The Finish Line at the ASICS LA Marathon is located in Santa Monica at the intersection of Ocean Ave and California Ave. New changes have been implemented for 2014 to help make the Finish Line a safe and enjoyable venue for participants and spectators.
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 located at the intersection of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd or the Family Reunion Area located on Ocean Ave between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway Ave. For more information on new security procedures and how spectators will be affected, Click Here.
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, Arrowhead Brand 100% Mountain Spring 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.
SECURED EVENT ZONE
Runners will exit the Runner Secured Finish Zone directly into the Secured Event Zone. The Secured Event Zone is open to the public and is home to the Family Reunion Area and the Massage Tent. There will be three designated security checkpoints into the Secured Event Zone: 2nd Street/Santa Monica Blvd, 2nd Street/Broadway Ave, and Colorado Ave/Ocean Ave. Access to the Secured Event Zone is only permitted through one of these designated checkpoints. Anyone looking to enter the Secured Event Zone is subject to search. All bags are subject to screening. It is strongly recommended that spectators opt not to bring bags to the Finish Line to help maintain the efficient flow of spectators into the Secured Event Zone.
The Family Reunion Area is located on Ocean Ave between Broadway Ave and Colorado Ave. Each letter of the alphabet will be posted along Ocean Ave in the Family Reunion Area. Make arrangements to meet your family at one of the letters of the alphabet along Ocean Ave.
The Finish Festival is home to the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden, the ASICS LA Marathon Treadmill Challenge, and other fun entertainment and giveaways! The Finish Festival is located at the intersection of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd and is open from 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Once runners exit the Runner Secured Finish Zone, they should make a left and head east on Santa Monica Blvd toward the Finish Festival.
MICHELOB ULTRA BEER GARDEN
Runners will be able to pick up their complimentary Michelob ULTRA at the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden (open 10:00AM – 2:00PM). Wristbands will be required and can be picked up at the NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo. If you are unable to pick up your wrist band at the Expo, there will be an ID check station located at the entrance of the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden where you can show your ID and those 21+ can pick up a wristband.
ASICS LA MARATHON TREADMILL CHALLENGE
Also at the Finish Festival, ASICS will feature their popular ASICS LA Marathon Treadmill Challenge! The one of a kind truck-mounted treadmill only runs at one speed, the ASICS LA Marathon record pace. See how long you can keep up, compete for the record and register to win free ASICS gear.
All runners are able to receive a complimentary massage after completing the ASICS LA Marathon! The Massage Tent is located in the Secured Event Zone on Ocean Ave just south of Broadway Ave.
RUNNER PICK-UP ZONE
Runners getting picked-up in Santa Monica have an easy option for vehicles to meet them! The Runner Pick-Up Zone is located on Ocean Ave between Moomat Ahiko Way and Pico Blvd. Vehicles can access the Runner Pick-Up Zone from the east via Pico Blvd or from the south via Ocean Blvd.
HOTEL SHUTTLES (WRISTBAND REQUIRED)
For participants who booked hotels in Downtown LA and Beverly Hills via our Hotel Reservation Center, Hotel Shuttles will be staged at Santa Monica City Hall. Hotel Shuttles require a wristband to board. Hotel Shuttles will begin departing on a continuous basis at 11:00AM and will run until 4:00PM.
Click Here to find information on spectator parking in Santa Monica on race day.
To make taking transit to/from Santa Monica easier on race day, the Big Blue Bus and Metro will offer all transit service from a single bus hub on 11th St. between Olympic Blvd. and Colorado Ave. All Big Blue Bus services that operate in Santa Monica on Sundays will stop here (except for Routes 4 & 9, which will not be in service on race day). Click Here for a map of the Bus Hub.
Big Blue Bus will operate a free shuttle around Downtown Santa Monica including a stop at the Bus Hub. See map linked above for shuttle stops.
Big Blue Bus Route 10 will take participants back to Union Station. Catch Route 10 at the Bus Hub.
Metro will operate a free shuttle to the Expo Line Culver City Station from the Bus Hub.
The City of Santa Monica will provide a Bike Valet from 8:00AM – 6:00PM at both the Bike Center on 2nd St. at Colorado Ave. and on Ocean Ave. at Tongva Park.