FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Online Registration Now Closed,
but Limited "Last-Minute" Expo Sign-Ups Will be Available
Special relief effort for Japan also underway
LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2011 - Runners wishing to register for the 26th
Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss will have one more chance to get
into the March 20 race, but only via in-person registration this coming
Friday and Saturday, at the L.A. Marathon Expo.
Online registration closed over the weekend, but a flood of requests to
register in person has led to a limited opportunity to get into the race at
"We're looking at a similarly-sized field as in last year's race," said LA
MARATHON LLC chief operating officer Nick Curl. "We'll have about 1,000
spots available for registration at this week's Expo on a first-come,
The Expo will take place at Dodger Stadium on Friday and Saturday, March
18-19, with free admission and free parking. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. on Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. There will be live
entertainment and more than 100 fitness and running exhibitors showcasing
the latest products and technologies.
The devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami that has struck Japan has
already impacted the running community, as the important Nagoya Women's
Marathon - which was to have been run on Sunday, March 13 - was cancelled.
A special set of donation links have been set up for runners, family and
friends to offer support for relief efforts in Japan:
World Assn. of Natural Disasters Relief for Japan: Click here.
Save The Children Relief for Japan: Click here.
American Red Cross Relief for Japan: Click here.
"The Honda LA Marathon is a great rallying point for the Los Angeles
community, and for runners from around the world," said Curl. "In this time
of need for our friends in Japan, we wanted to give our thousands of
runners, volunteers and their families a way to reach out and send a
message of support. The response has already been enormously heartwarming,
with more than $10,000 raised in the first 24 hours of our appeal."
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