Ready for road closures and parking restrictions?

March 7, 2014

The 29th Annual L.A. Marathon to be run on Sunday 

800 Koreans expected to participate

Korean American Running Team (KART) members have prepared hard for this Sunday's LA Marathon.

Korean American Running Team (KART) members have prepared hard for this Sunday’s LA Marathon.

By The Korea Times Los Angeles staff

The Los Angeles Marathon is here. Get ready for road closures and parking restrictions.

The 29th annual LA Marathon will be run on Sunday, in which 25,000 runners — 800 of them Korean — from more than 100 countries are expected to participate. The 26.2-mile marathon will begin at Dodgers Stadium and run through Chinatown, Little Tokyo and downtown before passing through Hollywood, Beverly Hills and end at Santa Monica’s Ocean Avenue.

Including 35 members of the Korean American Running Team (KART), some 800 Koreans will be in the event.

Every year, KART runs under its ‘Run of Love,’ which gathers donations to help those in need under the agreement that its members will complete the marathon.

Sunny Lee, fundraising chairwoman for ‘Run of Love,’ said Korean marathoners in their teens to their 80s are participating in this year’s run.

Road closures will run from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the closest areas to Koreatown, namely Hollywood and Dodgers Stadium, closed until noon.

LA Metro rail lines will run regularly, but bus lines that will be interrupted are the 2, 4, 10, 14, 16/316, 20, 28, 30, 33, 40, 45, 48, 55, 60, 68, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 81, 83, 84, 90/91, 92, 94, 96, 105, 156/656, 180/181, 200, 201, 204, 206, 207, 210, 212/312, 217, 222, 485, 487/489, 534, 550, 704, 720, 733, 745, 754 and Silver Line (910).

Some lines will have regular service as the marathon progresses, but full bus service will return early evening, according to Go Metro.

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