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

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In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

Date:
21 March 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 27.000,
marathon 2020 — 21.889
Race Record: 2:06:35 (marathon) Markos Geneti, Ethiopia, 2011
Entry fee:
170 $ 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. About 27.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (21.889 runners completed marathon in 2020).

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Los Angeles Marathon 2020

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 6:55 21 March 2021 (Sunday) from Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles).

Age limit: from 16 years old on race day.

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

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:30 21 March 2021 (Sunday) at the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Orange Grove Ave (mile 13 of the marathon route).

Registration is possible only through Los Angeles Marathon Charity Partners.

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Course

The course of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 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, markers are positioned at each 5km split.

Course of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 with altitude profile

Course of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 with altitude profile

Start line for the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 is at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles), the home stadium of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

The finish is at Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

You may find the official course map of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 here.

The participants of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 are divided into starting corrals according to the results of the previous races completed from 1 January 2019 till 14 November 2020. You may change your starting corral till 14 November 2020. 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 30 minutes (from the time the last runner crosses the start line).

22 water and nutrition stations are located at the marathon route. The stations provide runners with drinking water, Nuun Endurance isotonic drink, CLIF SHOT energy gel. You may get pre-race food and drinks in Parking Lot H at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles): water, Nuun Endurance, CLIF SHOT Energy Blocks, fruit and bagels are available. Finishers get post-race food and fluid in the Runner Secured Finish Zone.

21 March 2021 (Sunday) from 5:00 till 6:30 you may leave your personal belongings at the gear check in Parking Lot K at Dodger Stadium (1000 Elysian Park Ave, Los Angeles). The stuff must be packed in a clear event-issued deposit bag (the bag is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number). Participants may retrieve their checked bags after the finish till 15:00. Not collected bags are transported back to the Los Angeles Marathon office, you can get your belongings the week after 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 2021 is certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USA Track & Field (USATF).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 online.

The online registration is open till the slots last.

The entry fee for the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 is from 170 $. The entry fee may increase as the race date approaches.

Double registration (Marathon and 5km Race) is available. Finishers that were registered for both the 5km Race and the Marathon receive a third medal — LA Double Play medal.

If the event is cancelled due to COVID-19 your race entry may be deferred until the 2022, 2023 or 2024 event.

Your Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • ASICS 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 beverages stations, toilets in start zone, along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit and transfer from start to finish
  • 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
  • On-line race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge cancellation insurance.

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Los Angeles Marathon 2021 Health & Fitness Expo in the South Hall – Halls G&H of Los Angeles Convention Center (1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015).
Pick-up desks schedule:
19 March 2021 (Friday) from 10:00 till 19:00,
20 March 2021 (Saturday) from 9:00 till 17:00.

You need to pick-up your Race Pack in person. To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Los Angeles Marathon 2021.

Race Results 2020*

Men (marathon)
1. Bayelign Teshager (ETH) 2:08:27
2. John Langat (KEN) 2:08:44
3. Wilson Kwambai Chebet (KEN) 2:09:17

Women (marathon)
1. Margaret Muriuki (KEN) 2:29:28
2. Almaz Negede (ETH) 2:32:29
3. Jane Kibii (USA) 2:36:05

* Source: results2.xacte.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Conqur Endurance Group
871 FIGUEROA TERRACE
Los Angeles, CA 90012
USA
tel. +1 213 542-3000

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* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 8 March 2020
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 10°C – 19°C (50°F – 66°F)
Wind: 8 km/h (5 mph)
Date: 24 March 2019
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 11°C – 21°C (51°F – 70°F)
Wind: 5 km/h (3 mph)
Date: 18 March 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 7°C – 17°C (44°F – 62°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)

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Flights to Los Angeles

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Prices are for round trip flights 19 March 2021 — 22 March 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

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.

Insurance

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 2021

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

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