4th Annual Run/Walk for Health event – to benefit the VDL house designed by Richard Neutra – Los Angeles charity event report

Julius Shulman photo of Neutra, 1966.
Julius Shulman photo of Neutra at VDL House, 1966.


The 4th Annual Run/Walk for Health event is happening on April 27, 2014 in Silver Lake to benefit the VDL house designed by Richard Neutra.

All proceeds will benefit the preservation of this iconic modernist house.

 Old Oak Cellars in Pasadena is donating some of their superb wine to the event.

From the organization:

Thanks to one and all for your volunteering and PARTICIPATING!
We hope we’ve established a tradition for future years. Everyone has had a lot of fun planning this; the cause remains; we hope you’ve enjoyed yourself as well. We hope to see you on the Sunday closest to Earth Day each year, as time passes.

Mark your calendar and join us again for our next Run-Walk event! If you can help, volunteer here.

We have in place the order buttons for our next event; It’s not too early to contribute. Each click will represent that amount of a tax deductible cash contribution for PRESERVATION. We’re now actively taking reservations for our next event!

You can PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY from any place in the world if you can’t make it out here personally to join in! Preservation increasingly needs everyone’s support!

Clicking this button, will show your support, and donates $25.00 of which $15.00 will count towards your yearly membership in the Institute.

Neutra VDL House 2 by
Neutra VDL House 2 by



Sunday, April 27th–post Earth Day–2014.
Start and End Location:
Silver Lake Meadow across from the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II, 2300 Silver Lake Blvd. Los Angeles, California.

Circumnavigate counter-clockwise, around Silver Lake Reservoir on the paths.
Included in Fee: Neutra Run-Walk for Health, Commemorative T-shirt in your size!, entry to Award and Closing ceremony.

**This being a charitable event, your donations will be gratefully accepted as such even in the event of rain or if for other reasons the events can not happen as hoped for. There can be no refunds.

Virtual Run-Walk Opportunity.
No matter where you are in the world, you can participate! Click here to donate a minimum of $25 which will include your $15 annual membership! You’ll get listed in a special post event roster ‘VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS’. You can increase your donation by adjusting the quantity button above.


7:00am – Pre-race gathering and last minute registration at VDL House.

7:40am – Opening Ceremony: Silver Lake Meadow (across from VDL).

8:00am – 8K Individual Run: Entry fee is $40/person

8:15am – 4K Individual Run: Entry fee is $35/person.

8:30am – 4K Individual and Children’s Walk: Entry fee is $15/person (kids under 7 are free).

8:45am – Family Walk: Entry fee is $25/family.

9:00am – 20K Bike Run: Entry Fee is $25/rider. 5 times around course in bike lane.

9:30-10:00am – Award Ceremony and Closing Ceremony: Free with pre-paid entry.


1:00pm-4:30pm – Neutra Place Interiors Tour: Rare opportunity between 1:00 and 4:30PM to see inside 4-5 Neutras on Neutra Place a half Block South of the start-finish line in the meadow and VDL. You pick up your tix at VDL and tour in any order you choose. No children under 10, and no interior photography please. Be prepared to take shoes off inside. $75/person.

10:00am-4:30pm – VDL Research House Self-Guided Tour assisted by volunteer: $15/person; open to all; no reservation required.

5:00pm-6:45pm – Wine Reception for VIPs on VDL house patio: $35/person with reservation. Sign up early; limited space.
7:00pm-9:30pm – Evening with VIPs interested in the preservation of VDL. Light Dinner provided: $65/person with reservation. Sign up early; limited space.

All Day Ticket 1 – $175 Includes all entries except the Run-Walk events above

All Day Ticket 2 – $205 Includes all entries including your choice of a $40 or lesser Run-Walk event above

Go here to purchase tickets.


Neutra Fun Run





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Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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