The Start

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Once you’ve arrived at Dodger Stadium, know how to get around prior to the start of the race!

GETTING TO THE START

Race Day Shuttles
The easiest way to get to the Start Line is by taking a complimentary pre-race shuttle. Click HERE for more pre-race shuttle information.

Dropping Off at Dodger Stadium
Vehicles dropping off runners at Dodger Stadium must enter through the Golden State Gate accessible via I-5. Use the LEFT lanes leading into the Golden State Gate and proceed to the Runner Drop-Off Area in Parking Lot 4.

Parking at Dodger Stadium
Vehicles parking at Dodger Stadium must enter through the Golden State Gate accessible via I-5. Use the RIGHT lanes leading into the Golden State Gate and proceed to Parking Lots 1, 2, and 3. For vehicle retrieval information, visit our Parking page.

START LINE SCHEDULE

6:30 am – Wheelchairs
6:42 am – Handcycles
6:45 am – Elite Women
6:55 am – Elite Men & Full Field

GEAR CHECK

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 at the Start Line closes promptly at 6:30 am.

SEEDED CORRALS

Seeded corrals A, B, C, D, and E will open at 5:00 am. Each corral will have its own entrance and runners that have qualified for a Seeded Corral must show their bib to security personnel to gain entrance. The Seeded Corrals will close promptly at 6:40 am. Runners should plan accordingly and must be in their appropriate corral by 6:40 am or they will not be permitted entry into their seeded corral.

Click here for more information on start corrals

RESTROOMS

Portable restrooms will be available throughout the start line area. Runners will not be able to use the restrooms inside Dodger Stadium or sit in the stands due to construction.

CHARITY SUITES/VIP RUNNERS

Charity runners looking to access the Charity Suites and VIP runners looking to access the Stadium Club should walk toward the east end of Dodger Stadium (past the Right Field Pavilion) and use the stairs to head up to the Club Level entrance. Charity/VIP runners need to walk up three sets of stairs to make it to the Club Level. Runners with Charity Suite or VIP designation on their bib will need to show their bib to be allowed inside the Club Level at Dodger Stadium.

START LINE HOSPITALITY

Click here for more information on start line hospitality

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