THE FINISH LINE for the 2013 ASICS Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, March 17 will be at Ocean and California avenues in Santa Monica.

THE FINISH LINE for the 2013 ASICS Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, March 17 will be at Ocean and California avenues in Santa Monica.

Approximately 24,000 participants will take to the streets Sunday, March 17 for the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon, covering a route that begins at Dodger Stadium, crosses Los Angeles area landmarks and finishes along the Santa Monica coast.
The 26.2-mile Stadium to the Sea course is considered one of the most scenic in the world, race organizers said. The race has been named “Best Big City Race” by Runner’s World and “Best Marathon in the West” by Competitor Magazine.
Once again this year, the finish line for the Los Angeles Marathon will be at Ocean and California avenues in Santa Monica.
City officials say that a coordinated effort has been initiated to inform the community about street closures, parking availability and public transportation changes during the race. The information will also be available on the city of Santa Monica’s website at www.smgov.net/lamarathon.
City officials say they have been working with marathon organizers to develop a comprehensive parking and transportation management plan for the event, which balances the needs of participants, spectators and regular Sunday visitors and residents.
The plan is designed to address all anticipated activities associated with the marathon, including traffic control, street closures, signage, detours, resident and business access, emergency access, parking, pedestrian and bicycle circulation, and transit operations, city officials said.
“Participating cities have done a great job in ensuring that the course will provide a safe environment for runners and spectators, while seeking to minimize the inconvenience to local residents and business owners,” said Nick Curl, L.A. Marathon chief operating officer.
“We appreciate the enthusiasm and support of Southern Californians who make it possible for us to stage this great civic event.”
Information about street closures along the route is available at www.lamarathon.com/community/street-closures.
The race is scheduled to start at about 7:25 a.m.

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