The Finish

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Once you’ve finished the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, be sure you know where to meet your friends and family!


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, 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.


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 or Family Reunion Area.


The Family Reunion area will be located on Ocean Ave between Santa Monica Blvd and Broadway Ave.


The Finish Festival is home to the Angel City Brewery Beer Garden, music, and other fun entertainment and giveaways! The Finish Festival is located on Santa Monica Blvd between 2nd St and Ocean Ave.


The official beer sponsor for the 31st annual Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is Angel City Brewery! In a city known more for its glitz than its grit, Angel City Brewery is proud to rough things up a bit and work beneath the shiny surface. Their home in the Los Angeles Arts District is both brewery and canvas, the center of a revival for the city’s artists, musicians, hustlers, and craftspeople. Enjoy four of Angel City's fantastic lineup of beer styles at this year’s Finish Festival!

Runners will be able to pick up their complimentary Angel City beer from 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. Wristbands will be required and can be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo. If you are unable to pick up your wristband at the Expo, there will be an ID check station located at the entrance of the Beer Garden where you can show your ID and those 21+ can pick up a wristband.


All runners are able to receive a complimentary massage after completing the Skechers Performance Marathon. Look for the Massage Tent on Ocean Ave just south of Broadway Ave.


For participants who booked hotels in Downtown LA through our Hotel Reservation Center, Hotel Shuttles will be staged at Santa Monica City Hall. Shuttles require a wristband to board and will depart every half-hour beginning at 11:00 am with the last pick-up at 4:00 pm.

There will be no Beverly Hills Shuttles. Please plan accordingly.


Spectator Parking
Spectator parking in Santa Monica opens in most city-owned parking lots at 6:00 am. Click Here for a real-time parking map of available parking lots.

Bus Hub

To make taking public transit to/from Santa Monica easier on race day, Big Blue Bus will offer all transit service from a single Bus Hub at the 17th St/SMC Expo Line Station. All Big Blue Bus service that operates in Santa Monica on Sunday will arrive/depart from the Bus Hub (except for Route 9, which will not be in service on race day). Marathon runners with a race bib can ride Big Blue Bus for free on race day.

Metro will provide a free shuttle between the Bus Hub and the Expo Line Culver City Station for those looking for an easy connection to/from Downtown LA.

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.