Los Angeles Marathon
Everybody’s running this way and that (mostly that). You can run along, cheer them on, or find alternate routes.
Some readers may be more interested in this listing as a place to avoid rather than seek out. Whether the thought fills you with thrills or dread, the LA Marathon sets off from Dodger Stadium early Sunday morning and follows a route to the sea that covers a whole slew of normally busy surface streets. If traffic delays are your main concern, you'll want to check out this map of street closures associated with the race.
Traffic issues aside, watching 25,000 runners jog by - and perhaps offering them water or fruit - can be entertaining for kids. Certain spots are planned to be more entertaining than others.
The day ends with a Finish Festival on on Ocean Ave. south of the finish line..