Wednesday, December 31, 2008
working with the City of LA to move the race start a little earlier. We
hope to have something worked out by the middle of January. Please
be patient and expect an announcement soon about the start time for
the 2009 LA Marathon.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
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Thursday, December 18, 2008
The marathon is excited to announce a renewed partnership with Students Run LA (http://www.srla.org/), a non-profit organization whose mission is to challenge at-risk secondary students to experience the benefits of goal-setting, character development, adult mentoring and improved health by providing them with the ability to train for and complete the Los Angeles Marathon. “We’re thrilled to partner again with the Los Angeles Marathon. Training for and running it is a life-changing experience for thousands of young people every year, and we couldn’t be happier to renew the relationship,” said Executive Director Michelle Fleenor. Fleenor tells us that more than 3,500 students, as part of the training regimen, ran the City of Angels half-marathon on Dec. 7th in Griffith Park. She expects nearly 4,000 students to run in the LA Marathon in 2009. Wow!
LA Marathon, LLC
In speaking to hundreds of runners in recent weeks, we’ve heard lots of comments about the race. All of those comments inform our decision-making process. One idea that we heard frequently – and which we can implement immediately – is to improve the race route. We are excited to announce that this year we will begin and end the race in Downtown Los Angeles. We’re using the same popular course that was used from 1996-2006. This route highlights a variety of great neighborhoods throughout the city, sending participants through the Crenshaw, Koreatown, Hancock Park, and the Mid-City neighborhoods along the way. It also produced the fastest LA Marathon time to date—a 2:08:40 by Benson Cherono in 2006.
Click here to see a map of the route.
Click here for turn-by-turn directions.
Click here to register for the LA Marathon or Acura LA Bike Tour.
Stay tuned and keep running!
President, LA Marathon LLC