Some of the world’s greatest athletes will join together Sunday with diehard runners, fitness buffs, and dads having midlife crises to participate in the 32nd annual Los Angeles Marathon. The race starts at 6:30 a.m. and will last for much of the day, so if, for whatever reason, you plan on driving on that day, you’ll want to take a good look at the planned street closures along the route.
The marathon begins at Dodger Stadium and winds its way through Downtown before cutting up past Echo Park Lake and over to Sunset Boulevard. Runners will follow the street up to Hollywood Boulevard and head west, passing the Walk of Fame along the way.
The course then drops down to the Sunset Strip and then down again to Santa Monica Boulevard. After a quick detour in Beverly Hills, it extends north toward the VA Hospital and cuts west on San Vicente. Finally, runners enter the final stretch on Ocean Avenue and finish the race just short of the Santa Monica Pier—yes, 26.2 miles is a freaking long way to run.
Most of the streets closed for the race will shut down around between 3 and 5 a.m., though stretches of Main Street and Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica will be closed to traffic at midnight. Streets will start to reopen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Aside from the streets that are actually included in the course (which can be found here), a number of nearby thoroughfares will also be temporarily closed at different points throughout the day (those you can find here).
Numerous freeway ramps along the 110, 101, and 405 will also be closed off, though race organizers and transportation officials have released a list of alternate routes if you’re trying to access those areas.
If you’re more of a visual person, the handy map above charts the race route, as well as all the additional street closures nearby. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has an even more detailed series of maps that include potentially helpful information like the location of traffic officers on race day.
And, if all this is just too confusing, you can take the train. Rail service shouldn’t be affected by the marathon—in fact, Metro is running enhanced Expo Line service between 7 and 9 a.m. to ferry riders to the race’s finish line.