Sports Alert!!: Los Angeles, CA: Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon 2018 has begun.

Sports Alert!!: Los Angeles, CA: Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon 2018 has begun.

The Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon 2018 has kicked off a 26.2 mile journey across Los Angeles, California at 7:00am PT on Sunday, March 18th, 2018.

This is the 33rd annual running of the Los Angeles Marathon the stretches from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica; from Elysian Park, the race will wind through downtown Los Angeles before heading north through Echo Park and Silver Lake, west through Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Century City, around UCLA, and ending in Santa Monica, California.

Inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the Los Angeles Marathon is an annual world-class running event held each spring and has been contested every year since 1986.

Roughly 24,000 people of runners from all 50 states and 63 countries to participate in the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Marathon.

Runners are given a maximum of 6 hours and 30 minutes to complete the Los Angeles Marathon race.

Runners are competing in male and female divisions across 15 age categories, with the top 3 finishers in each group taking home an award.

ZachNews has learned from the City of Needles that Patrick Martinez, graduated from University of Southern California and new Director of Development Services for the City of Needles, is participating in the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Marathon.

KTLA Channel 5 is broadcasting live the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Marathon.

https://livestream.com/accounts/9262780/events/3189705

Motoists should be ready to deal with dozens of street closures along the 26.2-mile marathon route.

An interactive map showing what streets and intersections will be closed, when they will be closed and when they are scheduled to reopen is available at: https://www.commuterama.com/lamarathon/

**** Street Closures: ****

The following streets will be closed from 4:00am PT to specified times:

  • Vin Scully Avenue from Dodger Stadium and Sunset Boulevard (reopening at 9 a.m.);
  • Sunset Boulevard from Innes Avenue to Figueroa Street (reopening at 9:20 a.m.); and
  • Cesar Chavez Avenue from Bunker Hill to Alameda Street (reopening at 9:32 a.m.)

The following streets will be closed from 4:00am to 9:35am PT:

  • Broadway from Cesar Chavez Avenue to Alpine Street;
  • Alpine Street from Hill Street to Alameda Street;
  • Spring Street from College Avenue to Second Street; and
  • Ord Street from Hill Street to Alameda Street.

The following streets will be closed from 4:00am to 9:50am PT:

  • Main Street from Cesar Chavez Avenue to Third Street;
  • First Street from Hope Street to Alameda Street;
  • Central Avenue from First Street to Third Street; and
  • Second Street from Alameda Street to Broadway.

The following street will be closed from 4:00am to 10:05am PT:

  • Grand Avenue from Cesar Chavez Avenue to Second Street.

The following streets will be closed from 4:00am to 10:20am PT:

  • Temple Street from Alameda Street to Glendale Boulevard;
  • Edgewater Road from Temple Street to Boston Street; and
  • Bellevue Avenue from Sunset Boulevard to Glendale Boulevard.

The following street will be closed from 4:00am to 10:40am PT:

  • Glendale Boulevard from Temple Street to Sunset Boulevard.

The following street will be closed from 4:00am to 11:10am PT:

  • Sunset Boulevard from Echo Park Avenue to Virgil Avenue.

The following streets will be closed from 4:00am to 12:00pm PT:

  • Hollywood Boulevard from Hillhurst Avenue to La Brea Avenue; and
  • Orange Avenue from Hollywood Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard.

The following streets will be closed from 5:00am to 12:45pm PT:

  • Sunset Boulevard from Highland Avenue to Doheny Drive.

The following streets will be closed from 5:00am to 1:00pm PT:

  • San Vicente Boulevard from Sunset Boulevard to Melrose Avenue;
  • Santa Monica Boulevard from La Cienega Boulevard to Sierra Drive;
  • Doheny Drive from Nemo Street to Wilshire Boulevard;
  • Burton Way from Robertson Boulevard to Rexford Drive;
  • South Santa Monica Boulevard from Rexford Drive to Moreno Drive;
  • Rodeo Drive from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard; and
  • Wilshire Boulevard from Beverly Drive to Santa Monica Boulevard.

The following streets will be closed from 5:00am to 1:50pm PT:

  • Beverly Glen Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard; and
  • Santa Monica Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard;

The following streets will be closed from 5:00am to 2:04pm PT:

  • Sepulveda Boulevard from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard.

The following street will be closed from 5:00am to 1:50pm PT:

  • Santa Monica Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to Sepulveda Boulevard.

The following street will be closed from 5:00am to 2:04pm PT:

  • Sepulveda Boulevard from Santa Monica Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard.

The following streets will be closed from 5:00am to 2:20pm PT:

  • Westbound lanes of Wilshire Boulevard to Barry Avenue;
  • Barry Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Goshen Street; and
  • Goshen Street from Barry Avenue to San Vicente Boulevard.

The following street will be closed from 5:00am to 5:00pm PT:

  • San Vicente Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard to Ocean Avenue. (San Vicente Boulevard will be opened at Montana Avenue at 2:36 p.m., at Bristol Avenue at 2:52 p.m. and at 18th Street at 3:08 p.m.)

The following street will be closed from 5:00am to 5:00pm PT:

  • Ocean Avenue from Santa Monica Boulevard to Pico Blvd.

Good luck to all of the participants in the 33rd Annual Los Angeles Marathon.

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