On Sunday, March 24, the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon sponsored by Skechers Performance will take place. The race will begin at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and will run through the neighboring cities of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills before finishing in Downtown Santa Monica.

The Los Angeles Marathon Unified Command (LAMUC) wants everyone to plan ahead and remind people that the 26.2 mile race course will be closed to the public on March 24. Street closures will begin as early as 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, and will re-open as safety permits on a rolling basis. For a Marathon route map and a complete list of street closures throughout Santa Monica, please visitsantamonica.gov/marathon.

Eastbound San Vicente Blvd. and parts of Ocean Ave. will close starting at 9:30 p.m. on March 23 with most other downtown street closures happening at 6 a.m. on March 24. Santa Monica Police Officers will reopen the streets after the majority of the race participants have finished. Organizers anticipate most of San Vicente Blvd. will be completely reopened by 4 p.m. Ocean Ave. between San Vicente Blvd. and Moomat Ahiko Way will open at approximately 6 p.m. with the exception of Ocean Ave between Washington Ave. and Wilshire Blvd., which will remain closed until 9 p.m. For live updates on street closures and re-openings on race day, visit www.smgov.net/lamarathon.

San Vicente Blvd. will be closed to eastbound traffic along the entire length of San Vicente Blvd. between Ocean Ave. and 26th St. No vehicles will be allowed to cross San Vicente Blvd. in the northbound or southbound direction for the duration of the closure. Westbound travel will be maintained with left turn restrictions. Closures will begin at midnight.

Ocean Ave. between Montana and Wilshire avenues will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic beginning at 9:30 p.m. Temporary No Parking signs will be posted along Ocean with the restrictions and impounding will begin at 9 p.m.

Ocean Ave. will be closed to both northbound and southbound traffic from San Vicente Blvd. to Moomat Ahiko Way. No vehicles will be allowed to enter Ocean Ave. from the westbound direction for the duration of the closure. Closures will begin at midnight.

Westbound Olympic Dr. will be closed between Main St. and 4th St. Eastbound and westbound Olympic Dr. will be closed between Ocean Ave. and Avenida Mazatlán. Closures will begin around 6 a.m.

Additional closures listed below will begin at 6 a.m.:

Main St. will be closed from Pico Blvd. to Colorado Ave.

Colorado Ave. will be closed between 5th St. and 4th St.

4th St. will be closed in both directions between Colorado Ave. and Broadway until noon

Southbound 2nd St. will be closed between Wilshire Blvd. and Colorado Ave. Northbound traffic will not be permitted to turn right at each intersection.

Northbound 5th St. will have left turn restrictions between Colorado Ave. and Arizona Ave.  All traffic will be directed to Wilshire Blvd. to access the parking garages via 4th St.

Submitted by DTSM Inc and the City of Santa Monica

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