ASICS LA Marathon
Sunday, March 9, 2014
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ASICS LA Marathon Frequently Asked Questions for SRLA
Where do I pickup my bib, timing chip and wristband?
Leaders will be distributing bibs and timing chips to each individual runner. Leaders can pickup bibs and timing chips for their team at the SRLA booth at the Nutribullet Health & Fitness Expo. Note that timing chips are affixed to the back of each individual bib. Hours for picking up bibs and wristbands at the SRLA booth are NOT the same as the hours for the Expo. Hours for picking up bibs and timing chips are as follows:
Friday, March 7 – 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
Saturday, March 8 – 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Where do I pickup my participant T-shirt and goodie bag?
T-shirts and goodie bags are also available at the NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at the LA Convention Center – West Hall. Every runner will receive a green index card at the SRLA booth, which can be exchanged for a T-shirt and goodie bag. Each Leader will handle T-shirt and goodie bag pickup for their team a little differently, so please speak with your Marathon Leader.
What happens at the NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo? How do I get there and what are the hours?
Attending the Expo is optional, but encouraged. The NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo features interactive exhibits, the official ASICS LA Marathon merchandise store, and over 150 exhibitors. More information including directions and hours can be found here:
Where do I store my gear while I’m running?
Each group will combine gear into as few large bags as possible. Gear check will be handled by group, and all group items will be stored together. Prior to starting the race, please plan to give extra clothes to your Marathon Leader. Do not place valuables in the gear check. Group leaders will be able to pick up bags at Santa Monica High School. Note that due to heightened security this year, all runners will need to bring their gear in a small, clear bag, which will be provided at the Expo and will be searched prior to entering Dodger Stadium. Leaders need to bring their large duffle bags into Dodger Stadium empty, and put clear bags into the larger duffle bags once clearing the security checkpoints.
Can my family follow me while I’m running?
Yes! Runner tracking will be available beginning March 6.
How do I get to Dodger Stadium on race morning (if I’m not taking an SRLA bus)?
Information regarding race-day shuttle, parking, and dropping off at Dodger Stadium can be found here
Does SRLA have an aid station along the course?
SRLA will have an aid station near mile 22 at the corner of San Vicente and Bundy. The station is set up in front of the Brentwood Presbyterian Church at 12000 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles 90049. SRLA will have medical support, staff and other volunteers to cheer on and assist runners from 11:00am until 4:00 pm. There will be water, Gatorade, snacks, and Kool ‘N Fit spray.
Any Student Runner traveling alone, or without an adult, who passes Mile 22 after 1:00 pm will be encouraged to pair up with other Student Runners or join with a “Running Them In” volunteer for the last 4.2 miles to the finish.
Student Runners who arrive at Mile 22 at 2:00 pm or later will be directed onto an SRLA shuttle and transported to the SRLA check-in at Santa Monica High School.
Where can spectators park in Santa Monica to watch the finish?
All information regarding parking locations and rates can be found here
Where do I go once I cross the finish line?
Once you cross the finish line, runners will be directed through a very large finish area, which includes water, food, medals, mylar blankets, massage tents, and more. Towards the end of the finish area, SRLA volunteers will direct runners out of the area and escort them about 3/4 mile south to Santa Monica High School.
Where should my family meet me?
The family reunion area for SRLA will be in the grass outside the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, across the street from Santa Monica High School. Due to space constraints, unfortunately families will not be allowed inside Santa Monica High School, and because of added security at the finish line, families will be unable to watch students cross the finish line this year. Note that students must at least check-in at Santa Monica High School to receive their finisher’s sweatshirt.
What happens at Santa Monica High School?
Once arriving at Santa Monica High School, runners will need to check in with volunteers at the computer terminals in the gymnasium. Runners will reunite with their teammates, claim their gear, receive a Nike finisher’s sweatshirt, and can enjoy a large buffet of pastas, fruits, vegetables, breads, cookies, and more.
Hotel and Shuttle Information
The ASICS LA Marathon has an Online Hotel Reservation System open to all participants, friends and family members running the marathon. Individuals can easily make reservations through the ASICS LA Marathon website.
Only through the Online Reservation Service can you get the BEST and “Guaranteed Lowest Rates” at over 30 hotels in either Downtown LA, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica. If you would like to set up a block of rooms for your runners, just send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll take care of it. Keep in mind, most hotels in Santa Monica have a two night minimum stay requirement.
On race morning, the ASICS LA Marathon will provide free shuttle service (for runners only) from all Downtown & Beverly Hills hotels to the Start Sunday morning, and back to the hotel on regular intervals from Santa Monica after your runners finish.
A complete list of all of our “Official Hotels” with rates and distances to all important points can be found on the ASICS LA Marathon web site.
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We’ll see you on March 9!