Los Angeles Marathon


March 16, 2025

Start Time : 7:00 a.m.
Number of Places : 27,000

The Los Angeles Marathon, inspired by the success of the 1984 Olympics, was first run in 1986. It is the most popular marathon in the western half of the United States and is also keen to boast that it is "one of the biggest parties anywhere".

Los Angeles Marathon Route
The LA Marathon route has been fequently modified over recent years, making it flatter and faster.

The race starts at Dodger Stadium. From there runners head east, through downtown LA, past Echo Park and Silver Lake towards Hollywood. They are then directed to Beverly Hills, past Century City and West Los Angeles on the way to the finish line at Santa Monica Pier.

Comments about the race are mixed. There have been two main complaints. One has been that the initial 3 mile stretch along narrow roads, slows many runners, preventing many possible personal best times. Also the journey through Boyle Heights in East LA (a major eyesore) is not always appreciated. However, others congratulate the course and speak highly of running past Hollywood Blvd and the Venice area.

Honda LA Marathon Entry
* Entry Fee : $189
* Closing Date : When the race is full.

Contact Details
Contact : LA Marathon LLC
Address : 871 Figueroa Terrace, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel. : 213-542-3000
Fax : 213-542-3020
Email : info@lamarathon.com
Website : https://www.lamarathon.com

Further Information
* Cut-off Time : Runners will be expected to finish within 6:30 hours.
* Boston Qualifier : Yes

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