Los Angeles Marathon 2014/2015
The Los Angeles Marathon (LA Marathon) is run through the streets of the City of Angels every
year in the spring. In 2011, the race was run on 20 March, the second year the race was held in March.
In 2009, the magic date was 25 May but because of the sometimes unbearable
heat of Memorial Day in late May, the 2010 LA Marathon was pushed ahead to 21 March. The 2013 LA Marathon
took place on 17 March 2013 and the 2014 version will be held on 9 March 2013.
The inaugural Los Angeles Marathon was in 1986, born from the euphoria of the
successful 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles. This first LA Marathon in 1986 had
more than 10,000 entrants making it the largest inaugural marathon in the world.
The Los Angeles Marathon course has changed a few times in the 24-year history
of the race.
All the different courses in the history of Los Angeles Marathon have had a tradition
for encouraging entertainment along the way. Music, dancing and other sorts of entertainment
keep spirits up, runners
going and spectators staying. A total of 1,000,000 spectators usually line
the course and celebrate the 26,000 runners at the finish area. The cheering may
even be personal, as the runners’ bibs will have their names printed on them. The
race day will also feature an early morning 5K run/walk – the start at
6:30 am allows for really serious marathoners to use this as a warm-up for the 42km. Also the Acura LA Bike Tour, in which 15,000 people cruise the car-free streets
on their bikes, is taking place on race day.
For registration, please visit the LA Marathon official website
Los Angeles Marathon Course (LA Marathon)
View the LA Marathon course map and elevation profile
More info on the next page:
Los Angeles marathon Results and Information 2014/2015