Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, is a sprawling city that stretches from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It is therefore possible to run in Los Angeles, ski and swim in the same day!
Los Angeles was founded in 1781 on the lands of an ancient Tongva Indian village by the Spanish governor of California. The city of Los Angeles is now considered by urban planners and geographers as the model and prefiguration of the American metropolises' development. While the popular adage goes : "no one walks in L.A.", many parts of the city are heavily pedestrianised, especially in the downtown area and in the many commercial districts. The Venice Beach 10K will welcome runners on a special asphalt path along the waterfront. The city has also organised a famous marathon every year since 1986, from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. If, in terms of urban planning, Los Angeles is characterised by the absence of a real central district, you can observe the current renewal of its Downtown area, driven by the municipality over the last twenty years. Among the emblematic buildings, you can walk along the Walt Disney Concert Hall and discover the very recent Notre-Dame des Anges cathedral.
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Our running routes in
Will Rogers Park
Take a deep breath of fresh air on this pure running course through Will Rogers State Park. From the heights of the park you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Los Angeles!
Feel like being at one with nature? Take this tranquil course up to the famous Elysian Park. Warning: remember to check the park's opening hours before getting your running shoes on!
Melrose & Fairfax
Visit the connected areas of Melrose and Fairfax. From the vibrance of Melrose Avenue, to the Farmers' Market, and along Wilshire Boulevard, the views will have you spoilt for choice!
On this route, switch between Melrose Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, two of the most important main roads in Los Angeles. Follow the route past the Farmers' Market, and the natural La Brea Tar Pits.
Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles is the city’s historic centre. Developed as a quaint settlement, the area has now become a vibrant and cultural hub, where great landmarks can be found, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Grammy Museum and Broadway.
Downtown Los Angeles #2
Time for a mixture of the old and the new in downtown Los Angeles: Discover the historic centre of El Pueblo, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and keep an eye out for the Los Angeles Lakers!
Welcome to the world of cinema! Follow this route along the unmissable Hollywood Boulevard, and you will see the most famous cinemas in the world. Remember to watch your feet, or you may tread on the toes of a Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame!