Run for Charity

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Make a difference at this year's Los Angeles Marathon. This truly is YOUR COURSE. YOUR CAUSE.

We are committed to improving the community by offering nonprofits the opportunity to use our world-class event to increase awareness and raise funds for their causes through the Official Charity Program.

Charity Challenge Start Line

This event is exclusive to our Charity Runners and certain Charity Partners. Charity Challenge runners will merge in to the marathon course at mile 13, and are will be released in timed waves.Charity Challenge runners will be issued bibs at the expo.

Runners will report to the staging area in Hollywood at the corner of Sunset Blvd. at Orange Grove Ave. no later than 7:30 AM. There will NOT be a gear check option for the Charity Challenge. Please consider running with a small waist belt to hold your necessities. Charity Challenge runners will join the marathon course from the left and will be released in timed waves beginning at 8:30am. Runners who start before the authorized time will be disqualified and not eligible for any Charity Challenge competitions

Charity Challenge Shuttles

Runners have the following options: Shuttle from Santa Monica (The shuttle departure times are 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM. Make sure you are not boarding earlier shuttles that will be heading to Dodger Stadium), or get dropped off (must approach south of the course, runners can be dropped off on Delongpre between Odgen Ave. and Orange Grove Ave.

Finish Line

Participants will complete their race at the Finish Line of the Los Angeles Marathon.Participants should continue walking to pick up their Challenge Medal, mylar blanket, and post-race food and fluid.The Runner Secured Finish Zone is located on Ocean Ave and stretches from California Ave to Santa Monica Blvd.Only participants completing the race will be allowed into the Runner Secured Finish Zone.Once you leave the Runner Secured Finish Zone, re-entry will not be permitted.



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