Marathon, 5km race, charity challenges, and 0.5km kids race in the City of Los Angeles


In brief

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17 March 2024 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 29,000
marathon 2023 — 16,973
Course Record: 2:06:35 (marathon) Markos Geneti, Ethiopia, 2011
Entry fee:
starting from $169 for the marathon

The Los Angeles Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Los Angeles, state of California, USA. The official name of the event is Los Angeles Marathon presented by ASICS. Approximately 29,000 athletes participate in the marathon race and other competitions (16,937 runners completed the marathon in 2023).

The Los Angeles Marathon is an official Boston Qualifier.

A total of 67 nations were represented in the Los Angeles Marathon 2023, including 107 legacy runners who had conquered all 37 past editions of the race.

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Los Angeles Marathon 2023

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Los Angeles Marathon Presented by ASICS)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 7:00 AM on 17 March 2024 (Sunday) from Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles).

Age limit: at least 16 years old on race day.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Charity Half Marathon)

The Charity Half Marathon is available only to Charity Runners.

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:15 AM on 17 March 2024 (Sunday) from Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles).

Age limit: at least 12 years old on race day.

Entry fee: a commitment to fundraise $650.

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The course of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024, named ‘Stadium to the Stars’ tours Los Angeles through Downtown Los Angeles, Little Tokyo, Hollywood downhill to Santa Monica, to the Pacific Ocean, then double backs part of the distance to finish in Century City.

Mile signs are posted at every mile of the route, and markers are positioned at each 5km split.

Course of the Los Angeles Marathon 2023 with Altitude Profile

Course of the Los Angeles Marathon 2023 with Altitude Profile

The start line for the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 is at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles), the home stadium of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

Start Zone, Los Angeles Marathon 2023

Start Zone, Los Angeles Marathon 2023

The finish line is on Santa Monica Blvd between Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East.

Finish Zone, Los Angeles Marathon 2023

Finish Zone, Los Angeles Marathon 2023

You may find the official course map of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 here.

The participants of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 are divided into starting corrals according to the results of the previous races completed from 1 January 2021 to 31 January 2023. You may change your starting corral until 31 January 2024. Runners are allowed to start from the corral that is behind their assigned starting position.

The time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours and 30 minutes (from the time the last runner crosses the start line).

The pacemakers of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 provide the necessary pace to finish within a certain time. The finish times for the marathon are as follows: 3:00; 3:10; 3:20; 3:30; 3:40; 3:50; 4:00; 4:10; 4:20; 4:30; 4:40; 4:50; 5:00; 5:15; 5:30; 5:45; 6:00; 6:15; 6:30 hours.

There are 20 water and nutrition stations located approximately every mile from mile 2 along the marathon route. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink, and GU energy gel. Pre-race food and drinks are available at Parking Lot G North at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles). They offer water, energy gels, bars, and fruit. Finishers receive post-race food and fluids in the Runner Secured Finish Zone.

From 4:00 AM to 6:30 AM on 17 March 2024 (Sunday), you may leave your personal belongings at the gear check in Parking Lot K at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles). Your stuff must be packed in a clear event-issued deposit bag (included in your Race Pack along with your bib number). Participants may retrieve their checked bags after the finish until 15:00 at Century Park East, north of Constellation. Any unclaimed bags are transported back to the Los Angeles Marathon office, and you can retrieve your belongings during the week following the race.

During online race registration, you may reserve a pre-race shuttle to the start line from several locations.

The route of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).


You may sign up for the races of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 online.

Online registration is open until the slots last.

The entry fee for the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 starts from $169. The entry fee may increase as the race date approaches.

Double registration (Marathon and 5km Race) is available. Finishers who are registered for both the 5km Race and the Marathon receive a third medal: the LA Double Play medal.

Your Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Event T-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Finish Festival entry and drink ticket (for runners of 21 and older)
  • Pre-race shuttles to the start line from several locations
  • Food and beverage stations, toilets in the start zone, along the course, and after the race
  • Bag deposit and transfer from start to finish
  • Pacemaker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Live athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Heatsheet after finish
  • Massage on first-come, first-served basis
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

Additionally you may purchase the Start Line Hospitality Lounge package.

You can pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Los Angeles Marathon 2024 Health & Fitness Expo at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles), lot G.
Pick-up desk schedule:
15 March 2024 (Friday) from 10:00 to 19:00,
16 March 2024 (Saturday) from 9:00 to 17:00.

Los Angeles Marathon 2023 Health & Fitness Expo map

Los Angeles Marathon 2023 Health & Fitness Expo map

You need to pick up your Race Pack in person. To collect your Race Pack, you should present your government-issued photo ID, QR code from your confirmation email, and sign the event waiver.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Los Angeles Marathon 2024.

Race Results 2023*

Men (marathon)
1. Jemal Yimer (ETH) 2:13:15
2. Yemane Tsegay (ETH) 2:14:09
3. Barnaba Kipkoech (GBR) 2:14:29

Women (marathon)
1. Stacy Ndiwa (KEN) 2:31:02
2. Martha Akeno (KEN) 2:34:28
3. Grace Kahura (KEN) 2:38:18

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You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
The McCourt Foundation
871 Figueroa Terrace
Los Angeles, CA 90012
tel. +1 213 542-3000

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* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 19 March 2023
Temperature: 15°C – 18°C (59°F – 64°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)
Date: 20 March 2022
Possible light rain overnight.
Temperature: 13°C – 26°C (55°F – 79°F)
Wind: 11 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 7 November 2021
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 11°C – 21°C (52°F – 70°F)
Wind: 1 km/h (1 mph)

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Flights to Los Angeles

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If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in March 2024

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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