I’m partnering with the Los Angeles Marathon to share my story with the race. I have received complementary entry in exchange for this & other posts. As always, my opinions are my own.
The 2019 race will be my 5th time running LA. Sean will be running his 8th LA Marathon. It’s the one race (outside of Tahoe 200) that we run every year.
My first time running LA was back in 2015 for the 30th Anniversary. It was also the last time that Asics was the main sponsor & it was incredibly hot! I remember that the race seemed to go really fast because they had these huge pop-ups at each aid station that you could see in the distance. Recap here.
2016 was the year of the Olympic Trails which was so fun! It was so hot that day, unfortunately for the elites. The marathon was on Valentine’s Day this year which was kind of cool. We thought it was going to be super hot like the day before, but it was actually pretty nice that day. Olympic Trails Recap. Race Recap.
2017 was a rough year, my hamstring tendonitis was coming to a head and I struggled big time this year. It was a little cooler this year too & the finish was kind of foggy. Recap here.
2018 I went in not really knowing how things were going to go. I was back from my injury and I wanted to run strong. It wasn’t a perfect race, but it was my best time yet on this course & finally ran under 4:30! Recap here.
2019… My original goal was to try to go sub 4 this year. But with all the issues I’ve been having this month, I’m not sure that is realistic at this point so I will see where I am in March and if running for time isn’t in the cards, I’ll run for fun. And this race is a lot of fun!
So who wants to run the LA Marathon in March?
Giveaway is for one entry to the LA Marathon in Los Angeles on March 24, 2019. Travel is not included.
January 29, 2019 @ 2:19 pm
I would love to visit CA and run the LA marathon!!!
January 29, 2019 @ 2:25 pm
It’s a great race! And at a perfect time to get out of the winter weather :).
January 29, 2019 @ 2:40 pm
I’ve never been to California before! I was supposed to hike the Tahoe Rim Trail a few years ago but a family issue had me cancel the trip. I’d love to run the LA Marathon!
January 29, 2019 @ 3:35 pm
I’ve been lucky enough to run LA in the past and my favorite changes from year to year. If it’s sunny at the beach, then my favorite is the finish line!
January 29, 2019 @ 4:21 pm
Bucket list race for sure!!
January 30, 2019 @ 2:42 am
Thanks for partnering with the LA Marathon to give one of us the chance to run it! I’d be more than excited and happy to escape the cold and run in the sunshine!
January 30, 2019 @ 8:31 am
I’ve never ran LA Marathon before but it’s always been on my bucket list!
January 30, 2019 @ 8:51 am
I ran it in 2016 as well, but had a meh time. Would love to come back and improve upon my time! http://www.victoryheadstandrunner.com/2016/03/race-report-skechers-performance-los.html
January 30, 2019 @ 10:38 am
Would love to visit Los Angeles to run my first full Marathon, and the finish in Santa Monica looks really fantastic. Thanks!
January 30, 2019 @ 8:51 pm
This is one race that I want a do over for. I got car sick on the way there race morning and ran the whole race still feeling it. I didn’t get to enjoy it nor did I see any of the sights because I felt so horrible.
February 1, 2019 @ 10:10 am
I would love to run this marathon! I’ve heard it has great crowd support.
February 4, 2019 @ 5:17 am
I would love to run this marathon – and jump into the Pacific Ocean after crossing the finish line!