The 33rd Los Angeles 26.2 miler is on March 18, 2018
From the Stadium to the Sea is more than just a tag line for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. The course begins at Dodgers Stadium and finishes in Santa Monica near the picturesque Pier; these start and finish lines have been in effect since 2010.
While it is the Los Angeles Marathon, it covers ground through Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood and passes by notable LA landmarks such as El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Park, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Sunset Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, and of course, Dodgers Stadium and the Pacific Ocean.
The ocean view Finish Line features a festival at the Angel City Brewery Beer Garden complete with entertainment. Runners are eligible for a complimentary beer (10am-2:30pm) as well as a complimentary massage. If I ran a marathon, I’d definitely need some relaxation, recreation, and restoration.
Cheer on the LA Marathon Runners!
If you’re not running, where can you watch to support the people taking to the streets?
Here are some suggested locations where people gather and cheer on the runners:
Angel City Brewery Cheer Zone
Orange Dr. & Hollywood Blvd
The cheer zone includes a St Paddy’s celebration with a DJ and giveaways.
KTLA + Charity Challenge Cheer Zone
Sunset Blvd & Orange Grove Ave
Air France Cheer Zone
Burton Way & Foothill Rd
Cheer surrounded by a French-themed party.
Skechers Performance Cheer Zone
Santa Monica Blvd & Robertson Blvd
Join in on an 80s party with Angel City Pit Bulls, a costume contest and giveaways.
Cliff Bar Cheer Zone
Santa Monica Blvd & Veteran Ave
Drink coffee and dance to a DJ while cheering.
Rivalry Row/Special Olympics Cheer Zone
Sepulveda Blvd & Ohio Ave
LA Road Runners Cheer Zone
San Vicente Blvd & Gorham Ave
LA Marathon Pre-Race Health & Fitness Expo
LA Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
Before Marathon Day, join your friends or just pretend to be a runner at the Health & Fitness Expo and packet pick-up at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, March 16 from 10am-7pm and Saturday, March 17 from 9am-5pm. Marathoners can pick up everything they need to race from the stadium to the sea. Everyone can check out the latest in athletic gear, nutrition, fitness, and more with more than 120 exhibitors filling the Convention Center. It’s completely free to attend whether or not you are a runner.
For More Information about the LA Marathon
For more information about the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, visit: lamarathon.com
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.