No Marathon Quite Like It
Of the marathons I've run, there is none quite like Los Angeles. The course passes through famous neighborhood after famous neighborhood, offering race participants nonstop entertainment, from Dodgers Stadium to the pier at Santa Monica.
The visit to LA, for the marathon, begins with packet pickup at the convention center in downtown LA.
The LA Convention Center
For this visit, I stayed in Baldwin Park, about twenty miles east of LA. My intention was to do some hiking, after the marathon.
For some carbo loading, the night before the marathon, I went to the Guadalajara Grill. An unexpected benefit was live entertainment.
|Live music adds to ones dining pleasure|
Hanging with 27,000 of my close friends.
The crowd of runners, for the 6:00 am start at Dodgers Stadium, takes more than one half hour to get passed the start line.