ASICS LA MARATHON MILE: 21
Runners will circle the Veterans Administration building after exiting Santa Monica Blvd on Sepulveda Blvd and running under the San Diego 405 freeway.
The VA Greater Los Angeles serves veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million veterans in the Greater Los Angeles area. Both the USC and UCLA school of Medicine are affiliated with the Greater Los Angeles VA, as well as countless other colleges, universities and vocational schools.
The oldest building on Wilshire Blvd, located on VA Medical center campus in West Los Angeles, was built in 1900. After the Sylmar earthquake in 1971, the chapel was closed due to damage sustained in the quake. The building contains two separate chapels separated by a double brick wall. The building is described as “the most monumental complex of Shingle style Queen Anne structures ever constructed in the Los Angeles area.”