Expect disruptions as LA Marathon runs through WeHo

March 14, 2013


West Hollywood Welcomes Runners in the Honda L.A. Marathon on Sunday, March 17, 2013

The LA Marathon makes its way along the Sunset Steip again this year as it wends its way to the sea.

WEST HOLLYWOOD – The City of West Hollywood will again welcome runners competing in the Honda Los Angeles Marathon “Stadium to the Sea” course on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

The marathon will begin at Dodger Stadium and will finish at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, and in between will tour an impressive collection of historical points throughout the City of Los Angeles as well as surrounding cities, including West Hollywood.

An estimated 25,000 runners will experience iconic landmarks in the City of West Hollywood between miles 13 and 15 of the 26.2-mile course.

The Honda Los Angeles Marathon “Stadium to the Sea” route enters West Hollywood at Sunset Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive on the city’s eastside and heads west on Sunset Boulevard passing by several landmarks including the Sunset Tower and legendary music venues the Whisky a Go Go and the Viper Room.

Runners will then turn left onto San Vicente Boulevard and right onto Santa Monica Boulevard, past the Troubadour, before exiting West Hollywood at Doheny Drive, where they will enter Beverly Hills.

To accommodate the 2013 Honda Los Angeles Marathon, the following West Hollywood streets will be closed on Sunday, March 17, between the hours of 4 a.m. and 2 p.m.:

  • Sunset Boulevard between North Havenhurst Drive and Clark Street/North San Vicente Boulevard
  • North San Vicente Boulevard between Sunset Boulevard and Melrose Avenue
  • Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Avenue and North Doheny Drive
  • North Doheny Drive between Santa Monica Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard


Parking will not be allowed along the race course. “No Parking” signs will be posted before the event. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Public parking in West Hollywood will be available at the following locations for a fee:

Runners from all over the world will compete and run for charity through West Hollywood in the LA Marathon. Photo courtesy LA Marathon.

City Hall Parking Lot 

8300 Santa Monica Boulevard 

Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Sweetzer Avenue

Kings Road Parking Structure 

8383 Santa Monica Boulevard 

Corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Kings Road

La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot 

1046 Havenhurst Drive 

Santa Monica Boulevard and Havenhurst Drive

La Peer Lot 

623 La Peer Drive 

Melrose Avenue and La Peer Drive

Orange Grove Lot 

1114 N. Orange Grove Avenue

Santa Monica Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue

Pacific Design Center 

8687 Melrose Avenue 

San Vicente Boulevard and Melrose Avenue

Spaulding Lot 

7718 Santa Monica Boulevard 

Santa Monica Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue

Click ths map for the full sized map of the LA Marathon route from Downtown LA to the sea.

901 Hancock Parking Structure 

901 Hancock Avenue 

Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue

West Hollywood Park Parking Lot 

647 N. San Vicente Boulevard 

 San Vicente Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard

West Hollywood Park Parking Garage 

619 N. San Vicente Boulevard 

(enter parking structure from Robertson Boulevard at El Tovar Place)

El Tovar Parking Lot 

8752 El Tovar 

El Tovar Place and east of Robertson Boulevard

            For more information regarding the LA Marathon including road closures and alternate access routes please call (213) 542-3000 or email info@lamarathon.com or contact the City of West Hollywood’s Special Events Division at (323) 848-6307.