The Finish

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Once you’ve finished the 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, Heatsheet, Water, Nuun 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 Beer Garden, music, and other fun entertainment and giveaways! The Finish Festival is located on 3rd Street Promenade between Santa Monica & Wilshire.


All runners are able to receive a complimentary massage after completing the Los Angeles 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. Marathon runners with a race bib can ride Big Blue Bus for free on race day.

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.

Metro Expo Line

Beat traffic and ride Metro Expo Line in and out of Santa Monica. Riders are encourage to preload TAP cards with roundtrip fare of $3.50 in stored value to make your trip that much faster. On race day, Metro will run enhanced weekend service on the Expo Line.

Metro Parking

While there is limited parking at the Metro lot on 17th St/SMC Station, you can also park at Expo/Bundy and Expo/Sepulveda Station and hop on the Expo Line. Once you park, conveniently pay at the on-site kiosk or on the Metro Parking app (available on Google or the App Store). Find out more at

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