More than 25,000 runners, including more than 200 Beverly Hills residents, will race through the City during the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday, March 9, passing City Hall and traveling along Rodeo Drive. A mini block party and spectator viewing will be located on N. Crescent Drive between N. Santa Monica Boulevard and S. Santa Monica Boulevard (in front of City Hall). The Farmers’ Market will be closed on this day.
Nicknamed “Stadium to the Sea,” the marathon begins at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and passes through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Century City before ending near the Santa Monica Pier. The Beverly Hills segment will start on Doheny Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard with participants running west on Burton Way to Rodeo Drive, south to Wilshire, and then west to Santa Monica Boulevard.
First athletes (wheelchairs) are expected to arrive in Beverly Hills at approximately 7:15 a.m., and runners at approximately 8:00 a.m. Water stations will be located at Crescent Drive/ S. Santa Monica Boulevard, and on S. Santa Monica/Charleville Boulevard. A medical station will be located in the Rexford Mini Park at Rexford Drive and Burton Way.
Beverly Hills streets adjacent to the route will close starting at 6 a.m. and reopen between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The first streets to open will be Doheny Drive at Burton Way and Beverly Drive at S. Santa Monica Boulevard. All roads in Beverly Hills will be open by approximately 1:30 p.m. All remaining runners in Beverly Hills will be directed to use the sidewalks after the streets have opened.
Access to nearby parking structures will be open to the public at the following locations:
* 450 N. Crescent Drive
*221 N. Crescent Drive
Police staff and notification message boards directing vehicles will be situated around the City. In addition, if someone is arriving by freeway, it is suggested that:
*For Beverly Hills access north of the route arriving from the 405 Freeway, exit either Sunset Boulevard or Wilshire Boulevard and travel east to Beverly Hills.
*For Beverly Hills access south of the route from the 405 freeway, take the 10 east freeway, exit Robertson Boulevard and travel north to Beverly Hills.
For information on the day of the marathon, call the City of Beverly Hills’ hotline at (310) 550-4680. The City will be promoting the “If You See Something, Say Something”TM public awareness campaign to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Please call the hotline if any suspicious activity is observed during the marathon. If you believe danger is imminent, please call 9-1-1.