WeHo Welcomes Runners in the 2017 Sketchers Performance L.A. Marathon

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Photo by Jon Viscott / Courtesy of the City of West Hollywood

The City of West Hollywood is proud to welcome runners participating in the 2017 Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 19, 2017 as they make their way through city streets toward the finish line in the City of Santa Monica. The L.A. Marathon will begin at Dodger Stadium and end at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica. Some West Hollywood Streets will close to accommodate runners

An estimated 25,000 people from all 50 states and more than 55 countries will run through West Hollywood between miles 14 and 15 of the 26.2-mile course.

Photo by Jon Viscott / Courtesy of the City of West Hollywood

Hope of the Valley is the official charity partner of the 2017 Sketcher Performance Los Angeles Marathon and provides hot meals, housing, counseling and health services to those in need in the greater Los Angeles area.

“The City of West Hollywood is exactly halfway from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica,” said West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “Our little piece of the marathon route is full of big stories — runners will not only pound the pavement on the world-famous Sunset Strip and take-in its legendary past and history-making music venues, they will also enjoy a stretch of historic Route 66, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary!”

Photo by Jon Viscott / Courtesy of the City of West Hollywood

The L.A. Marathon route for 2017 will guide runners into the City of West Hollywood along Sunset Boulevard. From the Sunset Strip, runners will turn left (south) onto San Vicente Boulevard; then right (west) on Santa Monica Boulevard; then left (south) onto Doheny Drive, where they will enter the City of Beverly Hills.

To ensure the safety of large numbers of L.A. Marathon runners, there will be several street closures in the City of West Hollywood on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Sunset Boulevard between Havenhurst Drive (the route enters West Hollywood along Sunset Boulevard from the City of Los Angeles) and Doheny Drive.
  • San Vicente Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Melrose Avenue.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and Doheny Drive.
  • Doheny Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard (the route exits West Hollywood along Doheny Drive to the City of Beverly Hills).

Parking will be strictly prohibited along the L.A. Marathon route. “No Parking” signs will be posted prior to the event. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

L.A. Marathon spectators and community members who are searching for alternative parking solutions in West Hollywood during the L.A. Marathon are encouraged to visit the City of West Hollywood’s website, where a directory of parking structures and municipal lots with hours of operation and rates is available online at www.weho.org/parkinglots. Members of the public are encouraged to carpool and to use public transportation, taxis or ride sharing options.

For additional information regarding the 2017 Sketchers Performance L.A. Marathon, including details about road closures and alternate access routes, visit www.lamarathon.com. A complete route map is available at www.lamarathon.com/event/course-map. General inquires may also be directed by email to info@lamarathon.com or by telephone to (213) 542-3000.

For more information specific to the City of West Hollywood regarding the L.A. Marathon or street closures, please contact the City’s Event Services Division at (323) 848-6307.

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Marco Colantonio is a longtime West Hollywood resident and community activist, former West Hollywood Disabilities Advisory Board member and founder/publisher emeritus of WEHO TIMES.
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