Day: March 11, 2015


LAMarathon30thlogoThough Southern California gives the impression of soft, off-shore breezes and bronzed sun-screened skin, the actual weather in the massive L.A. basin is quite parochial to its particular neighborhood. As such, the iconic Stadium-To-Sea race course will offer some measure of assistance in what promises to be a testing weather year at the 30th Asics Los Angeles Marathon.

Beginning at Dodger Stadium near downtown, the temperature will be much warmer than along the ocean in Santa Monica where the athletes finish. But with temperatures expected to rise from near 70F at the start to high 80sF at mid-day, race officials have instituted hot-weather policies to help runners cope with the severe conditions, including starting the mass race a half-hour earlier, 6:55 a.m. vs. 7:25 a.m. (more…)