Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get ready to move your cars and make way for the L.A. Marathon

Marathon runners pass by Echo Park Lake during the 2010 run.

Marathon runners pass by Echo Park Lake during the 2010 run.

The thousands of runners expected to pour through the streets of Angeleno Heights, Echo Park and Silver Lake on Sunday for the 2015 L.A. Marathon have been warned to expect record-high temperatures, prompting officials to roll in a fleet of “cooling buses” and move up the start time by 30 minutes to 6:55 a.m. Meanwhile, residents, motorists and bus passengers,  have to prepare themselves for the annual round of street closures, detours and delays.

Some streets on or near the marathon route will be closed as early at 3:15 a.m., according to the L.A. Department of Transportation.

Two other events of note before Sunday’s Marathon:

Here are some links to find out when Sunday’s marathon runners will pass through your neighborhood and to avoid getting your car towed or getting stuck in traffic:


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