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Los Angeles Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Marathon

Date 08 Mar 2020

About Los Angeles Marathon

Over 24,000 athletes from all 50 states and more than 63 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the Finish Line in Santa Monica.

It’s Sunday morning and excitement fills the air as you take your place for the start of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is a scenic tour throughout the best spots in LA from stadium to the sea! From Dodger Stadium, through Hollywood, down Sunset Blvd. and all the way to the beautiful Santa Monica Pier – this is a race you won’t forget! The Skechers Performance LA Marathon is on!!

Distances

LA Marathon

  • 42.195km

LA Big 5K

  • 5km

Practicalities

Age Limit

Participants must be 16 years or older on race day for the marathon. There is no age minimum for participation in the LA BIG 5K.

Aid Stations

Twenty two (22) fully-staffed aid stations will feature both Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Lemon-Lime. At each Aid Station, electrolyte tables will be first, followed by water. Participants are advised to continue moving through the Aid Station if the first tables are too crowded to conveniently obtain fluids.There is medical support at both the Start and Finish Lines as well as along the course. Medical vans are staged at miles 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24. Medical tents are located at the Finish Line and in the Post Food & Fluid Area on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica.

Award Medals

Participants will compete in the following male and female age divisions: 12-15 (SRLA only), 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over The top 3 finishers in each age division will receive a commemorative award. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal.

Maximum Time

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon has a maximum net race day finish time of six hours and 30 minutes (6:30:59 from the time the last runner crosses the start line). The Marathon course will reopen for public use on a rolling schedule based on this time limit. Participants that fall behind this pace will be directed to the sidewalk and allowed to finish the race, but will not be guaranteed a finishing time.

Transport

Complimentary shuttles are available to participants from Union Station in Los Angeles and Santa Monica City Hall. Runners also have the option of being dropped off at the Start at Dodger Stadium.

Los Angeles Marathon Route Map

Los Angeles Marathon Route Map

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Rose McKay

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Stadium to the Sea, running through the landmarks of our beautiful city, along with twenty five thousand souls, it is quite a spectacular event.... We started at the one and only Dodger Stadium, runn...

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Start:

Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles,us

Finish:

Santa Monica

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Highlights

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon's Stadium to the Sea course takes runners from Dodger Stadium across Los Angeles to a scenic finish just steps from the Santa Monica Pier.The Sketchers Performance LA Marathon is known for its start-to-finish entertainment program to encourage runners and to celebrate the city’s diversity. Dozens of bands will play along the course, celebrating the triumph of each marathoner.

The new “Stadium to the Sea” course not only includes a net elevation drop of 430 feet, but it also incorporates many iconic landmarks for which Los Angeles is world renowned. After circulating around historic Dodger Stadium the course negotiates past Chinatown. The course winds through the communities of Echo Park and Silver Lake. the course also passes through notable Hollywood landmarks, then through the heart of Beverly Hills and straight down Rodeo Drive. from there The course continues west to Century City and continues along San Vicente Boulevard. The final three miles of the marathon are set in Santa Monica.

Overview

The race starts at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012. The race ends on Ocean Avenue at the intersection of Ocean Ave and California Avenue in Santa Monica.  The new “Stadium to the Sea” course not only includes a net elevation drop of 430 feet, but it also incorporates many iconic landmarks for which Los Angeles is world renowned.After circulating around historic Dodger Stadium, the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, the course negotiates past Chinatown and its famous Twin Dragon Towers Gateway, El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Park, the oldest section of the city, and two of the latest additions to the city’s cutting-edge architectural heritage: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, designed by Rafael Moneo. 

At mile 6, the course winds through the communities of Echo Park and Silver Lake before linking up to Sunset Boulevard, where it offers runners a picturesque view of the celebrated Hollywood sign.For the next eight miles, the course guides runners past such other notable Hollywood landmarks as the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Comedy Store, the House of Blues Sunset Strip and Whiskey A Go Go. After leaving West Hollywood, the course winds through the heart of Beverly Hills and straight down Rodeo Drive, one of the most affluent, highest profile shopping thoroughfares in the world.From Beverly Hills, the course continues west to Century City, a commercial and residential district originally developed on land which comprised the backlot for 20th Century Fox studios. 

The “Stadium to the Sea” course includes six miles along Historic Route 66, a celebrated national highway that for decades spanned 2,451 miles from Normal, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It also traverses through the grounds of the Veterans Administration, a sprawling facility originally founded in 1887 which now houses, among other things, the VA’s West Los Angeles Healthcare System. After leading race participants into the community of Brentwood, the course continues along San Vicente Boulevard, a popular, pedestrian-friendly street which attracts runners of all abilities 365 days a year. The final three miles of the marathon is set in Santa Monica, where the course eventually runs along scenic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and it concludes on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier and its stunning solar-powered Ferris wheel.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.