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ACE Marathon Weekend Schedule

2017 ACE Marathon Surf City

Hosted by our Los Angeles ACE communities, English as a New Language team and ACE Advocates, our plans go way beyond 26.2 miles. We have several events through the weekend of February 3rd-5th designed to reach your mind, body, and soul. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Professional Development to Improve Outcomes for English Learners
    9 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Monica Catholic Community, 725 California Avenue, Santa Monica California, 90403

Hosted by ACE’s ENL team, the morning workshops will address strategies to bolster language acquisition, highly effective instructional techniques, culturally sustaining practices, literacy supports and teaching English in the content areas. The professional development is free and open to all educators. Register today!

  • Mass, Dinner, and a Panel Discussion
    5 p.m. at St. Albert the Great, 804 E. Compton Boulevard, Rancho Dominguez, California, 90220

We will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m., followed by ACE’s traditional blessing of the shoes and a pasta dinner. At 6 p.m., we will host “All Are Welcome: The Role of Dual Language Instruction in Sustaining Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in Catholic Schools.” The panel will spotlight this innovative and timely approach to Catholic education and highlight the two-way immersion efforts in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Panel participants include Paty Salazar Harty, an ACE alum and principal of Saint Sebastian Catholic School; Luis Fraga, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame; and Susan Abelein, Ph.D., Director of Leadership Formation for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach
    Huntington Beach, California; Marathon starts at 6:30 a.m., half marathon starts at 7:45 a.m.

Run, walk, or cheer your friends as they run more miles than any sane person would. Register now before the prices increase!

In the great tradition of ACE, we’ll be raising money for one of our schools. This year’s school is St. Albert the Great, and the money will be used to update the school’s classrooms and provide a safe learning environment. The fundraising goals are $300 for marathon runners, $200 for half-marathon runners and $100 for cheerleaders. Learn more and join the team on our Crowdrise page.

  • Super Bowl Game Watch
    Location and teams to be determined

Once you’ve had enough time on your feet for one day, sit down with friends and watch the big game. More information to come.

Interested in any of these events? Let us know that you're coming!

Will you be in LA for the 2017 ACE Marathon?

Questions? Contact Kati Macaluso at  or (574) 631-4581