by Stephen Garner

SkechersIn celebration of one of the most iconic marathons in the world, Skechers Performance – a division of Skechers USA, Inc. – has created a limited edition apparel and footwear collection for its third year as title sponsor of the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.

At the big event on Sunday, March 18, and throughout race weekend, the performance brand will offer race-branded merchandise and host several events, including a meet and greet with Skechers Performance elite athlete and four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi. At the Health & Fitness Expo, the company and its Bobs from Skechers line will host a register round up to assist hundreds of sheltered and foster dogs in the Los Angeles area find permanent homes through Angel City Pit Bulls.

Limited edition footwear, apparel, and accessories inspired by the inaugural 1986 marathon will be offered at the Skechers Performance booth in the Health & Fitness Expo, located at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Influenced by sights seen through the iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course, the collection includes limited edition pairs of GO Run Forza 3TM and Skechers GO Meb Razor 2TM. Items from the collection are available now on and at select Skechers retail stores. Following the race, Skechers Performance official race merchandise will also be available for purchase during the Finish Festival at Santa Monica Boulevard and 2nd Street.

For any Skechers Performance merchandise purchased during the Health & Fitness Expo, shoppers have the option to round their purchase up to the nearest whole dollar or make a flat donation with proceeds going to Angel City Pit Bulls-an official race charity -to help assist hundreds of sheltered pit bulls in the Los Angeles area find permanent homes. Skechers Performance and Angel City Pit Bulls will also host an 80’s-themed cheer zone at mile 15 of the marathon course-near the corner of Santa Monica and Robertson boulevards. Spectators are invited to join the cheer zone in 80’s-inspired costumes and enjoy giveaways for both dogs and their owners.

“The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is the marquee event for Skechers Performance and meaningful for us to be a part of as we are based in Los Angeles and take so much inspiration from the surrounding community,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers. “As a global brand with Southern California roots, we are excited to welcome runners from all over the world to the place we call home as we celebrate the hard work and dedication that will lead each of them through this iconic race.”