Up to 24,000 runners are expected to cross the finish line north of the Santa Monica Pier and just as many spectators are anticipated to crowd along the route of the Los Angeles Marathon next Sunday, March 17, which is slated to impact Brentwood.
San Vicente Boulevard is slated to be closed in Brentwood from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 17. The Brentwood Community Council met with a marathon official during its March 5 meeting, advising residents to plan ahead for the day.
The L.A. Marathon route travels through the Veterans Affairs campus and spills out on to the north side of San Vicente. It then zigs at Montana Avenue and continues on the south side of San Vicente. This allows for no crossing of San Vicente until San Vicente reopens. If you plan to go to the farmer's market, it will not be possible to cross in the Brentwood area.
The community council has been meeting with organizers for events this year to make sure that they open streets as early as possible, put signs at Sunset to indicate the street is closed, indicate the market and gas station at Bundy are reachable, to keep noise levels down and to respect the median and Coral Trees with their equipment and participants.
For more information on the race map and street closures, view the attached documents to this post and visit www.lamarathon.com. Scoot over to Santa Monica Patch to view its race day guide for that city.