Councilmember Bill Rosendahl reminds District 11 constituents of the alternate routes associated with the planned road closures during one of the biggest events in Los Angeles.
The Asics LA Marathon is taking place this Sunday morning, March 17, and will stretch 26.2 miles - from Dodger Stadium to the sea. The marathon will pass some of L.A.'s world-famous landmarks and draw hundreds of thousands of spectators along the course to cheer their favorite runner to the finish line.
Here are some traveling notes to know about the marathon and how the race might impact driving and parking in Council District 11 on Saturday and Sunday.
They run from 4:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the Rosendahl's district, the race takes runners on San Vicente Boulevard. in Brentwood and continues west to Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.
Closures will begin along the entire course prior to the race start and will occur on a rolling basis. All course routes will be closed by 4:45 a.m.. The races begin at 7 a.m. and streets will reopen on a rolling basis shortly after the last participant has passed.
Race organizers say there are only three crossings for traffic needing to travel to the north or south of the course during the race:
- 405 Freewway
- Pacific Coast Highway
- Wilshire Boulevard
No freeways will be closed on race day; however a few freeway ramps will be closed.
Tow away zones
Adhere to dates and times posted on streets as "No Parking - Tow Away Zones." These will be strictly enforced and vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. No Parking Streets along the race course will be marked with "No Parking" signs approximately 72 hours before the event. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owners' expense.
For more information about the race, view this map on the LA Marathon website, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (213) 542-3000. Race information can also be found on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #lamarathon.