LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 11, 2013, Approximately 24,000 marathon runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators will take to the streets on Sunday, March 17th for the ASICS LA Marathon—and many of those streets will be closed for a portion of the day to create a safe environment for the iconic race that runs from Dodger
Stadium to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
Marathon officials have posted comprehensive information about street closures on the following page:www.lamarathon.com/community/street‐closures. In addition to specific closures,the page also has “exit route” information for residents of the cities of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. A fully detailed course
map is available here: www.lamarathon.com/event/course‐map.
“Participating cities have done a greatjob in ensuring thatthe course will provide a safe environment for runners and spectators, while seeking to minimize the inconvenience to localresidents and business‐owners,” said Nick Curl, LA MARATHON LLC Chief Operating Officer. “We appreciate the enthusiasm and
support of Southern Californians who make it possible for us to stage this great civic event.”
In addition to the marathon’s website, detailed information for spectators, including street closures, parking information and more, can be found at the following city websites:
West Hollywood: www.weho.org/index.aspx?page=23&recordid=1974
Santa Monica: www.smgov.net/marathon/marathon.aspx
Race officials remind those who plan to attend the start(approx. 7:25 a.m.)that the Golden State Gate via
the 5 Freeway will be the only entrance to Dodger Stadium.Up‐to‐the‐minute information about traffic and weather will be available via AM 570 KLAC‐AM’s live radio broadcast and on Twitter(@LAMarathonINFO).
About The ASICS LA Marathon:
They inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers,tens of thousands of participants and hundreds ofthousands of spectators,the ASICS LA Marathon is one of the largest
organized road races in the country. The Stadium to the Sea course, which starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes by the Santa Monica Pier, is considered one of the most scenic in the world. The race has been
named Best Big City Race by Runner’s World and Best Marathon in the West by Competitor Magazine. For more information visit http://www.lamarathon.com
Source: ASICS LA Marathon/Sugerman Communications Group
Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine and Diversity News TV teams are approved to cover the event and they will be covering and reporting live from the 2013 ASICS LA Marathon.