The Los Angeles Marathon is an iconic event that brings together runners and walkers from all over the United States. Held annually on the third Sunday of March, the weekend-long event includes a 2-day Health & Fitness Expo at Dodger Stadium, a 5K, and the LA Big 5K and Charity Half Marathon. The main event, the Los Angeles Marathon, is a 26.2-mile course that takes participants through some of the most iconic sites in the city. The first Los Angeles Marathon was held in 1981 and was known as the Jordache Los Angeles Pro-Am Marathon.
It featured two sections: a professional section with $100,000 in prizes and an amateur section. Since then, the marathon has grown in popularity and now honors Legacy Runners who have completed every Los Angeles Marathon since its inception in 1986.If you're planning to participate in this year's marathon, make sure to attend the Health & Fitness Expo at Dodger Stadium on March 17-18.This is where you'll pick up your race packet and get all the information you need for race day. After the race, uncollected bags will be transported back to the Los Angeles Marathon office where you can pick them up during the week following the race.