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Every year in March, over 25,000 dedicated runners take to the LA Marathon stretch across Los Angeles, California. LA MARATHON LLC Chief Executive Tracey Russell announced that this year’s ASICS LA Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, March 9th, has officially sold out regular registration for the second straight year.
Runners from all over the world will once again follow its popular “Stadium to the Sea” course from the start line at Dodger Stadium to the finish just steps from Santa Monica Pier. “With our annual ASICS LA Marathon just day(s) away, we cannot wait to give marathoners the experience of a lifetime,” said Russell. “We are excited to be sold-out, but particularly proud that the recreational field includes more than 3,700 charity runners, who participate on behalf of one of the nearly 90 official Charity Partners of the ASICS LA Marathon. These dedicated and passionate runners are aiming to surpass last year’s total of $3.1 million dollars raised for their respective causes.”
A very strong elite field is in place including 2013 male winner Erick Mose from Kenya, who is anxious to repeat last year’s win and challenge the women for the $50,000 gender bonus prize.
For those unable to make the marathon as a runner or a spectator, KTLA will broadcast the race live on Sunday morning from 6-11AM PST. Additionally, Universal Sports will re-broadcast the race, beginning at 12PM PST. For more information, please visit www.asicslamarathon.com.
If you would like to run next year, specific registration details can be found at www.asicslamarathon.com/charities.