Sunday, February 23, 2020 • Los Angeles, CA • Course Map
Set for its second annual running along the streets of the University of California-Los Angeles and the neighborhoods just beyond it, the all-new Women Run LA Half Marathon features an out-and-back course that starts in the heart of the university campus.
The race also will be run as a benefit for Safe Passage Heals, a locally-based nonprofit that supports victims of domestic violence and their children by giving them assistance after they have escaped abusive homes and relationships, to help them rebuild their lives.
Runners will start the race at Wilson Plaza on the UCLA campus, perhaps most famous locally as the place where the annual “Beat ‘SC” rally and bonfire is held, to get students amped up for the UCLA-USC football game each fall.
From there, the race heads out onto the winding streets of the university, past Drake Stadium and the intramural fields, before heading out onto Sunset Boulevard. This stretch will take runners all the way out to Will Rogers Memorial Park, where you’ll run the park pathways before turning back onto Sunset.
Then it’s all the way back to Wilson Plaza for the race finish, where a huge video screen will be waiting and showing runners crossing the finish line, as well as “a yoga garden, health and fitness expo with food and beverage booths, activity tents, a stage with a huge video screen, and more,” organizers say.
Race Weather & Climate
February brings the chilliest weather of the year and the wettest month of the year to the Los Angeles area, with just over 5 inches of rainfall and temperatures that average between the upper 40s and the upper 60s.
- Feb. 23 average low: 50ºF
- Feb. 23 average high: 69ºF
- 8:30 AM – half marathon
- 9:00 AM – 10K
- 9:30 AM – 5K
Course Time Limit
3 hours, 30 minutes
See race website
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of the Women Run LA Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K race, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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