24,000 runners to pour through Echo Park and Silver Lake for 2019 L.A. Marathon

Runners pour down Elysian Park Avenue during 2014 Marathon| Scott Fajack

The Los Angeles Marathon — one of  the world’s largest — is coming our way this weekend. About 24,000 runners, walkers and cyclists are going to be hitting neighborhood streets – including Sunset Boulevard, Glendale Boulevard and Temple Street —  on Sunday, March 24 as they head from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica – 26.2 miles.

The first marathoners (those in wheelchairs) leave the stadium at 6:30 am, but some streets and freeway ramps will be closed as early as 3 am on Sunday. (Some streets will be accessible only to residents).   Echo Park Lake is Mile 6, Silver Lake is Mile 7, Sunset Junction is Mile 8 and Los Feliz is Mile 9.

Map from L.A. Marathon

All this means detours and delays and the risk of getting your car towed if you don’t pay attention to the temporary No Parking signs. Bus riders should also prepare for detours and delays on the Metro and DASH lines.

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

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