Charity Relay

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The Charity Relay


The ASICS LA Marathon offers a 2-person Charity Relay that is exclusive to Official Charity Partners.  The Charity Relay is held within the ASICS LA Marathon where participants split the distance (12.9 and 13.3) to cover the entire 26.2 miles. Participants will receive the same support, participant shirt and goodie bag as those running the ASICS LA Marathon, along with a special medal, designed just for the Charity Relay!


Runners looking to participate in the Charity Relay must register through an Official Charity Partner.  Click Here to see the list of Official Charity Partners.  From the list, contact the charity of your choice to inquire if they have Charity Relay slots available.  The charity will give you an invitation code to register which you can enter in the registration portal below to unlock registration for the Charity Relay.


The Relay Exchange Zone is located near the mid-point of the ASICS LA Marathon course on Sunset Blvd between Ogden Dr and Orange Grove Ave.


Leg 1: 12.9 miles
Leg 2: 13.3 miles

Leg 1 runners will start the race with the ASICS LA Marathon full field at 7:25 am at Dodger Stadium.  There is not a separate start for the Charity Relay.  Leg 1 runners are able to use any of the methods of getting to Dodger Stadium available to Marathon runners.  Click Here for more information on getting to the Start.

Leg 2 runners must make their way to the Relay Exchange Zone on Sunset Blvd between Ogden Dr and Orange Grove Ave.  Shuttles for Leg 2 runners will be available from in front of Santa Monica City Hall departing at 7:00 am and 7:30 am.  Shuttle reservations are not required for Leg 2 runners.  Note: there is no shuttle transportation from Downtown LA and Beverly Hills Official Hotels to the Relay Exchange Zone.

Leg 1 runners will be able to check gear at Dodger Stadium in Lot K.  Runners should look for the Charity Relay truck.  Leg 1 runners will be able to pick up gear at the Relay Exchange Zone.

Leg 2 runners will not be able to check gear.  Runners will be able to give any gear to Leg 1 finishers to hold on the shuttle ride to Santa Monica while the Leg 2 runner is completing the course.

Leg 1 runners will complete their leg of the race at the Relay Exchange Zone.  Once finished running, Leg 1 runners should turn left onto Orange Grove Ave to collect their Charity Relay Medal, mylar blanket, and post-race food and fluid.  Leg 1 Runners that checked gear at Dodger Stadium will be able to collect gear at the corner of Orange Grove Ave and De Longpre Ave.  Shuttles will also be staged on De Longpre Ave to take runners to Santa Monica.  Note: there is no shuttle transportation back to Dodger Stadium.

Leg 2 runners will complete their leg at the Finish Line of the ASICS LA Marathon.  Once finished, runners should continue through the Runner Secured Finish Zone to collect their Charity Relay medal, mylar blanket, and post-race food and fluid.


Click Here for frequently asked questions about the Charity Relay.