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HOW TO FIND OUT WHICH STREETS WILL BE PACKED WITH RUNNERS—AND CLOSED TO TRAFFIC—DURING THE HONDA LA MARATHON

ON MARCH 18th
Streets Closed on Race Course From Dodger Stadium to Finish Line in Santa Monica For Portions of March 18 to Create a Safe and Efficient Environment for the Runners and Spectators.

Marathon runners, their friends, families and other spectators will be taking to the streets on Sunday, March 18th for the Honda LA Marathon—and many of those streets will be closed for a portion of the day to create a safe environment in which to run and watch the famous race from Dodger Stadium to the Sea.

The Golden State Gate via the 5 Freeway will be the only entrance to Dodger Stadium for the 7:24 AM start of the race. As the runners race through the 26.2 mile course, spectators who want to follow the race at various points are encouraged to visit http://www.lamarathon.com/event/course-map/ for a detailed course map and http://www.lamarathon.com/community/street-closures/ for  information on street closures, parking lots and other important race information to help them plan their viewing day.  In addition, there will be live tweets about traffic and weather from KLAC-AM’s live race day radio broadcast on Twitter @LAMarathonINFO.

“Participating cities have done a great job in ensuring that the course will provide a safe environment for the race, while minimizing the inconvenience to traffic,” said Honda LA MARATHON Chief Operating Officer Nick Curl. “They have compiled key information regarding street closures on their websites so that everyone will have a safe, smooth and fun race day.”

Detailed information for spectators can be found at the following city websites:

West Hollywood: http://www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=23&recordid=626

Beverly Hills:  http://www.beverlyhills.org/attractions/marathon/default.asp

Santa Monica:  http://www.smgov.net/marathon/marathon.aspx

About The Honda LA Marathon:
The Honda LA Marathon gives runners and fans a unique way to experience the beauty and diversity of Los Angeles with the race’s third year of the iconic “Stadium to the Sea” course. Runners will begin at Dodger Stadium and continue through Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Echo Park and Silver Lake, passing world-famous landmarks including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Pantages Theatre, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive. The race ends on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, near the Santa Monica Pier. The energy, enthusiasm and entertainment to be found along the course is unparalleled. For more information visit http://www.lamarathon.com

The following are local area street closures:
Street closures near Dodger Stadium: Elysian Park Avenue will be closed from Dodger Stadium to Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Sunset Blvd. will be closed from Innes Avenue to Figueroa Street from 4:00 AM to 9:20 AM.
Street closures near Chinatown: Cesar Chavez Avenue will be closed from Bunker Hill to Alameda Street from 4:00 AM to 9:12 AM. Broadway will be closed from Cesar Chavez Avenue to Alpine Street from 4:00 AM to 9:35 AM.

Street closures in Downtown: Alpine Street will be closed between Hill Street and TBA from 4:00 AM to 9:35 AM. Spring Street will be closed from College Street to 2nd Street from 4:00 AM to 9:35 AM. Main Street will be closed from E. Cesar Chavez Avenue to 3rd Street from 4:00 AM to 9:50 AM. 1st Street will be closed from Hope Street to Alameda Street from 4:00 AM to 9: 50 AM. Central Street will be closed from 1st Street to 3rd Street from 4:00 AM to 9:50 AM. 2nd Street will be closed from Alameda Street to Broadway from 4:00 AM to 9:50 AM. Grand Avenue will be closed from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 2nd Street from 4:00 AM to 10:05 AM.
Street closures in Echo Park: Temple Street will be closed from Alameda Street to Broadway from 4:00 AM to 10:20 AM. Edgeward Road will be closed from Temple Street to Boston Street from 4:00 AM to 10:20 AM. Bellevue Avenue will be closed from Sunset Blvd. to Glendale Blvd. from 4:00 AM to 10:20 AM. Glendale Blvd. will be closed from Temple Street to Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 AM to 10:40 AM. Sunset Blvd. will be closed from Echo Park Avenue to Virgil Avenue from 4:00 AM to 11:10 AM.
Street closures in Hollywood: Hollywood Blvd. will be closed Hillhurst Avenue will be closed to La Brea from 4:00 AM to 12 Noon. Orange Avenue will be closed from Hollywood Blvd. to Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 AM to 12 Noon.
Street closures in West Hollywood: Sunset Blvd will be closed from the eastern border of West Hollywood, just west of Crescent Heights, to Doheny from 5:00 AM to 12:45 PM; San Vicente Blvd. will be closed from Sunset Blvd. to Melrose Avenue from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM; Santa Monica Blvd. will be
closed from La Cienega Blvd. to the city’s western border at Doheny from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM; and Doheny Drive will be closed from Nemo Street to the city’s southern border at Beverly Blvd. from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Street Closures in Beverly Hills: These streets will be closed from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Doheny Drive will be closed from Beverly Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd. Burton Way will be closed from Robertson Blvd. to Rexford Drive, South Santa Monica Blvd. will be closed from Rexford Street to Sepulveda Blvd., Rodeo
Drive will be closed from Santa Monica Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd, and Wilshire Blvd. will be closed from Beverly Drive to Santa Monica Blvd.
Street Closures in Santa Monica on race day include: San Vicente Blvd. is closed from Wilshire Blvd. to Ocean Avenue from 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM; San Vicente and 18th Street opens at 3:08 PM. Ocean Avenue is closed from San Vicente Blvd. to Pico Blvd. from 12:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For a complete list of Street Closures on Race Day, please copy and paste the following URL into your
browser’s address bar: http://www.lamarathon.com/community/street‐closures/

Sources: lamarathon.com, Sugerman Communications Group & DiversityNewsMagazine.com
Photos credit to: lamarathon.com, Francois Palais for Diversity News Magazine 
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Editor’s Note: Congratulations to Francois Palais, Carlos Zeron and Esteban  Escobar aka Steven Escobar who will be covering this prestige and international event.

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