – $43

Family Fun Race (1K for all ages) – $20

Virtual Race – $36



Suggested Donation – $250

VIP Race Gift – Donations $1000+ 

Race Grand Marshals

Healthcare Hero Grand Marshal – Dr. Joshua G. Cohen

Dr. Joshua G. Cohen is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist and Medical Director of the Gynecologic Cancer Program at the Lennar Foundation Cancer Center at City of Hope Orange County. He completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has been recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as one of L.A.’s Top Doctors and a Southern California Super Doctor. He has worked with Sharsheret for the past five years and serves on the CA Advisory Committee. Dr. Cohen is grateful for the immense work that Sharsheret does with patients and families impacted by breast and ovarian cancer.


Honorary Community Hero Grand Marshal – Rabbi Aimee Irshay Gerace z”l

Commemorating the First Yahrzeit of Beloved Communal Leader and Educator

Rabbi Aimee Irshay Gerace devoted her career to serving the Jewish community and has set in motion a remarkable legacy with the tremendous force of her words, actions, laughter, wisdom, and grace. Aimee most recently served as the Education Director at Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center from 2017 until her passing from breast cancer in October 2023. It’s not actually possible to know or measure her impact, because it’s just getting started and will continue for generations through her family, her friends, her students, her colleagues, the communities she built, and her beautiful and brilliant children.

Race Details

5K / 10K 

Race Entry tickets include a race t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Both races will be chip timed. Recommended for elementary school-age and above. 

Family Fun Race (1K)

Race Entry tickets are for ages 1 and up and include a race t-shirt and medal. This race is open to people of all abilities and generations of families running or walking together. Get ready for the photo opportunity!!

Virtual Race

Join us from anywhere around the country. Race tickets purchased by August 31st will receive a race t-shirt by mail.


Early Bird Packet Pickup Details
LA Metro Pickup
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Valley Pickup
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Win Trophies and Prizes for:

Team that raises the most money

Best race day costumes

Team with the most racers

Synagogue with the most racers

School with the most racers

Team with the most donors

First team to hit $1,800 (from multiple donors)

First team to hit $5,000 (from multiple donors)

Top family fundraising team

Top under 18 fundraiser


Leadership Listing

Event Co-Chairs:

Karen Goss and Shuli Benheim Steinlauf

Event Planning Committee:

Sari Abrams | Sharon Bacharach | Sarina Basch | Kathi Barnhard | Heather Berkowitz | Isabelle Blye | Yocheved Deutch | Dr. Sarah Farzan | Shari Fishman | Carri Garelick | Sharon Gomperts | Abbi Hertz | Stacy Kent | Allyson Kimmel | Julie Klein  | Jessica Lundy | Courtney Mizel | Laura Osman | Rivkie Samson | Elisa Schoenfeld | Chaya Serbin | Jennifer Smith | Sheila Baran Spiwak | Alex Tafet | Barbara Weisman | Marisa Yafai

California Community Advisory Committee:

Sari Abrams | Sharon Bacharach, Co-Chair | Kathi Barnhard, Co-Chair | Mollie Bauer | Dr. Leslie Botnick | Dr. Joshua Cohen | Dr. Noam Drazin | Dr. Sarah Farzan | Carri Garelick | Karen Goss | Abbi Hertz | Brad Hertz | Lisa Hofheimer | Stacy Kent | Miriam Kraemer | Dr. Amy Kusske | Courtney Mizel | Dr. Debbie Mund | Bita Nehoray | Danielle Pullman | Nicole Sacks | Elisa Schoenfeld | Chaya Serbin | Dr. Taaly Silberstein | Shuli Bendheim Steinlauf

Event Team Captains (as of 6/20/24):

Sari Abrams | Sarina Basch | Mollie Bauer | Nancy Beiser | Carolyn Burns | Cari Cohn-Morros | Joshua Cohen | Jaclyn Cohen | Yoselin Cordon | Jenna Fields | Jenna Fields | Melanie Fisher | Rachel Fried | Lori Getz | Karen Goss | Stefanie Hagen | Joshua Hofheimer | Dion Jackson | Jessica Jablon | Karen Kalan | Joanna Kasirer | Stacy Kent | Melissa Kovach | Taryn Maister | Suzanne Marks | Laura Ogozaly | Dana Petro | Danielle Pullman | Symone Sass | Aimee Sax | Elisa Schoenfeld | Chaya Serbin | Taaly Silberstein | Shuli Steinlauf | Alex Tafet


Download our sponsorship form or contact Jessica Jablon.

Underwriter Sponsor

Ambassador Sponsors


Patron Sponsors

Gold Supporter

Community Supporter

We Fit Moms

Thank You to our Generous Donors

Sapphire Jewel
Sheila Baran Spiwak and Alan Spiwak

Ruby Jewels
Jackie and Joshua Cohen | Lindsey and Gary Fields | Karen and Jeff Goss | Abbi Hertz and David Krauss | Lisa and Joshua Hofheimer | Marcie and Scott Howard | Stacey and Ranon Kent | Lisa and Victor Kohn

Chai Sponsors
Shuli and Avi Steinlauf

Liz and Peter Steinlauf

Ellen Braun | Dana Petro and The Petro Family

Sarina Basch | The Berkowitz Family | Ellen and Jeff Brown | Hadar and Seth Cohen | Rhonda Cohen | Robert De Marco | The Lake Family | Peggy Robin

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