Los Angeles Marathon 2021
Photo: The McCourt Foundation

The Los Angeles Marathon 2021 will take place on 7 November, Sunday with an estimated 15,000 runners. The event was delayed twice with the change of course.

McCourt Foundation owns and manages the LA Marathon. It is a non-profit organization and they issued a letter on August 2020, “The dramatically increased costs quoted by the City of Santa Monica … made remaining in Santa Monica financially infeasible.

The City of Santa Monica has been aware of this position at all times and was notified of the course change well in advance of the public.”

Here, you will get everything you need to know about the tournament.

When is the Los Angeles Marathon 2021?

The gate will open at 3 a.m. Those who are in wheelchairs will begin the race at 6.30 a.m. ET. The race of the elite women will begin 15 minutes later and the Elite men will start at 6.55 a.m. ET. The full event details are given below:

Friday, November 5:

  • 10 am – 7 pm Health & Fitness Expo at Dodger Stadium

Saturday, November 6:

  • 8:00 am LA BIg 5K at Dodger Stadium
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Health & Fitness Exp
  • 9:30 am LA Big 1/2 Kids Run at Dodger Stadium

Sunday, November 7

  • 6:55 am: 36th Los Angeles Marathon

The LA Marathon takes three to five hours to end. The 2020 marathon was won within the time of 2:08:26 by a man and the women’s field was won with a time of 2:29:27. The LA Marathon record is 2:06:25 By Markos Geneti in 2011.

Full Course of the LA Marathon 2021

The course of the LA Marathon is 26.2 miles. It will begin at Dodger Stadium. Then it will turn toward downtown, cruise under the Chinatown Dragon Gate, Olvera Street, and Little Tokyo.

The runners have to go to the Beverly Hills before the course Lips to Brentwood. The course will change there from the recent L.A. Marathons. The runners will come back on San Vicente, Sepulveda and Santa Monica boulevards. The race will finish at Avenue of the Stars.

How to Watch Los Angeles Marathon 2021 Live Stream?

You can watch the Los Angeles Marathon live stream on KTLA Live from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tune to Channel 5 in Los Angeles to watch the event there. You will need a cable TV connection to watch the LA Marathon there. Contact your provider if you are out of their coverage.

You can watch the live stream of the LA Marathon on KTLA.com internationally. They have also their mobile app.


The marathon brings a festive environment to Los Angeles. Top racers around the world come to participate in this event. You can also visit the course whether you are running or you want to watch your favorite ones race.


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