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Detailed parking, shuttle, and transportation information can be found below:


PARTICIPANT PARKING -- CITY OF SANTA MONICA

If you are planning on parking in Santa Monica and taking a pre-race shuttle to the Start Line at Dodger Stadium, you are encouraged to reserve your parking space prior to race day.

Participants looking to reserve a parking space in Santa Monica should select "Los Angeles Marathon (Participants)" from the options listed. Participant parking lots open at 2:00 am. Note that all lots have NO in and out privileges.

Spectators looking to reserve a parking space in Santa Monica should select "Los Angeles Marathon (Spectators)" from the options listed. Spectator lots open at 7:00 am.

Please understand that the parking rates are set by the City of Santa Monica and the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon receives no compensation. For questions about reserving your parking space online, parking refunds, or Santa Monica parking lots, please call 866-330-7275.

PARTICIPANT PARKING -- DODGER STADIUM

Dodger Stadium will open to vehicular traffic on Sunday, March 18th at 3:00 am PST. Participants are allowed to park at Dodger Stadium during the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. However, there is no shuttle transportation from the Finish Line back to Dodger Stadium after the race.

Vehicular access to Dodger Stadium on race morning is only allowed through the Golden State Gate which is accessible via I-5 - Stadium Way exit. Please Note: the Stadium Way exits from CA-110 (both northbound and southbound) will be closed on race day. Use 2000 Academy Rd to navigate via GPS. This will take you directly to the Golden State Gate.

Cars will NOT be allowed to park overnight at Dodger Stadium between Sunday, March 24th and Monday, March 25th. Please retrieve your vehicle by 8pm on March 24, 2019. Vehicles left in the lot after 8pm are subject to tow at their owner's expense.

Sunday, March 24
Golden State Gate (open until 8:00 pm PST)

RUNNER PICK-UP AREA

This year, the City of Santa Monica will be providing a designated runner pick-up area to allow family members and App-based ride hailing services to conveniently pick up runners after the Marathon without the need to park. The runner pick-up zone will be along the East side of 5th Street between Broadway and Wilshire Blvd. To access this area, take I-10 West and exit 5th Street. Continue past Colorado Ave and Broadway. Three blocks of loading zone will be provided on the right hand side of the street. To return to the freeway, turn right at Santa Monica Blvd, Arizona Ave, or Wilshire Blvd and then right at Lincoln Blvd.

SHUTTLES - SANTA MONICA

All participants are guaranteed a complimentary pre-race shuttle from Santa Monica to the Start Line at Dodger Stadium. Shuttles will depart from in front of Santa Monica City Hall.

Please make your shuttle reservation during online registration. If you did not make your shuttle reservation online or wish to change shuttles please take the following action:

  1. Log into your Active Account (active.com)
  2. Select My Events
  3. Go to the Los Angeles Marathon – Select Additional Merchandise
  4. Choose Shuttle Time

The following shuttle slots from Santa Monica are available:
3:00 am, 3:30 am, 4:00 am, 4:30 am, 5:00 am, 5:30 am

SHUTTLES - UNION STATION

All participants are guaranteed a complimentary pre-race shuttle from Union Station to the Start Line at Dodger Stadium. Shuttles will depart from Bay 9 atPatsaouras Transit Plaza. Please Note: there is no shuttle transportation from the Finish Line to Union Station after the race. (Participants looking to take public transit back to Union Station should catch the Expo Line at the Downtown Santa Monica Station (4th St. & Colorado Ave.) and pay $1.75 + a $2 TAP card which can purchased at ticket vending machines located at all Expo Line stations.

A roundtrip fare is $3.50 in stored value + a $2 reusable TAP card
One-way fare is $1.75 + a $2 reusable TAP card

Please make your shuttle reservation during online registration. If you did not make your shuttle reservation online or wish to change shuttles, please take the following action:

  1. Log into your Active Account (active.com)
  2. Select My Events
  3. Go to the Los Angeles Marathon – Select Additional Merchandise
  4. Choose Shuttle Time

The following shuttle slots from Union Station are available:
5:00 am, 5:30 am, 6:00 am

Plan your trip to Union Station using the Trip Planner below:



*Union Stations are not the same as Downtown LA Hotel shuttles. See below for hotel shuttles.

SHUTTLES - DOWNTOWN LA HOTEL

For those participants that have booked a hotel in Downtown LA through our Hotel Reservation Center, complimentary shuttle transportation is available to the Start Line at Dodger Stadium and from the Finish Line in Santa Monica back to Downtown LA.

Participants that book a room in a Downtown LA hotel through our Hotel Reservation Center will receive a shuttle wristband upon check-in to their hotel. Wristbands must be worn to board Downtown LA shuttles.

Pre-Race Shuttle Pick-Up Locations (pick-up is from 4:00 am - 6:00 am on a rolling basis)
Guests staying at: Sheraton, Millennium Biltmore, Westin Bonaventure, Omni, LA Hotel, Doubletree
500 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Post-Race Shuttle Pick-Up Location (pick-up is every half-hour starting at 11:00 am, last trip at 4:00 pm)
Santa Monica City Hall
1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION

You can find street closure information for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on this page.


Please plan ahead for an alternate travel route to avoid street closures.


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