4 Great Running Events in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, with its mild weather and beautiful landscapes, has dozens of scenic running trails for those who want some heart pumping exercise. There’s no need for a gym membership when you have access to scenic lakeside paths, rolling coastal roads and countless parks that offer the perfect backdrop for a cardio workout.
It’s no surprise then that L.A. and the surrounding communities host some widely-attended races, marathons and fundraising running events. Here’s a round-up of upcoming running events in 2018.
Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon
The Surf City marathon is one of Southern California’s most iconic running events. This year’s race will be held February 2-4, 2018 in Huntington Beach and registrations are filling up quickly. Join more than 15,000 runners from all over the country on Super Bowl Sunday and enjoy a beachfront race on the stunning Pacific Coast Highway. This year, organizers have added a 5K and a Kids Cowabunga Beach Challenge with surfboard medals for all distances. Participants will have free shuttle service to start and finish areas, and as usual, there will be plenty of swag.
Winter Blast 5k, 10k, 15k & Half Marathon
The Winter Blast fun run in Long Beach is just around the corner! The family-friendly event will take place on February 3, 2018 with a start time at 7:30 AM. Registration is allowed on race day, with the following fees: 5k $30; 10k $35; 15k $40 and Half Marathon $45. There are aid stations stocked with water, energy drinks and snacks, and the open course invites a more relaxed, personal running experience. The races are clock timed with results posted the next day.
Hollywood Sign 6K, 12K Trail Run Hike
This fun run traverses historic Griffith Park, where participants are treated to panoramic vistas of the Observatory, the iconic sign and downtown L.A. Both the Griffith Park 6K and Hollywood Sign 12K begin at 7AM on Sunday, February 11. The trails are rugged but well-marked and dotted with fully supported aid stations. The race is chip-timed for accurate results, and all participants will get free photos, a finisher medal and race T-shirt. Registration ends on February 9, 2018.
Created in 1986, the L.A. Marathon is among the biggest and most prestigious in the country, with more than 25,000 participants and thousands of fans cheering them on. Participants can opt to complete the entire marathon or run it as a relay. There is also a 5K event for those who are not up to the 26.2-mile challenge. The race starts at Dodger Stadium, passing by some of the city’s most iconic attractions, before finishing at Santa Monica beach. The 2018 LA Marathon is on Sunday March 18; registration for the event is open but filling up fast.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in California
Fatal collisions between runners and distracted motorists are occurring with alarming frequency in California. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or in serious training for an upcoming marathon, it’s important to protect yourself, stay alert and run defensively. Those who run daily or for long distances face many hazards, and Los Angeles remains one of the most dangerous states for pedestrians.
Speak to a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer at Ellis Injury Law if you’ve been harmed while running. We provide high caliber personal injury representation backed by 25 years of experience. Explore your legal options by calling our El Segundo headquarters at 310-641-3335 for a free consult today. We charge no fees unless we win money for you!
Read more on Los Angeles 2018 Running Events:
- LARaces.com, Southern California: All Events http://laraces.com/
- RacePlace.com, Running Los Angeles, CA https://www.raceplace.com/city/los-angeles-ca/running
- RunGuides.com, Upcoming Los Angeles Races http://www.runguides.com/los-angeles/runs