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Activities to do at the 2014 Asics LA Marathon

Running 26.2 miles in LA isn’t the only thing to do around March 9th at the LA Marathon. Asics and the LA Marathon have partnered to present events, games, challenges and runner interaction opportunities to keep you from getting bored from waiting to run 26.2 miles or watch your favorite runner tackle the course.

Ryan Hall and Abdi Abdirahman compete in the U.S. Marathon Olympic Trials January 14, 2012 in Houston, Texas.
Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

2014 LA Marathon Course Map Video with Deena Kastor

Deena takes you on a detailed, mile-by-mile tour of the marathon course and provides some helpful info so you’ll know what to expect at

Support Your Marathoner

Sign up to let your friends and family send personalized messages to be displayed on big screens throughout the LA Marathon course. Learn more about Support Your Marathoner here, and click on the “Register” link at the top to sign up.

2014 ASICS LA Marathon participants can search for their bib number here to register for Support Your Marathoner and build their profile. Add a profile picture so your friends and family can easily find you and leave you a message of support.

ASICS Treadmill Challenge

If you don’t already know what it is, watch this video clip of the ASICS Treadmill Challenge from the NYC Marathon. The LA Marathon Treadmill Challenge will be set at the pace of the marathon course record. The Treadmill Challenge schedule can be found at

LA Area Attractions

Things to do in Santa Monica

Runners and spectators looking for places to visit race week and on race day can visit great shops and restaurants in the Santa Monica area. Find out which places are offering discounts and specials by clicking here.

Sunday Farmers Markets Along the Course

  • Brentwood Farmers Market- 741 Gretna Green Way - Operating Hours - 11am-2pm brings you top quality farm-fresh products all year round.
  • Hollywood Farmers Market - Ivar and Selma Avenue in Hollywood - Operating Hours - 8am-1pm. The Hollywood Farmers' Market is a "certified" open-air street market with approximately 90 farmers, 30 local artisans, and 30 baked goods and prepared food vendors who sell their own products every Sunday. It is a direct-to-consumer marketplace with all produce and products from local, California vendors and growers.
  • Santa Monica Farmers Market - 2640 Main Street - Operating Hours - 9:30am-1:00pm The Sunday Santa Monica Farmers Market is a premier community event! A fun place to gather with neighbors, families and friends, eat tasty food, and support sustainable agriculture. Each week the market hosts a different band, provides 15 different prepared food booths and of course has top quality fresh picked California produce.

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