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LA Marathon Guide 2014


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The Marathon
Race Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014
Start Times
Seeded Corrals Open: 5:00 am
Hand Cycles: 6:50 am
Wheelchairs: 6:55 am
Seeded Corrals Close: 7:00 am
Elite Women Start: 7:10 am
Elite Men and Full Field Start: 7:25 am

Where: Dodger Stadium, Lot G
Entry Fee: $180 online, $190 at the Expo; LA Marathon and LA Big 5K combined $205/$215 for US residents and $195 for international participants.
Registration: www.lamarathon.com
Parking: Runners are encouraged to park in Santa Monica and take the free shuttles to the stadium
Info: www.lamarathon.com, Course Map

The LA Marathon starts at Dodger Stadium north of Downtown LA and runs through Chinatown, Olvera Street, Little Tokyo, Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, ending at the Santa Monica Pier. Water and sports drinks are provided along the course, and spectators cheer runners on from Block Parties. Bail out vans are provided after mile 7 for people who can't complete the course.

Participants can register online for the Marathon until February 15. You can register in person at the Health & Fitness Expo March 7-8 at Dodger Stadium if there are still spots open. However, the marathon has been known to sell out, so advance registration is recommended. Each runner must take their registration confirmation card to the Expo to pick up their bib, timing chip and goodie bag on Friday or Saturday before the race. On race day, runners will be lined up based on their blue, green or white bibs.

Gear Check
Clear Gear Check bags will be provided to transport clothes or other non-valuables to the finish line. Only provided bags will be accepted at Gear Check, which closes at 6:45 am.


You must have a runners bib to be on the course during the race. There is no time limit, but slower runners and walkers will have to deal with traffic and traffic signals as the roads re-open behind the main pack after about six hours. Course support stations will stay up until 3 pm.


The Awards Ceremony will be held north of the Santa Monica Pier, in the 1550 Lot (Lot 1 North). Time TBA.

Parking - Transport - Hotels
10,000 pay parking spaces have been arranged for runners in Santa Monica, and complimentary shuttles will transport runners with bibs to Dodger Stadium. Reservations are required for the shuttles, and you must reserve parking spaces in advance. Specific information will be sent to registrants. A Rideshare program has been set up to facilitate carpooling. Runners can be dropped off at Dodger Stadium before the race, but there is NO RACE DAY PARKING at the Stadium.

Runners at Official LA Marathon Hotels in Downtown LA will receive wristbands for shuttles to Dodger Stadium and returning from Santa Monica. If you're planning on taking advantage of the hotel shuttle, make sure you choose a downtown hotel. You can also stay in Santa Monica near the finish line and reserve a spot on the free shuttle to Dodger Stadium.

LA Marathon Overview
LA Marathon Details
5k Run/Walk
Spectators and Family
City Block Parties and Finish Line Festival
Health and Fitness Expo
Carbo Load Dinner
Road Closures and Bus Route Changes
LA Marathon Course Map

Information is accurate at the time of publication. Please check the event website for the most current information.

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