2011 L.A. Marathon runners head into Silver Lake on Sunset Boulevard.
Runners who passed through Echo Park and Silver Lake during last year’s Los Angeles Marathon (shown in the video above) met with rain as well as cheering fans as they raced their way from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Looks like this year’s Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 18 will also be a wet one as well given recent weather forecasts, which predict a 50% chance of showers on marathon day. But last year’s rain did not appear to scare off many runners or residents who crowded sidewalks and intersections to cheer their support along the 26.2-mile long course.
As in previous years, residents of Angeleno Heights, Echo Park, Silver Lake and Victor Heights should prepare and plan ahead for street closures that will turn miles of Sunset Boulevard and other streets into no-parking, tow-away zones. The first wave of an estimated 23,000 marathon runners start pouring out of Dodger Stadium at 7:24 a.m., but some streets will be closed as early as 3 a.m., with most streets in the area expected to be reopen by about 11 a.m. (you might also hear the drone of early morning media helicopters if you live near the stadium). Expect Metro bus service to be disrupted and rerouted for much of the day. Dash bus service on Echo Park Avenue is expected to return to normal by late morning.
- Road Closure Map
- Course street closures and approximate reopening times
- Additional street closures and approximate reopening times
- Marathon Course Map
- Wet weather advice for runners