BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is alerting residents of the upcoming Sketchers Performance Los Angeles Marathon that will take place on Sunday, March 18. Over 25,000 runners will pass thru City Hall and traveling along Rodeo Drive. Spectators can watch from the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. The Farmers’ Market will be closed on Sunday.
The marathon begins at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and will pass through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Century City before concluding near the Santa Monica Pier. The Beverly Hills segment will start on Doheny Drive at Santa Monica Boulevard and participants will run west on Burton Way to Rodeo Drive, south to Wilshire, and then west to Santa Monica Boulevard.
According to a press release Canyon News received from Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager for the city of Beverly Hills, first athletes (wheelchairs) are expected to arrive in Beverly Hills at approximately 7:20 a.m., and runners at approximately 8:00 a.m. Water stations will be located at Burton Way/Foothill Drive, and on S. Santa Monica/Charleville Boulevard. A medical station will be located in the Rexford Mini Park at Rexford Drive and Burton Way.
Beverly Hills’ streets close to the route will close starting at 5:30 a.m. and will re-open at approximately 1 p.m. The first streets to open will be Doheny Drive at Burton Way and Beverly Drive at S. Santa Monica Boulevard. All roads in Beverly Hills will be open by approximately 1:30 p.m. Remaining runners in Beverly Hills will be directed to use the sidewalks after the streets have opened to motorists.
Access to nearby parking structures will be open to the public at the following locations:
-450 N. Crescent Drive
-221 N. Crescent Drive
Officials from the Beverly Hills Police Department and notification/message boards directing vehicles will be situated around the city. Participants arriving by freeway are suggested to:
-For Beverly Hills access north of the route arriving from the 405 Freeway, exit either Sunset Boulevard or Wilshire Boulevard and travel east to Beverly Hills.
-For Beverly Hills access south of the route from the 405 freeway, take the 10 east freeway, exit Robertson Boulevard and travel north to Beverly Hills.
The city will provide regular updates on Beverly Hills-specific Marathon information at www.beverlyhills.org/Marathon. For details about the Marathon in Beverly Hills prior to March 18, call (310) 285-2457. Information can be found at www.facebook.com/cityofbeverlyhills or on Twitter, www.twitter.com/cityofbevhills. General Marathon information can be found at www.laMarathon.com.
For information on the day of the event, call the city of Beverly Hills’ hotline at (310) 550-4680. Individuals are encouraged to call all the hotline if any suspicious activity is observed during the marathon.