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The ASICS LA Marathon features dozens of points of entertainment along the course!

COURSE ENTERTAINMENT APPLICATION

Naturally, a race held in the entertainment capital of the world must have a major entertainment component. The ASICS LA Marathon is known for its start-to-finish entertainment program to encourage runners and to celebrate the city's diversity. More than 45 bands, 600+ cheerleaders, 5 entertainment centers will have programs on the course, celebrating the triumph of each marathoner.

Mile

Street

Street

Band

Genre

Elysian Park

Stadium Way

Acoustic Hotel

Acoustic Rock

3

Main Street

1st Street

Adam's Attic

Pop/Rock

4

Temple Street

N Figueroa

Kill the Noize

Classic Rock

5

Temple Street

N Boylston

Alfa

Acoustic Pop

5

Bellevue Ave

Echo Park Ave

Devin Tait and the Traitors

Dance Rock

6

Glendale Blvd

Montrose Street

DJ Gadget

All

7

Sunset Blvd

Maltman Avenue

MOSTLY

Indie

8

Hollywood Blvd

Hillhurst Drive

Supa Nova

Magnetic

9

Hollywood Blvd

N Edgemont

Mary Lind Recovery Centers Choir

Various

9

Hollywood Blvd

N Mariposa Ave

KISK

KISS

9

Hollywood Blvd

N Western Ave

Between California and Summer

Rock

9

Hollywood Blvd

N Gramercy Place

Anders~Royal

Alternative

10

Hollywood Blvd

N Van Ness

Ecclesia Church Band

Upbeat

10

Hollywood Blvd

Argyle Avenue

Eastown Apartments

10

Hollywood Blvd

Vine

The Local Rebellion

Indie Rock

11

Hollywood Blvd

Whitley Avenue

Havashot

Classic Rock

11

Hollywood Blvd

N Las Palmas Ave

Hard Six

Rockabilly

12

Sunset Blvd

N La Brea

A Thousand Suns

Alternative

12

Sunset Blvd

N La Brea

Glam Skanks

Rock n Roll

12

Sunset Blvd

N Alta Vista

Wildfire County

Country

12

Sunset Blvd

Spaudling

AMP Radio

AMP Radio

13

Sunset Blvd

Havenhurst

Bizjack and Best

Alternative

15

Doheny Drive

Burton Way

Eion and Kendra

Electronic

16

Burton Way

Maple

100.3 The Sound

Classic Rock

16

Burton Way

N Elm Drive

BlacklistLA

17

Little Santa Monica

N Crescent Drive

DJ Bella Foxx at BH Cheer Zone

Dance

17

Wilshire Blvd

Roxbury

Hale & Company

Dance/Drums

17

Wilshire Blvd

McCarty Drive

Vice Versa

Funk

17

Wilshire Blvd

Little Santa Monica

The Bends

Indie

18

Santa Monica Blvd

Avenue of the Stars

Moose

Classic Rock

18

Santa Monica Blvd

Avenue of the Stars

Veronica Powers

Pop

18

Santa Monica Blvd

N Fox Hills

Jack's Indigo

Alternative

18

Santa Monica Blvd

S Beverly Glen Blvd

Coalcut Entertainment

Hip Hop

19

Santa Monica Blvd

Manning Ave

Drum Beats

Solo Tap Drums

19

Santa Monica Blvd

Westwood

iOn Live Kingdom

Gospel

19

Santa Monica Blvd

Veteran

Loma Linda Lopers

19

Santa Monica Blvd

Camden Avenue

CBFreeLA

Pop

20

Sepulveda

Ohio Avenue

Ronny North

Rock

20

Ohio Avenue

Pontius

Ms. TuTu

Fun

20

Ohio Avenue

Cotner Ave

Creature

Manual

20

San Vicente

Darlington Ave

Chic Media

21

San Vicente

Barrington

Ann Likes Red

Full Service

21

San Vicente

Barrington

Felis

Grunge

22

San Vicente

Montana

DJ Mike Grimm

Dance

25

San Vicente

Ocean Avenue

Core

Rock

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ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS

Chinatown
Broadway/Alpine

For the fifth year, Chinatown will celebrate with the ASICS LA Marathon by bringing out the East Wind Foundation for Youth. They will provide a cultural performance of Lion Dancing with live music accompaniment. The Chinatown Entertainment Center is always very loud, festive, and fun! Come celebrate and cheer on runners just after they've begun their race!

Japanese American National Museum
1st/Central

In its first year joining the ASICS LA Marathon on course, the outreach from the Japanese American National Museum is sure to impress! Don't miss JANM's marathon debut in downtown Los Angeles.

Hongo Taiko School
1st/Grand

For more than 20 years, the Hongo Taiko Drum School, a premier Japanese taiko drum ensemble, has supported runners near Mile 4 next to Disney Concert Hall. They seek to raise the level of intensity and enjoyment of taiko for themselves, as well as the audience, by striving for a high level of group unity. They are dedicated to the advancement of the art of taiko drumming with a deep respect of traditional Japanese culture and spirit. The Japanese taiko drum ensemble has been a staple of the marathon and is well-loved by its runners.

Earlez Grille
Sunset/Fountain

Earlez Grille is a famous hot dog restaurant founded two decades ago by brothers Cary and Duane Earle. What started out as a hot dog cart in the Crenshaw Santa Barbara Plaza has evolved into a successful catering business in the heart of the Crenshaw district at Jack's Chili Factory. They offer hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers, tamales, Jamaican patties, chicken wings, ol' school coffee cakes, vegan & veggie fare and much more.

Salvadorans
Hollywood/N Vermont

The Salvadoran Community has been a part of the ASICS LA Marathon for 17 years. Join the party just outside of Barnsdall Art Park! The group brings out popular musical entertainment to Mile 8 at Hollywood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue.

CHEER ALLEY

As runners leave Beverly Hills and head toward Mile 18, they are greeted by over 600 hundred local cheerleaders making noise to encourage runners get to the Finish Line of the ASICS LA Marathon. Cheer Alley is the Pep Rally of the Year, and is comprised of Middle and High School cheerleaders from across Southern California.

This is the fifth year of the competition and each squad will perform their 2-minute routine, and then will line the course to cheer on runners. Squads will be judged on overall spirit, creativity, showmanship and uniform.

Congratulations to our winning cheer squads:

1st Place -- Roosevelt High School
2nd Place -- Banning High School
3rd Place -- Westchester High School

Thanks to all of the squads that participated:

Animo Jefferson Charter Middle School
Banning High School
Bell Gardens Pepsters
Crown Prep Academy
Culver City Middle School
Franklin High School
Griffith Middle School
Huntington Middle School
Huntington Park High School
Lindsey Middle school
Magnolia Science Academy
Marshall Middle School (Academy of the Arts)
R. L. Stevenson Middle School
Roosevelt High School
Sal Castro
Suva Intermediate
Thomas Alva Edison Middle School
Washington Middle school
Westchester High School