The Course

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See below for information on the 2020 race course.


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Twenty two (22) fully-staffed aid stations will feature both Water and Nuun Endurance. Participants are advised to continue moving through the Aid Station if the first tables are too crowded to conveniently obtain fluids.

CLIF SHOT® Energy Gels

CLIF SHOT® Energy Gels will be available for participants at two locations, Mile 12 and Mile 19.

MEDICAL STATIONS -- Keck Medicine of USC

There is medical support at both the Start and Finish Lines as well as along the course. Medical vans are staged at miles 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24. Medical tents are located at the Finish Line and in the Post Food & Fluid Area on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica. A massage tent is also located at the Finish Line. All treatment will be provided by licensed professionals including physicians, nurses, therapists and medical trainers.


There are portable restrooms located at the Start Line, along the entire course just past each Aid Station, and at the Finish Line.


Gear Check is located in Parking Lot K at Dodger Stadium. All gear checked at the Start Line will be transported to the Finish Line for pick-up post-race. Participants must use the clear plastic event-issued Participant Bag to check gear. Non-transparent bags, backpacks, or luggage will NOT be accepted. Do not check anything valuable or fragile as the Los Angeles Marathon is not liable for any loss or damage. Gear Check closes promptly at 6:30 am.

Participants will be able to retrieve their checked items immediately after crossing the Finish Line in Santa Monica along Ocean Ave. Gear Check at the Finish Line will close promptly at 3:00 pm.


Digital clocks are positioned at locations throughout the course. Digital clocks provide the elapsed event time (gun time). Mile markers will be positioned at each mile. Markers will be positioned at each 5km split. Digital clocks at the Finish Line will display unofficial finish times. The elapsed event time begins with the male elite start.


For runners unable to finish the course, Down Drop Runner vans will be available at various Aid Stations from miles 7-23. If you would like to drop out of the Los Angeles Marathon, make your way to an Aid Station. These vans will provide runners adequate transportation back to the Central Drop Area at the intersection of Main St and Olympic Drive in Santa Monica, which is approximately five blocks from the Finish Area. Runners who have dropped out of the race may not cross the Finish Line. Runners that cross the Finish Line despite having been transported to the Finish via van will be disqualified and barred from future events.

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