2024 Los Angeles Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Los Angeles Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Los Angeles Marathon, an iconic annual event in California, is known for its scenic route which showcases the diverse landscapes and neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Starting at Dodger Stadium, the course winds through various districts, offering runners a glimpse of the city's famous landmarks and vibrant culture. In a change from its traditional finish line in Santa Monica, the marathon now concludes in Century City, a prominent business district known for its skyscrapers and dynamic urban environment. This alteration adds a fresh perspective to the marathon, combining the allure of Hollywood with the modern flair of Century City, making it a unique and exhilarating experience for runners and spectators alike.

Date: 

Sun
Mar 17
2024

Location: 

Los Angeles, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Los Angeles Marathon: Los Angeles Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Los Angeles Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Los Angeles Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Los Angeles Marathon

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