Course Amenities

The ASICS LA Marathon is more than a race, it’s a total community effort, with support and encouragement at every turn. So, you take care of the running and we’ll take care of you.


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Fully-staffed aid stations will feature both Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water and Gatorade Endurance Formula Lemon-Lime.  As each aid station features both products, electrolyte tables will be first, followed by water.  Participants are advised to continue moving through the Aid Station if the first tables are too crowded to conveniently obtain fluids.

CLIF SHOT® Energy Gels

CLIF SHOT® Energy Gels will be available for participants at two locations, Mile 12 and Mile 19.


There is medical support at both the Start and Finish Lines as well as along the course. Medical vans are staged at miles 6, 8, 10, 12, 14,  16, 18, 20, 22, and 24.  Medical tents are located at the Finish Line and in the Post Food & Fluid Area on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica.  A massage tent is also located at the Finish Line.  All treatment will be provided by licensed professionals including physicians, nurses, therapists and medical trainers.


There are portable restrooms located at the start, along the entire course just past each water station and at the Finish Line.


Gear Check will be available for participants wishing to check-in personal items prior to the start of the race.  The Gear Check will be located in Lot K at Dodger Stadium.  Due to heightened security reasons, you must use the event-issued clear Participant Bag provided at the Expo for Gear Check.  Non-transparent bags, back packs, or luggage will NOT be accepted.  Do not check anything valuable or fragile in your bag as the ASICS LA Marathon is not liable for any loss or damage.  Gear Check closes promptly at 6:45 am.   Please plan accordingly.

Participants will be able to retrieve their checked items immediately after crossing the Finish Line in Santa Monica along Ocean Ave.  Gear Check at the Finish Line will close promptly at 3:00 pm.


Digital clocks are positioned at locations throughout the course.  Digital clocks provide the elapsed event time (gun time).  Mile markers will be positioned at each mile.  Markers will be positioned at each 5km split.  Digital clocks at the Finish Line will display unofficial finish times. The elapsed event time begins with the marathon’s male elite start.


For runners unable to finish the course, Down Drop Runner vans will be available at various Water Stations from miles 7-23.  If you would like to drop out of the ASICS LA Marathon, make your way to a Water Station.  These vans will provide runners adequate transportation back to the Central Drop Area at the intersection of Main St and Olympic Drive in Santa Monica, which is approximately five blocks from the Finish Area.  Runners who have dropped out of the race may not cross the Finish Line.  Runners that cross the Finish Line despite having been transported to the Finish via van will be disqualified and barred from future events.