An American Champion in New York

How could you not be moved by this morning’s incredible New York Marathon? Both the men’s and women’s races came down to the last two miles, and Meb Keflizighi’s win makes him the first American to win the race since Alberto Salazar in 1982. Furthermore, there were 6 Americans in the top 10, which bodes well for the future of running in this country. Congratulations to Meb and all the finishers in the New York Marathon, including our own Russ Pillar and Stacy Embretson.

Watch the highlights on Universal Sports.


Roadrunners are go!

Our 2010 LA Roadrunners program launched this morning in Venice. Wow! How about 750 runners there? That included the 85 Pace Leaders–wearing the orange shirts in the photos–and a huge crowd of people ready to change their lives by training for and completing the LA Marathon. If you were there, you saw what a terrific program this is. From the dedicated Pace Leaders to the sweet technical shirts to the electric group energy. This is a great way to get ready for next March. It’s not too late to join the movement, so feel free to come on down to Westminster School in Venice next Saturday at 7:00 am. See you there!


LA Roadrunners – Training Begins This Saturday, 9/12

Join our official LA Marathon Training Program

Who says running isn’t a team sport? Join the official training program of the LA Marathon and you’ll never run alone. Join legendary runner Rod Dixon every Saturday for 26 weeks and we’ll provide the coaching, expertise and enthusiasm to get from the couch to the finish line.

LA Roadrunners boast a phenomenal race day finisher’s rate of 99%, and it offers both veterans and novices a chance to connect with fellow runners, train with a pace leader, receive expert tips on nutrition and technique, and take advantage of numerous race-day perks. Become an LA Roadrunner today and get the most out of your marathon experience.

LA Roadrunners meets at Westminster Avenue Elementary School in Venice, California. The 2009-2010 Training Program will begin on Saturday, September 12. Online registration is now open.

You can also register in person on Saturday. The LA Roadrunners registration process will began at 6:30 a.m. The sooner you get there to complete your registration process and pick-up your shirt, the sooner we can start the morning training activites. Come prepared to run as we will be doing a 3 mile training session.

LA Roadrunner Training Location
Westminster Avenue Elementary School
1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

For more info about the LA Roadrunners, visit our website,

Hope to see you all tomorrow morning!

Running into friends on San Vicente

One of the great things about running on San Vicente in Santa Monica is who you “run into”. For instance, this morning you might have seen Dodger owner Frank McCourt out running with team doctor Neal Elattrache and McCourt Group executive Howard Sunkin. Love that the owner of the LA Marathon is out putting in miles with his team.


SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015