Los Angeles has become known for its packed streets and overwhelming traffic, but on Sunday, March 9, the roads will be blocked off and the only traffic that citizens will have to deal with is the vast number of marathon runners.
The 2014 Los Angeles Marathon is one of the biggest races in the United States, and the excitement surrounding the 26.2-mile main event and all of the other supporting challenges make this much more than a one-day party.
Speaking of partying, L.A. socialite Paris Hilton is ready for the Marathon festivities as well:
The L.A. Marathon is a full weekend celebration that must be experienced. Here is all the vital viewing information and a preview of Sunday’s big race.
*All race information via LAMarathon.com.
Where: Los Angeles, Calif.
Date: Sunday, March 9
Start Time: 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT)
Live Stream: NBC Universal Sports App
Full Course Map
*Map via LAMarathon.com.
Full Race Preview
Los Angeles is one of the largest cities in the United States, and the residents will come out in droves to support the local and visiting runners as they take the journey through some of the most famous parts of the historic town.
The 26.2-mile endurance test starts at Dodger Stadium and runs through famous portions of the city like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Chinatown, before ultimately culminating at the Santa Monica Pier.
Not only will runners get the chance to see the sights in L.A., but they will also be treated to a course that takes them though the diverse neighborhoods of the city. With fans celebrating along the route with block parties and live performances, this is a one-of-a-kind event that runners and spectators will enjoy.
Whether you are a hardcore marathon runner or a casual athlete that likes pushing themselves to the limit, joining in the race at the Los Angeles Marathon would be a great way to see one of the most beautiful cities in the world, sans all the annoying traffic.
Another positive is the amazing specially designed gear, via Twitter user CaseyRuns:
Once the race is over, though, the party really kicks off with the Finish Line Festival.
With every of-age runner getting a free Michelob ULTRA after the event, according to the race’s official website, the celebration of accomplishment and overcoming adversity will feature a party worthy of such an incredible feat.
One of the main concerns for every participant or supporter of marathon running is the weather. Despite taking place in March, Weather.com is expecting a high of 83 degrees with mostly cloudy conditions. The low will be 58 degrees.
Beating the 26.2-mile course would be great, but all of the support from the fans and volunteers, coupled with the party at the conclusion and the sights along the way, will make this one of the most memorable races of the year.