Sunday, October 30, 2016 • Los Angeles, CA • Course Map
Set for its 7th annual running in 2016 along a mostly flat course that takes runners from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the campus of the University of Southern California to downtown L.A. and back, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon sees runners come dressed out in every costume you can imagine — zombie Hooters waitresses, Superman, skeletons, rodeo clowns, and much, much more.
The race features an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at L.A. Live, the entertainment complex located near the Staples Center, the home of the NBA’s Lakers. From there, the course takes runners on a pair of out-and-back stretches that lead away from the Staples Center and back, with the first taking runners south toward the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park.
Runners make their way around the famous Coliseum, the site of the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics as well as a filming location for a number of movies and television shows over the years, from Jerry Maguire to 24.
Once they run around the park and the circumference of the coliseum, they return to Exposition Boulevard and head east, running back onto South Figueroa Street to head northeast back in the direction of the starting line.
The next stretch of the course brings runners northward into downtown Los Angeles, taking them past a number of the city’s most recognizable buildings and tourist sites like the Shrine Auditorium, the Million Dollar Theater and the U.S. Bank Tower, whose 73 stories make it the tallest building in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River.
They’ll also cross the 6th Street Bridge, from which they’ll be able to see the legendary Hollywood sign off in the distance in the Hollywood Hills.
Runners will have four hours to finish the half marathon — note that this time is according to each runner’s own personal chip time, not the overall starting gun time for the race. For those who don’t feel up to running 13.1 miles, the event also hosts a 5K race.
Race Weather & Climate
Famous for its mild temperatures and sunny skies throughout most of the year, the Los Angeles area typically experiences moderately warm to mild conditions in the mid-fall season, as October has brought record temperatures here as low as 41°F (in 1971) and as high as 108°F (in 1987).
On race day (Oct. 30), the average low is 58°F and the average high is 77°F.
- 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon Results
Course Time Limit
4 hours – half marathon
See race website
To reserve your spot in 2016 running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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