ASICS LA MARATHON: MILE 13, 14 & 15
After turning right off of Orange Ave, Runners will arrive in West Hollywood once crossing Havenhurst Dr on Sunset Blvd. They will continue down Sunset Blvd, turning left onto San Vicente Blvd. From there runners will turn right onto Santa Monica Blvd running to Doheny Dr.
With the discovery of Hollywood in the 1920s, the brazen nightclubs on the Sunset Strip were the hotspots for celebrities to be spotted. During the late 60s, young rebellious rockers rediscovered West Hollywood and its new venues, including Whisky A Go Go and The Troubadour. The area became the hotspot to a developing music industry. West Hollywood annually hosts “the largest street party in the world” every Halloween when the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval takes over Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood is dubbed the pet friendliest community in Southern California.
Chateau Marmont Hotel
Located on Sunset Blvd, Chateau Marmont originally opened as an apartment house in 1929. Later it was changed to a hotel due to its high rent coinciding with the Great Depression. The hotel was a location for a number of events in the lives of their well-known celebrity clientele. Designed to withstand earthquakes, the hotel has survived major earthquakes in 1933, 1953, 1971, 1987 and 1994 without sustaining any major structural damage. The hotel features nine cottages, four bungalows and private pool area, as well as a restaurant featuring California cuisine.
Pacific Design Center
Also known as the Blue Whale because of its size relative to the adjacent buildings, as well as its blue glass. The center is home to the West Coast’s top decorating and furniture market, including showrooms, public and private spaces, along with a branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The PDC hosts many screenings, exhibitions, lectures, meetings, special events and receptions for the design, entertainment and art communities.