'Twas the night before LA Marathon weekend and all through the city,
The runners were in the Hollywood Hills looking down at a sweet light installation, thinking, "wow, is that pretty."
This Friday night, to get LA Marathon runners and spectators fired up for Sunday's race, ASICS will shine a total of 124 spotlights into the sky marking each mile of the 26.2-mile course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Barring any kind of premature June Gloom, it will be a pretty impressive sight—or at least that's what we think based on the renderings.
The lights will shine from 8:40-10:15pm Friday night, and as you might imagine, the best view of them will be from up high. Try all the usual places: Griffith Observatory, the top of Runyon Canyon (edit: the gates close at sunset, just saying...), Yamashiro, the Hotel Wilshire's rooftop bar and restaurant, the Hollywood Bowl overlook, a Downtown rooftop (try The Standard or the Ace Hotel or even the revolving Bona Vista Lounge at the Westin Bonaventure), the Baldwin Park stairs, your totally successful friend's dream house in the hills...
If you can't get up high to see the view, you can also follow along on social media: @asics on Instagram, @ASICSAmerica on Twitter, the brand's Facebook page, and with the hashtag #GoRunIt.
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And, just for good measure, here's a rendering of the light show... FROM SPACE.