This year's marathon route and road closures.
The 27th annual Los Angeles Marathon is this Sunday, March 18. The 26.2-mile road race will stretch along mostly the same route as last year, starting at Dodger Stadium in Elysian Park, winding downtown, then heading west through Hollywood and Beverly Hills before ending in Santa Monica.
The National Weather Service has predicted showers on Saturday and a high likelihood for rain to continue on Sunday. The race begins at 6:55 a.m. for people in wheelchairs, 7 a.m. for hand cycles and 7:25 a.m. for runners.
Traffic officers will begin closing roads and towing vehicles along the route starting at 3:15 a.m. the day of the race.
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