The LA Marathon map looks a little bit like Waze’s rush hour directions—take the main drag for a bit, veer onto this side street, then loop back around. If you’re a runner, you probably know every inch of the course by now. But if you’re spectating, you’ll probably want to brush up on the LA Marathon 2023 route.
The 26.2-mile race is by far the biggest L.A. event in March—it crosses nearly the entire east-west span on the city, with stretches through Downtown L.A., Echo Park, Hollywood, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. So make sure to study the route map below—and don’t forget to pay attention to LA Marathon road closures—and maybe find a few go-to L.A. attractions in case you need a bathroom break.
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Where does the LA Marathon route start?
The starting line for the race begins by Dodger Stadium, in a secured area of the parking lot past the center field fence.
Where does the LA Marathon route end?
The finish line for the LA Marathon is on Avenue of the Stars just below Santa Monica Boulevard, by the Westfield Century City. You’ll find a finish festival across the street in Century Park.
Wait, didn’t the LA Marathon used to go all the way to the beach?
Yep, that’s right, the old stadium-to-the-sea route used to wrap up right on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. But that changed in 2021 with the switch to the “Stadium to Stars” route; marathon organizers cited “dramatically increased costs quoted by the City of Santa Monica,” hence why the route now just makes a U-turn when it approaches the wealthy coastal city.
Where can I watch the race?
You can watch the runners from behind the barricades near Dodger Stadium as they move onto Vin Scully Avenue. For the finish line, spectator access is available on both sides of Avenue of the Stars, as well as to the south on Santa Monica Boulevard.
The route crosses through some pretty familiar neighborhoods of L.A., plus landmarks like the Walk of Fame and Rodeo Drive, so you’ll find large stretches in areas like:
– Sunset Blvd between Vin Scully Ave and Broadway (Echo Park/Chinatown)
– Broadway, Main St and Grand Ave between Cesar Chavez Ave and 3rd St (DTLA)
– Sunset Blvd between Glendale Blvd and Virgil Ave (Echo Park/Silver Lake/Los Feliz)
– Hollywood Blvd between Virgil Ave and Orange Dr (Hollywood)
– Sunset Blvd between Orange Dr and San Vicente Blvd (Hollywood/West Hollywood)
– Santa Monica Blvd between San Vicente Blvd and Doheney Dr (West Hollywood)
– Santa Monica Blvd between Wilshire Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd (Century City/Westwood)