New Year's Resolution #1: Complete the 13.1 Marathon Los Angeles

— by Caroline on Crack

Photo courtesy of 13.1 Marathon

I’m so not ready. Not ready for that long run, for the inevitable pain, for what it feels like to run outside again. But I’m going to do it gosh durnit. The inaugural 13.1 Marathon Los Angeles. It’ll be a great way to start off the year on the right foot, healthy and completing a huge goal.

13.1 is part of a series of half marathons that takes place around the country and it’s gonna go down this coming Sunday, January 10 around Venice and Santa Monica. Yes! Finally a half marathon for Westsiders.

Course description:

The 13.1 – Los Angeles will start and end along the shores of the Santa Monica Bay, and head south to the world famous Venice Beach area before heading east along Venice Boulevard into Mar Vista and Palms before turning around at Culver City and returning along the same west side of Los Angeles communities to finish up on Main Street in downtown Venice.

The great thing about this run is that it’s walker-friendly so I don’t have to feel too bad if I end up limping…er, strolling a large portion of it. The course will be open for three and a half hours, aka 16-minute/mile pace.

There will also be ample water/Gatorade stations and porta-potties along the course.

For those not ready for the big half yet, there is also a 5K course.

If you’d like to spectate and support your fave runners, keep an eye out on the site for the best spots along the course.


Register: $90 half; $25 5K
Twitter: @131marathon