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Los Angeles Marathon to Cause Major Road Closures on Sunday Morning

Many streets and freeway ramps in Los Angeles will be closed on Sunday morning for the 38th edition of the Los Angeles Marathon, which is expected to draw more than 22,000 participants. The 26.2-mile marathon will start at Dodger Stadium and end on Avenue of the Stars in Century City, traversing through some of Los Angeles’ most famous areas, including Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Hollywood, West Hollywood, portions of Historic Route 66, and Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive.

While the marathon is expected to be a major event for the city, it will also have a considerable impact on road travel, since several streets will be closed for the majority of the day. There will be ramp closures on the northbound 110 at Hill Street/Stadium Way and 110 N/B to 101 S/B Temple Street at various intervals during the day. Southbound 110 will be closed at Hill Street, Stadium Way, and Sunset Boulevard.

Temple Street, Broadway, Highland Boulevard, Vine Street (right turn lane), Gower Street (right turn lane), and Hollywood Boulevard will be closed on the southbound 101. Spring Street, Grand Avenue, Echo Park Avenue/Glendale Boulevard, Hollywood Boulevard, and Gower Street will be closed on the northbound 101. (Left turn lane). Eventually, restrictions on the southbound 405 will occur at Santa Monica Boulevard (Left lane), Wilshire Boulevard (eastbound), and Wilshire Boulevard (westbound) (westbound).

Marathon street closures will also be substantial, with most streets closing at 4 a.m. and gradually reopening as the final athletes travel the course. While the closures may be inconvenient for some vehicles, they are vital to safeguard the safety of the event’s runners and volunteers.

Several streets have already been designated with directional signs and brightly colored paint to define the course in preparation for the marathon. Residents and businesses along the road have also been advised of the closures and given guidance on how to avoid them.

KTLA is the only broadcast partner for the marathon, and will deliver live coverage on KTLA 5 over the air through your cable/satellite provider, online at, and streaming on the KTLA+ app for Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV.

The Los Angeles Marathon is one of the country’s largest and most prominent marathons, attracting runners from all over the world. The race this year is set to be an exciting and competitive event, with top runners from around the world competing for the top prize.

Aside from the marathon, numerous other activities will take place during the day, including a 5K race and a wheelchair race. For viewers to enjoy, there will also be live music, food, and entertainment.

The Los Angeles Marathon has a long and illustrious history, dating back to 1986. The race has risen in size and popularity over the years, with many runners and spectators making it an annual tradition. The event is a celebration of not only running but also of the city’s colorful culture and diversity.

As the marathon approaches, local officials are advising vehicles to plan ahead and, if possible, avoid the affected regions. Drivers are also reminded to be patient and respectful to the runners and volunteers who will be on the roads.

With only a few days until the big event, both runners and fans are preparing for what promises to be another amazing Los Angeles Marathon. Whether you’re running or watching from the sidelines, there’s little doubt that this year’s marathon will be an exciting and memorable experience for everyone.


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