Honda LA Marathon
Garmin FR 410
Garmin FR 405CX
Garmin FR 405
Garmin FR 305
Garmin FR 405
Garmin FR 910XT
The Honda LA Marathon is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California, USA. The race is inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and has been contested every year since 1986. Marathon course is a net downhill course that runs from Dodger Stadium to Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica. A 5K run/walk, a fixture on marathon weekend since 1990, draws in excess of 4,000 participants every year. Since its inception it has raised over $20 million for various charities throughout the community.
The course has been certified by USA Track & Field and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The 2012 edition of the race had 22288 participants.
Website: Honda LA Marathon | March 17, 2013
- LA Big 5K
- Marathon – Wheelchairs – 6:55AM, Hand cycles – 7:00AM, All other participants – 7:28AM
- LA Big 5K – 8:00AM (Mar 16)
You can register on the official website of Honda LA Marathon. $175 is the registration fees for early registrations, while for international runners it starts at $195.
Course / Route Map
The race starts at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012. The race ends on Ocean Avenue at the intersection of Ocean Ave and California Avenue in Santa Monica. The new “Stadium to the Sea” course not only includes a net elevation drop of 430 feet, but it also incorporates many iconic landmarks for which Los Angeles is world renowned. After circulating around historic Dodger Stadium the course negotiates past Chinatown.
At mile 6, the course winds through the communities of Echo Park and Silver Lake. For the next eight miles, the course passes through notable Hollywood landmarks, then through the heart of Beverly Hills and straight down Rodeo Drive. from there the course continues west to Century City and continues along San Vicente Boulevard. The final three miles of the marathon are set in Santa Monica.
Time Limits and Cutoffs
The Finish Line will close 8 hours after the start of the race. Please note that participants who cross the Marathon Finish Line after 8:00:00 will not be recognized as Official Finishers and are not guaranteed a medal or a finishing time. Streets reopen to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis approximately a 15-minute per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals. The Marathon will be using the Chronotrack B-Tag timing system. Your timing chip will be attached to the back of your bib and you need not remove the chip from the bib.
There are 25 Aid Stations on the course. Water will be provided at 25 locations along the course (approximately at each mile) and electrolyte at 12 stations (every odd mile starting at mile 3). Ultima Replenisher Red Raspberry flavor electrolyte will be offered.
Prize Money/ Awards
Athletes competing for prize money are not allowed to use electronic devices such as headphones and ear pieces. The elite women’s field is granted a 20:30 head start on the elite men’s field. and the first marathoner to cross the finish line would earn a bonus of $100,000.
Men: Markos Geneti (Ethiopia) 2:06:35 (2011)
Women: Lidiya Grigoryeva (Russia) 2:25:10 (2006)
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All the participants will receive a participant technical shirt.
- All “Official Finishers” of the ASICS LA Marathon and LA Big 5K will receive medals upon completion of the race.
- Official results and an Electronic Finisher Certificate will be emailed to all finishers 30 days after the race.
Race Day Weather
Highest Expected Temperature: 71° F
Highest Expected Temperature: 52° F
Results & Past Winners