Once you’ve finished the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, be sure you know where to meet your friends and family!
RUNNER SECURED FINISH ZONE
Once runners cross the Finish Line, they will enter the Runner Secured Finish Zone, which is closed to the non-credentialed public. The Runner Secured Finish Zone is located on Ocean Ave from California Ave to Santa Monica Blvd. Runners will keep moving south on Ocean Ave to collect their finisher medal, mylar blanket, Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, post-finish food, and any items at Gear Check. Runners will exit the Runner Secured Finish Zone at Santa Monica Blvd. Spectators are not allowed into the Runner Secured Finish Zone.
Spectator access will be closed on Ocean Ave from Washington Ave to Santa Monica Blvd. Palisades Park will also be closed to spectators from Washington Ave to Santa Monica Blvd. Any spectator wishing to watch their runner cross the Finish Line will need to station themselves on Ocean Ave north of Washington Ave.
Spectators are strongly encouraged to meet their runners at the Finish Festival or Family Reunion Area.
Make arrangements to meet your family at one of the letters of the alphabet. The Family Reunion area will be located on Ocean Ave between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway Ave.
The Finish Festival is home to the Beer Garden, music, and other fun entertainment and giveaways! The Finish Festival is located on Santa Monica Blvd between 2nd St and Ocean Ave.
Runners will be able to pick up their complimentary beer from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Wristbands will be required and can be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo. If you are unable to pick up your wristband at the Expo, there will be an ID check station located at the entrance of the Beer Garden where you can show your ID and those 21+ can pick up a wristband.
All runners are able to receive a complimentary massage after completing the Skechers Performance Marathon. Look for the Massage Tent on Ocean Ave just south of Broadway Ave.
For participants who booked hotels in Downtown LA or Beverly Hills through our Hotel Reservation Center, Hotel Shuttles will be staged at Santa Monica City Hall. Shuttles require a wristband to board and will depart every half-hour beginning at 11:00 am with the last pick-up at 4:00 pm.
TRANSPORTATION AT THE FINISH
Spectator parking in Santa Monica opens in most city-owned parking lots at 6:00 am. Click Here for a real-time parking map of available parking lots.
To make taking public transit to/from Santa Monica easier on race day, the Big Blue Bus will offer all transit service from a single Bus Hub on 11th St between Olympic Blvd and Colorado Ave. All Big Blue Bus lines that operate in Santa Monica on Sundays will stop here (except for Routes 4 & 9, which will not be in service on race day).
Big Blue Bus will operate a free shuttle shuttle around downtown Santa Monica and to the Bus Hub from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm.
Metro will provide a free shuttle between the Bus Hub and the Expo Line Culver City Station for those looking for an easy connection to/from Downtown LA.
The City of Santa Monica will provide a Bike Valet from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm at both the Bike Center on 2nd St at Colorado Ave and on Ocean Ave at Tongva Park.