The 2014 Asics Los Angeles Marathon begins at Dodger Stadium on Sunday March 9th, so you can expect road closures on Broadway in Chinatown most of the day. Here is a link to their route for 26 miles ending by the Santa Monica Pier (hence why it’s called the “Stadium to the Sea Course”): http://www.lamarathon.com/community/street-closures/
The 29th Anniversary race is sold out, and there are 182 Legacy Runners signed up this year – these folks have not missed a marathon since 1986! Also of note, to date there have been 459,570 official finishers (must complete in under 8hrs). Los Angeles is a popular venue for novice marathoners, and on average 53 percent of the runners who make up the field are attempting a marathon for the first time. There’s also a 5K run/walk, a fixture on marathon weekend since 1990, that draws in excess of 4,000 participants every year.
I would like to highlight that a lot of charities are raising a lot of funds through this marathon as well – from the latest press release: “We are excited to be sold-out, but particularly proud that the recreational field includes more than 3,700 charity runners, who participate on behalf of one of the nearly 90 official Charity Partners of the ASICS LA Marathon. These dedicated and passionate runners are aiming to surpass last year’s total of $3.1 million dollars raised for their respective causes.”
While Kleverdog Coworking is open to our members with 24/7 access, we would like to encourage you to take Sunday off, it’s going to be crowded here in Chinatown. Have a great weekend everyone!