Wednesday March 16, 2011
In the second year of the crosstown route from Dodger Stadium in downtown Los Angeles to Ocean Boulevard, the 26-mile course will start at Dodger Stadium, run east through Chinatown and continue on to the Little Tokyo Historic District and parts of downtown Los Angeles, turn west on Sunset Boulevard to Hollywood Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills and continue on to San Vicente Boulevard to finish at Ocean Boulevard just steps away from the Santa Monica Pier.
The 2010 Marathon featured the debut of the Stadium to the Sea course, which took runners through four cities and drew a sold-out field and hundreds of thousands of spectators. The newly revised course adds Chinatown's Dragon Gateway and the Little Tokyo Historic District to the world-famous landmarks that line the 26-mile race to the Pacific Ocean. Route maps and information: www.marathon.com
Race spectators from all over Los Angeles County and beyond will be able to take Metro Rail to some segments of the race course to follow the action and all the highlights of this year's Marathon and not have to worry about traffic or parking.
This year the eight Metro Rail stations within walking distance of the race course are the Chinatown and Little Tokyo/Arts District Gold Line stations and the Union Station, Civic Center, Vermont/Sunset, Hollywood/Western, Hollywood/Vine and Hollywood/Highland Red and Purple Line subway stations. The Metro Rail system will operate on normal Sunday service schedule.
Metro Bus service will be diverted to detours in downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica. See service advisory at metro.net.
More than 50 Metro Bus lines will be detoured. They are lines 2, 4, 10, 14, 16, 20, 26, 28, 30, 33, 40/42, 45, 48, 55, 60, 68, 70/71, 76, 78/79, 81, 83, 84, 90, 92, 94, 96, 105, 156, 180/181, 200, 201, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212, 217, 222, 305, 445, 485/487, 534, 550, 704, 720, 733, 745, 754, 757, 780, 794, and the 910 Silver Line. All detours will begin at 4 a.m.
Regular Metro Bus service on some lines will be restored as the race progresses but full service on all lines is not expected to resume until approximately early evening.
For more information on routes and schedules call (323) GO-METRO or (323) 466.3876 or visit Metro's Trip Planner at www.metro.net.
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