It is that time of year again? Let the running begin! SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen start your engines!
Now how the heck do we get around the runners in the LA Marathon?


Streets in italics are not part of the course and are “Local Access Only.”  Residents can approach the street closure with valid ID.


Elysian Park Av between Dodger Stadium and Sunset Bl
Stadium Wy between Scott Ave and Cesar Chavez Pl


Sunset Blvd between Innes Ave and Figueroa St


Cesar Chavez Ave between Bunker HIll and Alameda
Broadway between Cesar Chavez and Alpine St
Apline St between Hill St and Alpine St
Spring St between College St and 2nd St
Ord St between Hill St and Alameda St


Main St between Cesar Chavez and 3rd
1st St between Hope and Alameda
Central Ave between 1st and 3rd
2nd St between Alameda and Broadway
Los Angeles St between Arcadia St and 3rd St
Judge John Aliso between Temple and 3rd


Grand Ave between Cesar Chavez and 2nd St
Figueroa St between Apline St and 2nd St
Hill St between Ord St and 2nd St
Broadway between Temple and 2nd
Hope St between Temple and 1st
Dewrap Rd between Temple and 1st
Beaudry Ave between Sunset Blvd and 1st


Temple St between Alameda St and Glendale Blvd
Edgeware Rd between Temple St and Boston St
Bellevue Ave between Sunset Blvd and Glendale Blvd


Glendale Blvd between Temple and Sunset
Alvarado St between Glendale Blvd and Temple St


Griffith Pk Blvd between Effie and Sunst
Santa Monica Blvd between Sunset and Hoover St
Fountain Ave between Myra and Virgil Ave


Sunset Blvdbetween Echo Park and Virgil
Hillhurst Ave between Franklin and Hollywood
Vermont between Franklin and Sunset


Normandie between Franklin and Sunset
Western Ave between Franklin and Sunset
Wilton Pl between Franklin and Sunset


Gower St between Franklin and Sunset
Vine St between Franklin and Sunset
Cahuenga between Franklin and Sunset


Hollywood Blvd between Hillhurst Ave and La Brea
Orange Ave between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd
Highland Ave between Franklin and Sunset
La Brea between Hollywood Blvd and De Longpre Ave


Fairfax Ave between Hollywood Blvd to Santa Monica Blvd


Laurel Cyn Blvd between Hollywood Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd


Sunset Blvd between Highland and Doheney
La Cienega Blvd between Sunset Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd


San Vicente Blvd between Sunset and Melrose
Santa Monica Blvd between La Cienega Blvd and Sierra Dr
Doheney Dr between Nemo and Wilshire
Burton Wy between Robertson and Rexford
S Santa Monica Blvd between Rexford and Sepulveda
Rodeo Dr between Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire
Wilshire Blvd between Beverly and Santa Monica
Alden Dr between Oakhurst Dr and Doheney Dr
3rd St between Oakhust and Robertson
Beverly Glen Blvd between Wilshire and Santa Monica
Westwood Blvd between Wilshire Blvd nd Santa Monica Blvd
Massachsetts Ave between Sepulveda and Cotner


Santa Monica Blvd between Wilshire and Sawtelle
Sepulveda Blvd betweeen S. Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire
Westwood Blvd between Wilshire Blvd to Santa Monica Blvd


Ohio Ave between Veteran and Sawtelle
Sawtelle Blvd between Santa Monica Blvd and Dowlen Dr
Dowlen Dr between Bonsall Ave and Wadsworth Pl
Bonsall Ave between Dowlen Dr and Eisenhower Ave
Eisenhower Ave between Bonsall Ave and Bringham Ave
Massachusetts Ave between Sepulveda and Cotner


Barrington between Montana and Dorothy


Montana Ave between Bringham and Bundy
Bundy between Dunoon Ln and Montana
26th St between La Mesa Wy and Georgina Ave


San Vicente Blvd between Wilshire Blvd and Ocean Ave


Ocean Ave between San Vicente and Pico
Main St between Colorado Blvd and Olympic Dr


Freeway Ramp Closures for the LA Marathon:

110 NORTH, SOUTH – Hill / Stadium Way
110 SOUTH – Hill & Stadium Way
110 SOUTH – Sunset Blvd
110 SOUTH – Temple Blvd
101 NORTH – Spring St
101 NORTH – Grand Ave
101 NORTH – Echo Park / Glendale
101 NORTH - Hollywood Blvd
101 NORTH – Highland Ave
101 SOUTH – Broadway
101 SOUTH – Temple
405 SOUTH – Santa Monica Blvd


Bus Lines Detoured or the LA Marathon include:

002, 004, 010, 014, 016, 020, 028, 030, 033, 045, 048, 055, 060, 068, 070, 071, 076, 078/079/378, 081, 083, 084, 090/091, 092, 094, 096, 105, 156/656, 180/181, 200, 201, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212/312, 217, 222, 305, 487/489, 534, 550, 704, 720, 733, 745, 754, 757, 910 


Thanks to

 “Join the fun! Residents are encouraged to visit the free LA Marathon Expo at Dodger Stadium, volunteer during race weekend, and/or line the course to cheer runners.”

from the good people at LA Marathon 


image from blog downtown


Click the map below for a look at the exit route for West Hollywood residents.


Click the map below for a look at alternative routes to exit Beverly Hills.

For an even more detailed closure map check out this:


Great Mapping! I love maps!

First photo from Zimbio
Photo from headline from globomaestro