FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2010 Honda LA Marathon Nearing Early Sell-Out
Already 80% full, runners urged to register before entry cap is reached
LOS ANGELES – February 15, 2010 – There are 33 days left before the 25th
anniversary edition of the Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss, but the
window to register will close much earlier.
Race officials announced Monday that early registration for the race has
already reached 80% of capacity and that the limit of 25,000 runners on the
new Stadium to the Sea course will likely be reached within the next 2-3
weeks. That means that runners expecting to register for the race in the
final week, or at the Marathon's two-day expo just prior to raceday, will
be shut out.
"The response to our new Stadium to the Sea route has been tremendous,"
said LA MARATHON LLC president Russ Pillar. "We passed the 20,000
registered runner mark quickly and have placed a cap of 25,000 entrants on
this year's race. We're confident we're going to sell out and strongly
encourage those who are training for the race but have not yet registered
to do so immediately so they're not turned-away."
Pillar added that in past years, as many as one-third of actual
registrations for the race have come in the final week, "but that's not
going to be an option this time."
Registration is available online at www.lamarathon.com or by telephone at
(310) 271-7200. Entry fees remain at $125 for U.S. registrants and $150 for
The 25th Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss will start just outside of
the centerfield fence at Dodger Stadium at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, March 21
with early starts for the wheelchair races and women's elite field at 6:55
a.m. and 7:03 a.m., respectively. The 26.2-mile race will wind through
downtown Los Angeles, then move through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly
Hills and the Veterans Administration Healthcare Center grounds in West Los
Angeles before finishing in Santa Monica on Ocean Avenue just blocks north
of the Santa Monica Pier.