The 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon’s runners will be making their way through West Hollywood on Sunday, March 24, 2019 as part of a 26.2-mile course that begins at Dodger Stadium and ends in the City of Santa Monica.
Street closures will be in effect on Marathon Day from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the route, which follows Sunset Boulevard from Havenhurst Drive heading west; south on San Vicente Boulevard; west on Santa Monica Boulevard; and south on Doheny Drive. The route exits West Hollywood at Beverly Boulevard. An estimated 24,000 people from all 50 states and more than 63 countries will run through West Hollywood between miles 14 and 15 of the course.
“The City of West Hollywood is thrilled to welcome runners from around the world to enjoy the Sunset Strip and surrounding neighborhoods, which are packed with creative energy and famous sites that have entertained generations,” said West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico. “This event showcases the best of West Hollywood, including Santa Monica Boulevard’s LGBTQ history and our piece of Route 66; and the famous Sunset Strip with its incredible music venues and hotspots. What an amazing way to spend a Sunday and see our city!”
The L.A. Marathon route for 2019 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 the large numbers of L.A. Marathon runners, there will be several street closures in the City of West Hollywood on Sunday, March 24, 2019 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 ridesharing options.
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) 848-6385. The City of West Hollywood Special Event hotline is (323) 848-6503. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.