Los Angeles – On Sunday morning, The 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half-Marathon benefiting the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) took place in Downtown Los Angeles. More than 300 Team ASPCA members joined 12,000 runners to cross the finish line to raise money and awareness for the ASPCA’s life-saving work. The ASPCA also hosted a Shelter Pet Costume Contest with special guest judge Fiona, recipient of the 2012 ASPCA “Dog of the Year” Humane Award. The contest featured adoptable pets from the Los Angeles Animal Alliance and Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation, to which the ASPCA presented a grant of $100,000 to further their mission of finding homes for animals in need and ending animal homelessness in the Los Angeles area. Animal lovers watched the contest and snacked on Walkers Scottie Dog cookies provided by Walkers Shortbread.
Celebrities in attendance include Will Ferrell, Brandon & Leah Jenner, Skylar Laine (American Idol Season 11), Camryn (Recording Artist), Neil Everett (ESPN’s SportsCenter), Andrea Barber (Full House), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and many more!
Comedian and funny man, Will Ferrell was spotted constantly checking his watch for timing during the race. Will seemed to be very pleased with his time of 1 hour, 4 minutes, and 56 seconds as he crossed the finish line and rushed right to the post-race re-fuel station.
Olympian and Dancing with the Stars frontrunner Shawn Johnson met her idol when she ran into American Idol finalist Skylar Lane in the VIP tent before the race. The two were spotted taking photos and complimenting each others success on their respective reality competitions.