Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, October 29, 2017 • Los Angeles, CA • Course Map

Set for its 8th annual running in 2017 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.

Runners at the 2013 Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half. (Photo by Channone Arif/flickr)

Runners at the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half. (Photo by Channone Arif/flickr)

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. 29), the average low is 56°F and the average high is 77°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Halloween Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

6:45 AM

Course Time Limit

4 hours – half marathon


  • $59.99 – $79.99 for the half marathon
  • $34.99 – $39.99 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in 2017 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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4 comments… add one
  • Lillian Chacon October 31, 2016, 3:19 pm

    RockinRoll Series Oct. 30, 2016
    Where are the 5K Results…w did have chip!

  • Lillian Chacon October 31, 2016, 3:12 pm

    Lillian Chacon
    Was unable to find my 5K results for Bib 7421 October 30, 2016 RocknRoll Event. Please advise. 5K runners did have timing chip band on shoes.

  • Patrick October 1, 2016, 12:47 am

    How many people typically run in this race?

  • Teri September 19, 2016, 12:25 am

    What is the medal


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