ASICS LA Marathon
Sunday, March 17, 2013
ASICS LA Marathon Frequently Asked Questions for SRLA
Where do I pickup my bib and timing chip?
Leaders will be distributing bibs and timing chips to each individual runner.
Where do I pickup my participant T-shirt and goodie bag?
T-shirts and goodie bags are available at the NutriBullet Health & Fitness Expo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at the LA Convention Center – South Hall. 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: http://www.lamarathon.com/runner-info/the-expo/
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 the finish in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Can my family follow me while I’m running?
Yes! Starting March 13, spectators can sign up to track a runner in the ASICS LA Marathon
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 the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
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 1/2 mile south to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Where should my family meet me?
We encourage families to meet runners outside of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Due to space constraints, unfortunately families will not be allowed inside the Auditorium.
What happens at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium?
Once arriving at the Civic Auditorium, runners will need to check in with volunteers at the computer terminals. Inside the Auditorium, 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: email@example.com, 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.