LOS ANGELES MARATHON 2019 | Thousands of Runners Take to the Streets

The 26.2-mile route takes participants on a city tour and more starting at Dodger Stadium and winding up at the Santa Monica Pier

PHOTO: LADOT | Flickr | More than 24,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 63 countries are set to take off from Dodger Stadium Sunday to head for the finish line in Santa Monica as part of the 34th Los Angeles Marathon

They’re set to go after months of training in anticipation to Sunday’s 34th Los Angeles Marathon.

It all starts at 6:30 a.m., as thousands of runners will take to the streets on a 26.2-mile path while seeing the city up-close-and-personal.

It marks the 10th year that the start of the event will be at Dodger Stadium as participants will wind their way through downtown, pushing past Echo Park Lake, along Sunset Boulevard to Hollywood Boulevard, passing the Walk of Fame, south to the Sunset Strip, to Santa Monica Boulevard, slipping briefly into Beverly Hills, finally to Ocean Avenue where runners will finish at the Santa Monica Pier.

PHOTO: LADOT | Flickr | More than 24,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 63 countries are set to take off from Dodger Stadium Sunday to head for the finish line in Santa Monica as part of the 34th Los Angeles Marathon

The LA Marathon, dating back to 1986, is one of the largest marathons in the United States as more than 25,000 participants from 50 states and 63 contries will join hundreds of thousands of spectators along the route on Sunday.

Public transportation, it appears, is probably the best way to go as shuttles reserved for runners will have pickups early Sunday morning at Union Station after taking a ride into Los Angeles on the Gold Line. Metro will run trains every nine minutes Sunday to allow marathon entrants to and from the finish of the race.

 

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