Sunny skies, cool temperatures expected for the LA marathon


participant in the 37th Annual LA Marathon On Sunday you can expect ideal Southern California weather conditions for the big race, which is expected to attract thousands of runners.

Partly cloudy skies early Sunday are expected to give way to sunny skies and cool temperatures for most of the day, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures range from the mid 60s to mid 70s, with winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour from the northwest.

The marathon is expected to feature around 15,000 runners from across the country — and the world — covering a 26.2-mile course that spans some of LA’s most iconic neighborhoods.

The 2022 route mirrors last year’s in every detail – including a twist at the end that differs from previous races (pre-2021).

Runners begin at Dodger Stadium, turn downtown and sail under Chinatown’s Dragon Gate, past Olvera Street and through Little Tokyo before turning northwest past Echo Park Lake and into Hollywood. Wheelchair users start at 6:30 am, followed by elite female runners at 6:45 am and elite runners at 6:55 am

The race continues west through Beverly Hills overlooking Tony Rodeo Drive. LA Runners will then backtrack down San Vicente, Sepulveda, and Santa Monica Boulevards before ending at Avenue of the Stars.

dozens of streets and the freeway ramps will close to make room for the runners.

  • Twilight Boulevard: Park Avenue to Figueroa Street, 4:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. (Traffic is allowed to depart on Sunset and Douglas Streets until 8:00 a.m. and again after 8:45 a.m. The northbound approach on Sunset, from Douglas to Portia, is also allowed throughout the event.)
  • Sunset will also be closed between Echo Park and Virgil Avenue from 4:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. and between Highland Avenue and Doheny Drive from 5:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m
  • Los Angeles street: Temple to 5th Streets, 4:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m
  • Temple street: Alameda Street to Glendale Avenue, 4:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m
  • Hollywood Boulevard: Avenues from Hillhurst to La Brea, 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Santa Monica Boulevard: La Cienega Boulevard to Sierra Drive, 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
  • Sepulveda Boulevard: Santa Monica to Wilshire Avenue 5:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m
  • Avenue of Stars: Santa Monica to Olympic Avenue, 8:00 a.m. Saturday to 8:00 p.m. Sunday.

Freeway ramps for northbound and southbound lanes Freeways 110 and 101as well as to the south 405 freewaywill be affected at various times during the race.

ramp closures will include:

  • Northbound 110: Hill Street/Stadium Way, 3:00 a.m. to 9:35 a.m
  • Southbound 110: Sunset, 3 a.m. to 9:20 a.m
  • Northbound 101: Grand Avenue, 3 a.m. 10:05 a.m
  • Northbound 101: Highland Boulevard, 4 p.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Southbound 101: Highlands, 4:05 a.m. to 11:44 a.m
  • Southbound 405: Wilshire Boulevard (Eastbound) 4:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
  • Southbound 405: Wilshire (Westbound) 4:45am to 3:00pm

For the full list of road and highway closures, see click here and download the tables.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-03-18/l-a-marathon-what-the-weather-will-be-like-this-weekend-for-the-big-race Sunny skies, cool temperatures expected for the LA marathon

Dais Johnston

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