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L.A. Marathon: Widespread street closures; traffic delays expected


The Los Angeles Marathon will bring widespread street closures to the city beginning early Sunday morning. The route extends from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica roughly along Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards.Virtualroute

Staggered street closures begin at 3:15 a.m. Sunday around the stadium and last from seven to nine hours along the route. For more information, check out the marathon's website.

The Los Angeles Times also has put together an interactive video of the Stadium to the Sea route.

Here are turn-by-turn route directions from the L.A. Marathon:

Start: Dodger Stadium
Starting at crosswalk at Lot G, follow road ½ way around stadium to Elysian Park Ave.
Elysian Park Ave.,             .35 mi
Left at Sunset,             .76 mi
Left on Broadway,         1.97 mi 
Right on Alpine,         2.25 mi
Right on Spring St.,        2.34 mi
Left on Cesar Chavez,        2.60 mi  
Right on Main Street,        2.65 mi
Left on 1st Street        3.08 mi
Right on Central,        3.40 mi
Right on 2nd Street,        3.50 mi
Right on Spring Street,        3.90 mi
Left on 1st Street        4.00 mi
Right on Grand Avenue,       4.28 mi
Left on Temple,        4.49 mi
Right on Edgeware (over 101 Fwy),      5.25 mi
Left on Bellevue,        5.30 mi
Right on Glendale,        5.77 mi
Left on Park,         6.15 mi
Left on Sunset Blvd.,        6.29 mi
Sunset Blvd., merge into Hollywood Blvd.,     8.46 mi
Left on Orange,       11.59 mi
Right on Sunset,       11.84 mi
Left on San Vicente,       14.47 mi
Right on Santa Monica Blvd.,      14.89 mi
Left on Doheny,       15.31 mi
Right on Burton (eastbound),      15.94 mi
Merge to Little Santa Monica,      16.48 mi
Left on Rodeo,        16.81 mi
Right on Wilshire,       17.05 mi
Left on Little Santa Monica,      17.54 mi
Merge to Big Santa Monica,      17.90 mi
Right on Sepulveda,       19.90 mi
Left on Ohio,        20.20 mi
Right on Sawtelle,       20.44 mi
Left on VA Ring Road,       20.55 mi
Left on Bonsalle,       21.10 mi
Left on Eisenhower,       21.30 mi
Exit VA at Bringham Avenue, and turn left    21.70 mi
Right on San Vicente,       21.75 mi
Cross to eastbound San Vicente at Montana,    22.23 mi
Left at Ocean Ave.       25.40 mi
Finish: Ocean Avenue & California    26.2 mi

--Mike Anton

Comments () | Archives (5)

Why don't they ever run down Alameda Street to the harbor or run around in the San Fernando Valley? It's the Los Angeles Marathon, not the West Los Angeles Marathon.

Those of us who live and work anywhere west of downtown Los Angeles are getting rather tired of having our streets blocked every year.

The route should change every year, with a minimum of ten years before any part of a prior route could be reused.

The best route would be to run in the Los Angeles River.....then the Marathon wouldn't get in anyone's way.

Boo Hoo Hoo -- Stop whining, when we have the NYC marathon the city is virtually closed down and the Verrazanno Bridge is shut for hours at the starting line.

Massive street closures on this sort of scale for any event athletic or otherwise make no sense. City streets weren't intended for marathons, police funeral pagentry, political and immigration protests or any purpose other than allowing the general population to get from place to place. Carmen Trutanich, where are you today?

I definitely appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into training for the LA Marathon. I also appreciate all the people dedicated to making the event as organized and safe for the runners as possible. That being said, why is it necessary to close so many MAJOR streets across the entire city? With almost 4,000,000 people living in Los Angeles and only 25,000 running, wouldn't it make more sense to pick less traveled routes and keep a few of the major streets free from runners (such as Wilshire, Santa Monica, and Sunet).

Unlike New York and Boston which have great underground public transportation, Los Angeles almost always requires a vehicle and with traffic as bad as it is every other day of the year, it would just be nice to think that city planners would be sensitive to the needs of the entire city (the other 3,975,000 residence not running).

What sour grapes people... geeez!
There are ways to get around it. they ran pass my street (the corner) from the 84 Olympics til they changed the route a few years ago... We just had parties and watched and cheered them on... Are you all so self centered that a few hours of inconvenience ruins your day? Like there are so many places to go on a rainy Sunday....... big woop! And congrats to all the participants that braved the weather!


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