Where to Run: Top 10 Marathon Bucket List - #10: LA Marathon


By: Brian Elder

"From stadium to sea," the tagline of the LA Marathon hints at the course start and finish for the race coming in at #10 in our "Where to Run: Top 10 Marathon" countdown. Starting at Dodgers Stadium and finishing at Santa Monica Beach, the Asics LA Marathon attracts runners from across the country. If you are looking for a race to help you see a major city with all of its sights and landmarks then this is the race for you. 


  • Beverly Hills
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Dodger Stadium
  • Santa Monica Beach
  • Thai/Chinatown 
  • Capital Records Tower

Date/Race Schedule:

  • February 14th, 2016
  • 6:50AM- Wheelchair start
  • 6:55AM- Handcycle start
  • 7:05AM- Elite Women
  • 7:25AM- Elite Men & Full Field 

Pace Teams:

  • 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30

  • One great feature of this marathon is that you can meet your pace leader at the expo


  • Location: Los Angeles Convention Center 
  • Times: Friday, February 12: 10AM-7AM; Saturday, February 13: 9AM-5PM
  • Sponsored by Nutribullet
  • Packet Pickup is located here to pickup your bag and technical t-shirt


  • Registration Opens September 1st
  • Full Maraton Cost: $160 (on Sept. 1st)
  • The weather for the LA Marathon is ideal as conditions average in the High 60s/Lo 40s

Finishers Medal

Brian Elder is a learner, amateur explorer, and runner that is going to run until it takes him somewhere. He is a graduate from the University of Georgia where he studied English and Religion. After running competitively on trails and roads, he fuels with an appetite so big you would swear it’s competitive.  Follow Brian on Instagram.