LA Marathon 2021: What You Must Know and See

The 2021 Los Angeles Marathon returns on November 7th, debuting a new 42.2-mile route that is expected to attract thousands of runners from around the world.

The marathon’s new Stadium to the Stars route begins at Dodger Stadium, runs through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and ends on Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

That means the course follows its traditional route to Brentwood, where runners return on San Vicente, Sepulveda and Santa Monica Boulevards before ending on Avenue of the Stars. Organizers say this will allow for a more interactive finish and greater audience participation.

Due to delays caused by the pandemic, the LA marathon will be held for the first time in November. And since this is a mega event, runners must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results in order to participate.

When does the marathon start?

The Main Event begins with the wheelchair start on Sunday, November 7th at 6:30 am, followed by the elite women at 6:45 am and the elite men and the entire field at 6:55 am

The participants of the Charity Challenge 13.1 start at 8:14 am.

Since daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on the same day, don’t forget that the clocks go back an hour.

So watch

KTLA Channel 5 will report live on the event this Sunday from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Spectators can also follow the race on, the KTLA 5 News App, KTLAs YouTube or KTLA +, which can be viewed in the KTLA + App on Apple TV, Roku and Firestick.

The KTLA Facebook page will also have a live stream from the finish line cam.

The finish line is open for six and a half hours after the start of the race.

For those looking to take a personal look at the finish line, organizers say spectator access is limited on the Avenue of the Stars from Santa Monica to Constellation Boulevards.

Spectators who wish to watch the runners cross the finish line must head to the Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars area.

This map shows where viewers can go.

The LA Marathon app enables users to track runners on the route map with GPS, view distances and directions with augmented reality, and receive event updates.

The results will be available here on the LA Marathon website.

Guests are also encouraged to meet runners at the Finish Festival in Century Park for live entertainment, the Heineken 0.0 Beer Garden, merchandise, and other attractions.

The post-marathon celebration will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10058 Constellation Blvd. is open to the public, all participants aged 21 and over receive a free Heineken or Heineken 0.0

Road closures

The marathon route will be closed to vehicle traffic for six and a half hours immediately after the last runner has crossed the starting line. After that, the route is again released for vehicle traffic on a rolling basis.

Road closures begin at 4 a.m., with some roads closed until the afternoon.

These streets will be closed:

  • Elysian Park Avenue: between Dodger Stadium and Sunset Boulevard (4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
  • Twilight Boulevard: from Park Avenue to Figueroa Street (4:00 am to 9:20 am)
  • Cesar Chavez Avenue: from Bunker Hill to Alameda Street (4:00 am to 9:32 am)
  • Broadway: from Cesar Chavez Avenue to Alpine Street (4:00 am to 9:35 am)
  • Alpine road: from Hill to Alameda Street (4:00 am to 9:35 am)
  • Spring road: from college to 1st street (4 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.)
  • 1st street: from hope to the streets of San Pedro (4 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.)
  • Los Angeles street: from the temple to 5th street (4 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.)
  • 4th street: from Los Angeles to Main Streets (4:00 am to 9:50 am)
  • Main road: from 5th to Tempelstrasse (4 to 9:50 a.m.)
  • 3rd street: from San Pedro to Hill Street (4:00 am to 9:50 am)
  • Berg Street: from 4th to Tempelstraße (4 to 9:50 a.m.)
  • 1st street: from San Pedro to Hope Street (4:00 am to 10:05 am)
  • Great avenue: from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 2nd Street (4:00 am to 10:05 am)
  • Temple Street: from Alameda Street to Glendale Boulevard (4:00 am to 10:20 am)
  • Edgeware Street: from Temple to Boston Street (4:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.)
  • Bellevue Allee: from sunset to Glendale Boulevards (4:00 am to 10:20 am)
  • Glendale Boulevard: from Temple Street to Sunset Boulevard (4:00 am to 10:40 am)
  • Twilight Boulevard: from Echo Park Avenue to Virgil Avenue (4:00 am to 11:10 am)
  • Hollywood Boulevard: Hillhurst Avenue to La Brea (4:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • Orange avenue: from Hollywood Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard (4:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
  • Twilight Boulevard: from Highland Avenue to Doheny Drive (5:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.)
  • San Vicente Boulevard: from Sunset Boulevard to Melrose Avenue (5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Santa Monica Boulevard: La Cienega Boulevard to Sierra Drive (5:00 am to 1:00 pm)
  • Doheny drive: from Nemo Street to Wilshire Boulevard (5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Burton Way: from Robertson Boulevard to Rexford Drive (5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • S. Santa Monica Boulevard: from Rexford Drive to Moreno Boulevard (5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Rodeo ride: from Santa Monica to Wilshire Boulevards (5 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Wilshire Boulevard: from Beverly Drive to Santa Monica Boulevard (5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Santa Monica Boulevard (WB and EB Lanes): from Wilshire to Sepulveda Boulevards (5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
  • Sepulveda Boulevard: from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Avenue (5:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
  • Wilshire Boulevard (WB and EB Lanes): Sepulveda Boulevard to Barrington Avenue (5:00 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.)
  • San Vicente Boulevard: from Wilshire Boulevard to Saltair Avenue (5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Some ramps along Freeway 110 north and south are also affected, as are some ramps on Freeway 405 south.


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