Watch Out For Runners & Parking Enforcement: 2017 L.A. Marathon headed for Echo Park and Silver Lake this Sunday

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An estimated 24,000 runners, walkers and cyclists  are expected pour through through Echo Park and Silver Lake on the morning of Sunday, March 19 for the 2017  Los Angeles Marathon.

Echo Park is Mile 6  and Silver Lake is Mile 7  on the 26.2-mile marathon course that begins at Dodger Stadium and ends in Santa Monica (with a detour through Downtown).  The first group of marathoners (those in wheelchairs and handcycles) head out of Dodger Stadium beginning at 6:30 a.m. while the full field of runners won’t begin their journey until shortly before 7:55 a.m.

Sunday’s marathon route. Click on map for details

Even if you are not planning to run or cheer on the marathoners, residents should be aware that the event will prompt the closure of many streets – including Sunset Boulevard – as well as freeway offramps as early as 3 a.m. on Sunday. That means traffic – including DASH and Metro bus service —  will be detoured and delayed, and there will many, many tickets and towed vehicles. (Motorists are advised to call (213) 485-4184 and select option 2 or check the OPG website to locate and redeem vehicles).  In addition, there were also be numerous streets that will be open only to residents.

Most streets across Echo Park and Silver Lake should reopen by about 11 am.

Plan ahead for detours and road closures

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