From the organiser
Over 24,000 athletes from all 50 states and more than 63 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the Finish Line in Santa Monica. Participants must be 16 years or older on race day, March 18, 2019 to enter the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.
Distances in this event
- Run 26.2mi
6:30am Sun 24th Mar 2019
Participants must be 16 years or older on race day, March 24, 2019 to enter the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon.
The finish: Intersection of Ocean Ave & California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon’s Stadium to the Sea course takes runners from Dodger Stadium across Los Angeles to a scenic finish just steps from the Santa Monica Pier.
The course has been measured and certified as to its distance (42.195 kilometers) in accordance with USATF requirements. As the elevation of the finish of the Event is more than 1 meter per kilometer lower than the start and as the finish is separated from the start by a distance greater than 50% of the race distance, performances in the Event are not eligible to be ratified as records.
Clocks and mile markers
digital clocks are positioned at locations throughout the course. Digital clocks provide the elapsed event time (gun time). Mile markers will be positioned at each mile. Markers will be positioned at each 5km split. Digital clocks at the finish line will display unofficial finish times. The elapsed event time begins with the male elite start.
6:30 am – Wheelchairs
6:42 am – Handcycles
6:45 am – Elite Women
6:55 am – Elite Men & Full Field
Participant packet pick-up
Packet Pick-Up includes:
- Bib Number
- Timing Chip
- Technical Shirt
- Participant Bag
You MUST bring a valid photo ID to Packet Pick-Up, which is located at the Health & Fitness Expo. All participants are required to pick up their own Participant Packet during regularly scheduled Expo hours.
Individuals will NOT be able to pick up Packets on behalf of others. There will be NO race day Packet Pick-Up. Packets will NOTbe mailed to participants. Please make travel plans accordingly, as no exceptions will be made to these rules.
Gear Check is located in Parking Lot K at Dodger Stadium. All gear checked at the Start Line will be transported to the Finish Line for pick-up post-race. Participants must use the clear plastic event-issued Participant Bag to check gear. Non-transparent bags, backpacks, or luggage will NOT be accepted. Do not check anything valuable or fragile as the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is not liable for any loss or damage. Gear Check closes promptly at 6:30 am.
Participants will be able to retrieve their checked items immediately after crossing the Finish Line in Santa Monica along Ocean Ave. Gear Check at the Finish Line will close promptly at 3:00 pm.
Pre-race participant parking
pre-race participant parking is available in santa monica (for those taking shuttles) and at dodger stadium. Pre-purchase options can be found by clicking here.
Parking at Dodger Stadium
Vehicles parking at Dodger Stadium must enter through the Golden State Gate accessible via I-5. Use the RIGHT lanes leading into the Golden State Gate and proceed to Parking Lots 1, 2, and 3. For vehicle retrieval information, visit our Parking page.
Spectator parking in Santa Monica opens in most city-owned parking lots at 6:00 am.
To make taking public transit to/from Santa Monica easier on race day, Big Blue Bus will offer all transit service from a single Bus Hub at the 17th St/SMC Expo Line Station. All Big Blue Bus service that operates in Santa Monica on Sunday will arrive/depart from the Bus Hub (except for Route 9, which will not be in service on race day). Marathon runners with a race bib can ride Big Blue Bus for free on race day.
Metro will provide a free shuttle between the Bus Hub and the Expo Line Culver City Station for those looking for an easy connection to/from Downtown LA.
The City of Santa Monica will provide a Bike Valet from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm at both the Bike Center on 2nd St at Colorado Ave and on Ocean Ave at Tongva Park.
What about Race numbers & timing chips ?
No one may participate in the Event without wearing the officially issued race number bib registered to the wearer.
Participant race number bibs are specific personal identifiers and may not be exchanged or transferred, given or sold to any other person. The sale and/or transfer of race entries/bibs is strictly prohibited and will result in the disqualification and/or banning from future event of any individuals (sellers and buyers) involved.
Participants are responsible for verifying that their timing chip is working properly prior to the race and worn correctly during the race. Timing chips can be tested at the pickup location and any problems with the timing device must be addressed at the time of packet pick-up.
What about Medical stations — Keck Medicine of USC ?
There is medical support at both the Start and Finish Lines as well as along the course. Medical vans are staged at miles 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24. Medical tents are located at the Finish Line and in the Post Food & Fluid Area on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. A massage tent is also located at the Finish Line. All treatment will be provided by licensed professionals including physicians, nurses, therapists and medical trainers.
How many Aid Stations are on the course?
Twenty-two (22) fully-staffed aid stations will feature both Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Lemon-Lime. Gatorade Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, it now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and has a new, lighter flavor. Participants are advised to continue moving through the Aid Station if the first tables are too crowded to conveniently obtain fluids.
Is there food available on the course?
There will be two CLIF SHOT® Energy Gels stations on course (Mile 12 and Mile 19).
How long is the course open?
The 6 hour, 30 minute course time limit means race officials will reopen streets to vehicular traffic on a rolling basis at a 15:00 per mile pace. Participants still on the course at this time will be required to move to the sidewalks and obey all traffic signals. Participants who cross the finish line after 6:30:00 are not guaranteed to be recognized as Official Finishers and are not guaranteed a medal or finishing time.
Can I run with an iPod/headphones?
Yes. USATF, the national governing body of the sport, recently amended its ban on headphones, iPods and similar devices. It is recommended that athletes keep only one ear bud in to be able to hear directions from race officials or emergency vehicles. Athletes competing for prize money are not allowed to use electronic devices such as headphones and ear pieces.
Where and when is the Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-Up?
The 2019 Health & Fitness Expo and Packet Pick-Up will be held on Friday, March 22: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center in West Hall.
There is NO race day Participant Packet and Bag Pick-Up. No exceptions!
Participants will compete in the following male and female age divisions:
12-15 (SRLA only), 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over
The top 3 finishers in each age division will receive a commemorative award. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal.
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