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Course Entertainment

 

On-Course Entertainment

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 25 bands, 600+ cheerleaders, 4 entertainment centers and nearly half of the official charities will have programs on the course, celebrating the triumph of each marathoner.

Bands

2014 Entertainment

Mile

Location Location Name

1

Dodger Stadium Parking Area G San Pedro HS Band

1

Elysian Park Ave Stadium Way Gradual Effect

2

Broadway Alpine East Wind Foundation for Youth Lion Dance Troupe

3

Main St 1st St Adam’s Attic

4

1st Grand Hongo Taiko School

5

Bellevue Ave Echo Park Ave Devin Tait and the Traitors

6

Sunset Blvd Benton Way

7

Sunset Blvd Santa Monica Blvd Anders-Royal

7

Sunset Blvd Fountain Ave Earlez Grille

8

Hollywood Prospect Salvadoreans

8

Hollywood Blvd N Edgemont St Mary Lind Recovery Center Choir

9

Hollywood Blvd Normandie Radio Centro 93.9

9

Hollywood Blvd N Mariposa Ave BETH

10

Hollywood Blvd N Van Ness Ave Power 106

10

Hollywood Vine Enemy Among Us

11

Hollywood Whitley Ave WSS Street Team

11

Hollywood Las Palmas Hard Six

12

Sunset La Brea Nolan Garrett

15

Doheny Drive Rosewood Ave 100.3FM The Sound

15

Doheny Drive Burton Way LA River Swim Team

17

Wilshire Blvd Peck Ion Radio

17

Wilshire Blvd S. Roxbury Drive Hale & Company

17

Wilshire Blvd Little Santa Monica Acidie Bloom

17

Little Santa Monica Moreno Drive Cheer Alley and Competition

18

Santa Monica S Ave of the Stars Alicia G

18

Santa Monica S Ave of the Stars Aviators

18

Santa Monica Comstock DJ Coalcut

19

Santa Monica Manning Drum Beats

19

Santa Monica Camden Ave CBFree

20

Sepulveda Blvd Ohio Ave Ronny North

21

San Vicente Blvd Barrington Ave Ann Likes Red

21

San Vicente Blvd Barrington Ave Felis

26

San Vicente Ocean Core

Chinatown

For the fourth 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 this Year of the (Water) Snake and cheer on runners just after they’ve begun their race!

Hongo Taiko School

For more than 20 years, Los Angeles Matsuri Taiko, 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

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 thriving restaurant and 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

The Salvadoran Community has been a part of the ASICS LA Marathon for 17 years. They bring their popular musical entertainment to Mile 8 at Hollywood Boulevard and Prospect Avenue.

Official Cheer Zones

The NUTRIBULLOOZA Healthy Living Festival!
Location: Santa Monica at Nemo
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Come join the fun at Mile 15 in West Hollywood where NutriBullet will be celebrating another year of their partnership with the ASICS LA Marathon!  If you’re going to be supporting a runner on race day, this is the place to be!  From 8am to Noon, come enjoy live musical performances via stage and Jumbotron, DJ Spase and the NutriBullet Dancers, live percussion performances, NutriBullet and NutriBullet Swag Giveaways, dance contests, free green smoothie bars, comedy, and more!!

Beverly Hills Cheer Zone

Cheer on runners in glamorous Beverly Hills at Little Santa Monica Boulevard and North Crescent Drive and be entertained by local musicians while browsing booths of local businesses and sampling treats throughout the morning.

“Cheer Alley”

Cheer Alley will be located at Little Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive, just outside Beverly Hills, near the start of mile 18. This year, more than 600 cheerleaders on 20 squads will compete for a $2,500 purse prize ($1,250 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place). This is the fourth year of the competition. Each squad will perform their 2-minute routine, and then will line the streets to cheer on runners. Squads will be judged on overall spirit, creativity, showmanship and uniform.

Charities on the Course

Nearly half of the marathon’s charities will be showcasing their programs on the course, celebrating the individual triumph of each marathoner while providing entertainment:

Mile

Location

Cross-Street

Name

5

Temple St N Bixel St The Bili Project Foundation

6

Glendale Blvd Montrose St OneLegacy Foundation

6

Sunset Blvd Mohawk The Dream Center

7

Sunset Blvd Silver Lake Blvd Blind Children’s Center

7

Sunset Blvd N Reno St Lupus Foundation of America

7

Sunset Blvd Lucile Ave The Pablove Foundation

7

Sunset Blvd Myra Ave Team In Training 1

9

Hollywood Blvd Normandie Child S.H.A.R.E.

9

Hollywood Blvd N Kingsley Dr Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

10

Hollywood Blvd Wilton Ave Fulfillment Fund

10

Hollywood Blvd El Centro Ave Angel City Pit Bulls 1

11

Hollywood Blvd N Wilcox Ave St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

11

Hollywood Blvd Schrader Blvd Good Neighbors USA

12

Sunset Blvd N Alta Vista Blvd Magic Bus USA

13

Sunset Blvd N Laurel Ave ARC

13

Sunset Blvd N Crescent Heights Blvd Team In Training 2

14

San Vicente Blvd Santa Monica Blvd Team to End Aids (T2)

15

Doheny Dr Alden Dr Prader-Willi California Foundation

16

Burton Way N Palm Dr Giving Children Hope

16

Little Santa Monica Blvd N Rodeo Dr Concern Foundation

16

Little Santa Monica Blvd Brighton Way Lupus LA

18

Santa Monica Blvd S Beverly Glen Kitten Rescue

19

Santa Monica Blvd Prosser Ave The Painted Turtle

19

Santa Monica Blvd Selby Ave Beit T’Shuvah

19

Santa Monica Blvd Glendon Ave OneLegacy Foundation

19

Sepulveda Blvd Veteran Ave The Pablove Foundation 2

19

Santa Monica Blvd Sepulveda Blvd Hostelling International USA

20

Ohio Ave Beloit Ave Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc.

21

Ohio Ave Bonsall Ave Rover Rescue

21

Bringham Ave San Vicente Blvd Hirshberg Foundation

22

San Vicente Blvd Montana Ave (eastbound) Girls on the Run-LA County

22

San Vicente Blvd Bundy SRLA

22

San Vicente Blvd S Carmelina Ave Team in Training 3

22

San Vicente Blvd S Canyon View Dr Blind Start of America

23

San Vicente Blvd Burlingame Ave Angel City Pit Bulls 2

23

San Vicente Blvd Moreno Dr Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club

23

San Vicente Blvd 26th St Corazon de Vida Foundation

23

San Vicente Blvd 23rd St Back on My Feet

23

San Vicente Blvd 21st St Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

23

San Vicente Blvd 20th St Train 4 Autism

23

San Vicente Blvd 18th St Reading to Kids

24

San Vicente Blvd Lincoln Blvd Race for Veronika’s Place

25

Ocean Ave Georgina Ave Meals on Wheels West

25

Ocean Ave Alta Ave Team Parkinson