The Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles 1/2 Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, October 24, expect some road closures and delays as the marathon runs through communities including Echo Park. The race will start in Griffith Park, cross the Hyperion Bridge, go through Silver Lake down Sunset Boulevard, alongside Echo Park Lake, and end at LA Live in Downtown.
Expect some road closures along the 13-mile course, or just avoid leaving your house altogether except to check out the race along Sunset Blvd. and Echo Park Avenue. Our neighborhood council (GEPENC) will be hosting a water station along Echo Park Avenue (probably near the community center on the corner of Sunset) as well.
We met some of the guys from Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 Marathon a few nights ago at the Echo Park Improvement Association meeting, and it seems like everything will go smoothly under their direction (they’ve done this before – this race was formerly called the City of Angels Half Marathon). There will also be quite a few entertainment stages along the course, including live music every mile, and a post-race concert.