LOS ANGELES — The City of Los Angeles has finalized street closures, restricted parking, as well as security and public safety measures, to support the 30th annual Los Angeles Marathon, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Department of Transportation announced this week.
The 26.2-mile ASICS LA Marathon will trek along the same route as last year, going from downtown’s Dodger Stadium to the Pacific Coast. Along the way, participants will again pass some of Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks and journey through diverse neighborhoods.
Changes have been made to the timeline due to the forecast calling for record high heat. ASICS LA Marathon is taking steps to reduce the risks for runners, including moving forward the full field start a half hour earlier from 7:25 a.m. to 6:55 a.m. The race now begins on Sunday, March 15 at 6:30 a.m. for wheelchairs, 6:32 a.m. for hand cycles, 6:34 a.m. for legacy runners, 6:45 a.m.for elite women’s field, and 6:55 a.m. for elite men and all other participants. Various streets along the marathon route will be closed by 4:00 a.m. on March 15, then reopen as early as 11:40 a.m., depending on the location. [SEE ALSO: NEWS AND INFO SURROUNDING HEAT ON RACE DAY]
Streets will reopen by region because of the size and complexity of the event route. Numerous agencies, including the California Department of Transportation and the City of Los Angeles Police and Fire departments were consulted in the planning process and agree that the finalized plan is the best way to accommodate all of the parties involved.
LADOT will begin to strictly enforce a restricted, no-parking policy for the marathon on the dates and times listed below. This will include the citing and impounding of vehicles parked on these temporarily restricted, no-parking streets.
Vehicles will be towed to the Official Police Garage (OPG) servicing those respective areas, at the request of the Department of Transportation. Motorists are advised to call (213) 485-4184 and select option 2 or check the OPG website at www.opglaviic.com to locate and redeem vehicles.
The attached list details the street closures, and their approximate times, within the 13th District. Three other municipalities — West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica — will likely institute additional street closures.
Detailed course maps and event information are available on the internet at www.lamarathon.com or trafficinfo.lacity.org, or on commuterama. Additional questions can be posed to the ASICS LA Marathon office at (213) 542-3000.Media representatives can contact Kerry Hendry email@example.com
Area residents who use public transit may experience some delays. For more information call Metro at (323) GO METRO (466-3876) or visit the agency’s trip planner web site at: www.metro.net.
STREET CLOSURE INFO
Distance: Marathon 26.2 miles (approx. 6 miles through Hollywood/ District 13)
Marathon: The point to point course starts at world famous Dodger Stadium and finishes at the beach in Santa Monica. The course is referred to as “The Stadium to the Sea”. It travels through Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
The course will be closed for 6.5 hours, e.g. 15 minutes per mile, opening on a rolling basis at this pace. Those runners & walkers who do not maintain a pace of less than 15 minutes/mile will be directed to finish the race on the sidewalks and must follow the rules of the road.
Staff: Rachel Sanchez, Manager of Charity Partnership
Staff: Murphy Reinscheiber
Phone: (213) 542-3000
Fax: (213) 542-3020
Sunset Ave. – Echo Park Ave. to Virgil Ave. (4:00 AM – 11:10 AM)
Hollywood Blvd. – Hillhurst Blvd. to La Brea (4:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Orange Ave. – Hollywood Blvd. to Sunset Blvd. (4:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Hillhurst Ave - Franklin Ave to Hollywood Blvd (4:00AM 11:10AM)
Vermont Ave - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:10AM)
Normandie Ave - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:25AM)
Western Ave - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:25AM)
Wilton Pl - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:25AM)
Gower St - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:40AM)
Vine St - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:40AM)
Cahuenga Blvd - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 11:40AM)
Highland Ave - Franklin Ave Sunset Blvd (4:00AM 12 Noon)
La Brea Ave - Hollywood Blvd De Longpre Ave (4:00AM 12 Noon)
All street closure information, including maps, can be found here.