Find Out Which Streets Will Be Packed With Runners--And Closed To Traffic--During The ASICS LA Marathon On March 17th Streets Closed on Race Course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica Finish Line for Part of the Day to Create a Safe and Efficient Environment for Runners and Spectators

LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 great job in ensuring that the course will provide a safe environment for runners and spectators, while seeking to minimize the inconvenience to local residents 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:

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

We inspire athletes and connect communities. With thousands of volunteers, tens of thousands of participants and hundreds of thousands 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.

Street closures near Dodger Stadium: Elysian Park Avenue will be closed from Dodger Stadium to Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Sunset Blvd. will be closed from Innes Avenue to Figueroa Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

Street closures near Chinatown: Cesar Chavez Avenue will be closed from Bunker Hill to Alameda Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:32 a.m. Broadway will be closed from Cesar Chavez Avenue to Alpine Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.

Street closures in Downtown: Alpine Street will be closed to Hill Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:35 AM. Spring Street will be closed from College Street to 2nd Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. Main Street will be closed from E. Cesar Chavez Avenue to 3rd Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. 1st Street will be closed from Hope Street to Alameda Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Central Street will be closed from 1st Street to 3rd Street from 4:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. 2nd Street will be closed from Alameda Street to Broadway from 4:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Grand Avenue will be closed from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 2nd Street from 4:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

Street closures in Echo Park: Temple Street will be closed from Alameda Street to Glendale Blvd. from 4:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Edgeware Road will be closed from Temple Street to Boston Street from 4:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Bellevue Avenue will be closed from Sunset Blvd. to Glendale Blvd. from 4:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Glendale Blvd. will be closed from Temple Street to Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Sunset Blvd. will be closed from Echo Park Avenue to Virgil Avenue from 4:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

Street closures in Hollywood: Hollywood Blvd. will be closed from Hillhurst Avenue to La Brea Avenue from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Orange Avenue will be closed from Hollywood Blvd. to Sunset Blvd. from 4:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Street closures in West Hollywood: Sunset Blvd. will be closed from Highland Drive to Doheny Drive from 5:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. San Vicente Blvd. will be closed from Sunset Blvd. to Melrose Avenue from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Santa Monica Blvd. will be closed from La Cienega Blvd. to the Sierra Drive from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Doheny Drive will be closed from Nemo Street to Wilshire Blvd. from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Street Closures in Beverly Hills: All of the following streets will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Doheny Drive will be closed from Beverly Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd; Burton Way will be closed from Robertson Blvd. to Rexford Drive; South Santa Monica Blvd. will be closed from Rexford Street to Sepulveda Blvd; Rodeo Drive will be closed from Santa Monica Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd; Wilshire Blvd. will be closed from Beverly Drive to Santa Monica Blvd.

Street Closures in West Los Angeles: Santa Monica Blvd. will be closed from Wilshire Blvd. to Sawtelle Blvd. from 5:00 a.m. to 2:04 p.m. Sepulveda Blvd. will be closed from S. Santa Monica Blvd. to Wilshire Blvd. from 5:00 a.m. to 2:04 p.m. Ohio Avenue will be closed from Veteran Avenue to Sawtelle Blvd from 5:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Sawtelle Blvd. will be closed from Santa Monica Blvd. to Dowlen Drive from 5:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Dowlen Drive will be closed from Bonsall Avenue to Wadsworth Pl. from 5:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Bonsall Avenue will be closed from Dowlen Drive to Eisenhower Avenue from 5:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Eisenhower Avenue will be closed from Bonsall Avenue to Bringham Avenue from 5:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.

Street Closures in Santa Monica: San Vicente Blvd. is closed from Wilshire Blvd. to Ocean Avenue from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, San Vicente Blvd. & Montana will open at 2:36 p.m., San Vicente Blvd. & Bristol Avenue will open at 2:52 p.m. and San Vicente Blvd. & 18th Street will open at 3:08 p.m. Ocean Avenue is closed from San Vicente Blvd. to Pico Blvd. from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For a complete list of Street Closures on Race Day, please visit www.lamarathon.com/community/street-closures

SOURCE ASICS LA Marathon



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