Over 24,000 athletes from more than 63 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Santa Monica.
Sketches LA Marathon
Run the largest marathon on the west coast of the USA!
Over 24,000 athletes from around the world set out from Dodger Stadium to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Santa Monica.
In 2019, we will be adding an International Tour to help athletes arrive at the start line in the best condition possible. We offer a program that includes race entry, 4-nights accommodation close to the finish precinct, airport transfers and race week transport. We also have run sessions planned and yoga on the beach!
RACE ENTRY, TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATION
Tri Travel provide discount race entry packages, the best LA event accommodation and a comprehensive race week itinerary to make the most of your time in LA. Tri Travel arrange all the travel logistics and are the leaders in sports travel solutions for athletes and their supporters. Tri Travel have been helping athletes achieve their goals for 20 years.
The official international tour package includes the following:
- Guaranteed early bird entry rate of US$ 180.00
- 4-nights’ accommodation
- Guaranteed entry to LA Marathon
- Airport Transfers
- Transfers to expo and race registration
- Transfers to race start
- Tour merchandise
- Training session and yoga in Santa Barbara
City of Angels
Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes.
The weather during the marathon time is quite cool for LA, with an average of 21 degrees. We recommend athletes and their travelling partners pack cooler clothes as the nights can be cold at this time of year.
Australian visitors to the United States, for business or tourism, staying 90 days or less, do not need to obtain a visa. However an online travel authorisation needs to be obtained through ESTA, which is a quick, free internet application with authorisation received within a few minutes.
LA Marathon Course
The “Stadium to the Sea” course not only includes a net elevation drop of 430 feet, but it also incorporates many iconic landmarks for which Los Angeles is world renowned.
After circulating around historic Dodger Stadium, the third oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball, the course negotiates past Chinatown and its famous Twin Dragon Towers Gateway, El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Park, the oldest section of the city, and two of the latest additions to the city’s cutting-edge architectural heritage: the Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, designed by Rafael Moneo. At mile six, the course winds through the communities of Echo Park and Silver Lake before linking up to Sunset Boulevard, where it offers runners a picturesque view of the celebrated Hollywood sign.
For the next eight miles, the course guides runners past such other notable Hollywood landmarks as the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Comedy Store, the House of Blues Sunset Strip and Whiskey A Go Go. After leaving West Hollywood, the course winds through the heart of Beverly Hills and straight down Rodeo Drive, one of the most affluent, highest profile shopping thoroughfares in the world.
From Beverly Hills, the course continues west to Century City, a commercial and residential district originally developed on land which comprised the backlot for 20th Century Fox studios. The “Stadium to the Sea” course includes six miles along Historic Route 66, a celebrated national highway that for decades spanned 2,451 miles from Normal, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It also traverses through the grounds of the Veterans Administration, a sprawling facility originally founded in 1887 which now houses, among other things, the VA’s West Los Angeles Healthcare System. After leading race participants into the community of Brentwood, the course continues along San Vicente Boulevard, a popular, pedestrian-friendly street which attracts runners of all abilities 365 days a year. The final three miles of the marathon are set in Santa Monica, where the course eventually runs along scenic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and it concludes on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier and its stunning solar-powered Ferris wheel.
Top 10 reasons to run the LA Marathon:
- Enjoy scenic neighbourhoods and famous landmarks along the course
- Loads of entertainment along the world-famous “Stadium to the Sea” course
- Run one of the top 10 marathons in the world
- Abbott World Marathon Majors qualifier
- Runners from all 50 states and 70+ countries
- 2-day expo and finish festival with beer garden
- High-quality medals, shirts, and exclusive merchandise
- Run for a cause with over 60 charity partners
- Finish the race at one of the best beaches in the world
- Enjoy beautiful California before, during, and after your race
Our location and race knowledge allows us to secure some of the best accommodation covering all budgets.
Full transport and Logistics
From the moment we meet and greet you at the airport, through the tour experience. We provide the best quality transport and logistics.
Exclusive sponsor and merchandise apparel.
Discount Travel Insurance
Through our travel partners, we provide discount travel insurance.
As the official race partner, Tri Travel guarantee race entry to this event.
Pre and Post Travel
Looking to holiday before or after the race? We provide full travel solutions and options.
Through our partners we offer discounted travel insurance
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The Tri Travel Difference
The little things that make your experience unique with us.
- We’ve perfected the art of sports travel
- We create life experiences
- Like you, we love what we do
- We believe in having the courage to find your limits
- Your achievements are our success
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