Spectator Guide

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Whether you are looking to support a specific runner or looking to cheer on the masses at the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, we have all the information you need to prepare for race day viewing along the course!

Click Here for the Santa Monica Spectator Guide

Spectators are encouraged to line the course from the Stadium to the Sea. Along the course there will be designated entertainment centers with entertainment for runners and spectators.

Premier Entertainment Centers:
Mile 2- Chinatown- Broadway/ Alpine
Mile 4- Hongo Taiko School- 1st/ Grand Ave
Mile 7- Earlez Grille- Sunset/ Fountain
Mile 8- Salvadoreans- Hollywood/ Prospect

Entertainment Stages will be located at:
Mile 1- Stadium Way & Elysian Park Ave
Mile 3- 1st Street & Main Street
Mile 10- Hollywood Blvd & Vine Street
Mile 11.5- Sunset Blvd & La Brea Ave
Mile 18- Santa Monica & Avenue of the Stars

Mile 19- Santa Monica Blvd. & Westwood
Mile 20- Sepulveda Blvd & Ohio Avenue
Mile 21- San Vicente & Barrington
Mile 25- San Vicente Blvd & Ocean Ave


Atmosphere is a big part of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, and all of our bands, DJs and entertainers make race day one to remember. Check out the Course Entertainment page for information on which entertainment will be located at a mile near you, and head on out to enjoy free music and entertainment while you cheer on the runners!


Spectator Parking
Spectators looking to reserve a parking space in Santa Monica near the finish line should select "Los Angeles Marathon (Spectators)" from the options listed Here. Spectator parking lots open at 7:00 am.

Click Here for a real-time parking map of available parking lots. A parking map with rates for City of Santa Monica parking lots will be posted in February

Bus Hub
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.

On the day of the marathon, save travel time by riding the free shuttle bus service between the Metro Expo Culver City Station and City of Santa Monica. For your best route, fare information, or more info use the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) GO-METRO or (323) 466-3876.

Bike Valet
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.


Below is a chart of approximate times runners will be crossing each mile.

Mile Location (City) Lead Women Lead Men Mid-Pack
Start Dodger Stadium near Lot G (LA) 7:02 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 7:29 a.m.
1 Sunset Blvd., just north of Marion Ave. (LA) 7:07 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:39 a.m.
2 Broadway, just north of Sunset Blvd. (LA) 7:13 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 7:49 a.m.
3 Main Street, between Temple & 1st Streets (LA) 7:18 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 7:59 a m.
4 1st Street, just north of Spring Street (LA) 7:24 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:09 a.m.
5 Temple Street & Victor Street (LA) 7:29 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 8:19 a.m.
6 Glendale Blvd., just before Santa Ynez St. (LA) 7:35 a.m. 7:55 a.m. 8:29 a.m.
7 Sunset Blvd., just before Silver Lake Blvd. (LA) 7:40 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:39 a.m.
8 Sunset Blvd. between Myra & Bates Aves. (LA) 7:46 a.m. 8:04 a.m. 8:49 a.m.
9 Hollywood Blvd. & Edgemont Street (LA) 7:51 a.m. 8:09 a.m. 8:59 a.m.
10 Hollywood Blvd. & Wilton Place (LA) 7:57 a.m. 8:14 a.m. 9:09 a.m.
11 Hollywood Blvd. & Wilcox Ave. (LA) 8:02 a.m. 8:19 a.m. 9:19 a.m.
12 Sunset Blvd. & LaBrea Ave. (LA) 8:08 a.m. 8:24 a.m. 9:29 a.m.
13 Sunset Blvd., just west of Fairfax Ave. (LA) 8:13 a.m. 8:29 a.m. 9:39 a.m.
14 Sunset Blvd., just past Alta Loma Road (LA/WH) 8:19 a.m. 8:33 a.m. 9:49 a.m.
15 Santa Monica Blvd., west of Robertson Blvd. (WH) 8:24 a.m. 8:38 a.m. 9:59 a.m.
16 Burton Way, past Oakhurst Drive (WH/LA/BH) 8:30 a.m. 8:43 a.m. 10:09 a.m.
17 Rodeo Drive & Dayton Way (BH) 8:35 a.m. 8:48 a.m. 10:19 a.m.
18 Santa Monica Blvd & Century Park East (BH/LA) 8:41 a.m. 8:53 a.m. 10:29 a.m.
19 Santa Monica Blvd., past Westholme Ave. (LA) 8:46 a.m. 8:58 a.m. 10:39 a.m.
20 Sepulveda Blvd., north of Santa Monica Blvd. (LA) 8:52 a.m. 9:02 a.m. 10:49 a.m.
21 Dowlen Drive before Bonsall Ave. (VA) 8:57 a.m. 9:07 a.m. 10:59 a.m.
22 San Vicente Blvd., near Montana Ave. (LA) 9:03 a.m. 9:12 a.m. 11:09 a.m.
23 San Vicente Blvd., past Bristol Ave. (LA) 9:08 a.m. 9:17 a.m. 11:19 a.m.
24 San Vicente Blvd. & 18th Street (SM) 9:14 a.m. 9:22 a.m. 11:29 a.m.
25 San Vicente Blvd., between 7th & 4th Streets (SM) 9:19 a.m. 9:27 a.m. 11:39 a.m.
26 Ocean Ave., past Idaho Avenue (SM) 9:25 a.m. 9:32 a.m. 11:49 a.m.
Finish Ocean Ave. & California Ave. (SM) 9:28 a.m. 9:34 a.m. 11:52 a.m.

**Family and friends can sign up for race day tracking in February for updates as their runner makes his/her way along the course.


Click Here to view our street closure maps and plan your day.


Find a list of the best viewing areas accessible by Metro trains. Visit Metro for train timetables and other public transportation options.

Chinatown Gold Line Station — MILE 2
Board a Gold Line trainand exit Chinatown. Walk one block south to College St and turn right. Walk one block to Spring St and turn left. Walk one block to Alpine St.

Union Station Red Line Station — MILE 2
Board a Red Line train and exit Union Station. Walk across Alameda St onto Los Angeles St. Walk through LA Plaza Park to Main St.

Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line Station — MILE 3
Board a Gold Line train and exit Little Tokyo/Arts District. Walk one block west on 1st St.

Civic Center Red Line Station — MILE 3
Board a Red Line train and exit Civic Center. Walk toward 1st St.

Vermont/Santa Monica Red Line Station — MILE 8
Board a Red Line train and exit Vermont/Santa Monica. Walk .7 miles east on Santa Monica Blvd to Sunset Blvd.

Vermont/Sunset Red Line Station — MILE 8
Board a Red Line train and exit Vermont/Sunset. Walk two blocks east toward Virgil Ave.

Hollywood/Western Red Line Station — MILE 9
Board a Red Line train and exit Hollywood/Western. Walk out to Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood/Vine Red Line Station — MILE 10
Board a Red Line train and exit Hollywood/Vine. Walk out to Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood/Highland Red Line Station — MILE 11
Board a Red Line train and exit Hollywood/Highland. Walk out to Hollywood Blvd.

Santa Monica — FINISH LINE
Board an Expo Line train and exit Culver City. Metro provides a shuttle from the Culver City Station to the Bus Hub in Santa Monica on 11th St between Olympic Blvd and Colorado Ave.