Prepare for an Epic Run: Unveiling the 39th Los Angeles Marathon

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On Sunday, March 17, 2024, the iconic streets of Los Angeles will once again transform into a vibrant tapestry of excitement as the 39th LA Marathon takes place. Presented by ASICS, this exhilarating event promises an unforgettable 26.2-mile experience that showcases the captivating essence of one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

A Cultural Excursion Along the Course

The marathon’s course embarks from the legendary Dodger Stadium, a testament to LA’s love for sports. From there, runners will embark on a journey through the heart of Los Angeles, passing cultural landmarks and iconic neighborhoods that reflect the city’s rich diversity.

Imagine traversing through the bustling streets of Downtown Los Angeles, witnessing the architectural grandeur of Chinatown, feeling the vibrant energy of Olvera Street, and experiencing the Japanese heritage at Little Tokyo. Hollywood’s star-studded allure will shine brightly as athletes make their way down Rodeo Drive, while Route 66 beckons with its allure of the road less traveled.

A City United in Celebration

Beyond the sights, the LA Marathon is a testament to community spirit. World-class entertainment will line the course, entertaining both runners and spectators alike. Every step runners take will be celebrated by the enthusiastic cheers of supporters who embrace the marathon as a shared experience.

Witness the Triumph Live!

Capturing the exhilaration of race day, KTLA 5 will provide exclusive live coverage from 6 a.m. onwards. Tune in over the air, through your cable or satellite provider, or stream it live on KTLA.com, the KTLA 5 mobile app, KTLA’s YouTube channel, or the KTLA+ streaming app for Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. The broadcast will culminate with the heartwarming moment when runners cross the finish line at Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

A Triumphant Finish and Post-Race Delights

The marathon’s course has undergone an exciting transformation. Runners will now double back on San Vicente, Sepulveda, and Santa Monica Blvd before reaching the finish line at Avenue of the Stars. This strategic change promises a more captivating and interactive finish experience, creating an ideal setting for family and friends to cheer their loved ones and take part in post-race activities.

Prepare for the Big Day: Logistics and Parking

With ample parking available in Century City, arriving early is recommended. However, heed the designated “No Parking” zones and obey traffic regulations to avoid inconvenience. Remember to diligently note your parking location post-race to ensure a smooth exit from the celebrations.