Numerous movie, TV and sports figures came out to support the effort, including Wizard's of Waverly Place and Miley Cyrus beau, Gregg Sulkin, The Bachelor's Matt Grant, Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp, Glee's Agron, pop star Jordan Johnson, Twilight's Charlie Bewley, Model and Actress Molly Sims, The Spy Next Door's Madeline Carroll and Will Shadley, Disney's Christmas Carol's Sammi Hantatty, pop star Drew Seeley, E!'s Amy Paffrath and High School Musical's Olesya Rullin. My Teen Topix's contributing writer, Oliver Peake also ran in support of the Red Cross.
Duhamel estimated attendance at about 3,000 people, with each runner contributing at least $10 to participate. Although the run was focused on youth, many adults also came out to run or to just support the kids with their donations. The peakPRgroup's Christine Peake and Ben Decker helped organize this very successful event.
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Thousands of runners of all ages took part in the event
My Teen Topix's Oliver Peake was one of the first runners to cross the finish line
A triumphant runner finishes the two mile run in the sun
Olivia Smith Running to help the Red Cross
Runners came from schools and communities throughout Southern California
The Dodger's Matt Kemp and friends lent their support
The spirit of the event
Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp takes time with the fans
E!'s Amy Paffrath
Twilight Saga's Charlie Bewley (Demetri)
Volturi Vampires Support the Red Cross and not just the Blood Drive
peakPRgroup's Christine Peake helps to coordinate activities
Don Brooks of Don-A-Matrix training, who helped come up with the idea for the event
Matt Kemp scores with fans
Disney stars Drew Seeley, and Jordan Johnson ran for Haiti relief
Matt Grant "The Bachelor"
Matt Kemp's winning smile
Ben Decker, Gregg Sulkin, Millicent Sheridan, Josh Duhamal, and Christine Peake
Greg Sulkin, Josh Duhamel, and Jordan Johnson
Josh Duhamel with American Red Cross Santa Monica Chapter leaders Marcia Caldrola and Rob Amonic, M.D.
Heroes L.A. County Fire Fighter Malibu Air Attack Division
Diligently Collecting Donations
Pro Race Car Driver Danny Bopp with Jake Kloberdanz
Josh Duhamel and American Red Cross of Santa Monica Board Chair Dr. Rob Amonic accept a check from St. Martin of Tours School for $1000
Man of the hour Josh Duhamal with a young fan after a phenomenal fundraiser in Santa Monica