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5 Reasons To Run The LA Marathon Next Year

I ran the Los Angeles Marathon two weekends ago. It was fun, awesome, hard and kicked my butt. I loved it. I have a special place in my heart for the LA Marathon. However it’s usually pretty warm out there and this year I made the not-so-wise choice of showing up under trained. Yet there is a bright side and I’m here to share it.

Here are 5 of the BEST parts of the LA Marathon…

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1. Point-to-point course means you really run 26.2 miles all through Los Angeles. You get to see Dodger Stadium, Chinatown, Hollywood and a ton of other hot spots.

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2. This is the least crowded the streets will ever be.

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3. You’re in Hollywood so there might be a celeb spotting.

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4. It may not be perfect running weather, but it’s perfect ‘living weather’ as I call it. Basically always 76 degrees—not too shabby for pre- and post-race sightseeing and relaxing.

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5. For whatever reason the LA Marathon hasn’t grown to the popularity of Chicago or New York so you can run it without a lottery or raffle or standing on your head while singing the Star Spangled Banner. So, go for it!

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Monica Olivas started blogging six years ago to document her weight-loss journey and training for her first marathon at Since then she’s conquered the half marathon and marathon (actually dozens of them) and lost 20 pounds. She shares running tips, reviews, food diaries, weight-loss features and musings about life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness on her site. Monica is a RRCA-certified running coach and ACE-certified personal trainer based out of Southern California. She is a full-time blogger, also blogging for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, and is sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE. Follow her blog for tips on healthy living and on Twitter/Instagram @RunEatRepeat.