It’s been less than a month since thousands of runners poured through the streets of Echo Park and Silver Lake for the Los Angeles Marathon. But, this coming Saturday, April 6, the streets of Echo Park and Silver Lake – primarily Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard – will be closed for yet another marathon, the Hollywood Half Marathon. Apparently in an effort to come up with a less hilly, faster course, the Hollywood Half Marathon organizers abandoned portions of the 13.1-mile route that stretched out to Universal City and West Hollywood. The new course is now flatter but now half of the Hollywood Half Marathon appears to go through Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake, with the route taking runners as far east as Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. One leg of the marathon jogs up Silver Lake Boulevard to the Silver Lake Reservoirs.
While the marathon runners prepare for the new course, Echo Park and Silver Lake residents should prepare for Saturday morning street closures.