Los Angeles Marathon Date Change

Move the Los Angeles Marathon back to a Sunday in March

Whether you ran it, walked it, volunteered for it, sponsored it, or cheered for it, I'd like to thank everyone who took part in last week's 2009 Los Angeles Marathon. Though we faced a host of challenges -- not the least of which was the Memorial Day date -- we did it, together!

As we plan for next year's Marathon, many of you have reached out to voice your support for moving the race back to a Sunday in March. We've heard you and we agree. Now, the Los Angeles City Council needs to hear from you.

The Council is set to vote on a proposal to return the marathon to its traditional March date; in fact, one of the Council's committees already has endorsed the change. But we need your help to ensure that the full Council votes to adopt the measure. Please sign our petition telling our elected officials that the race date matters and that you want to see the Los Angeles Marathon held on a Sunday in March. Then forward this note to friends, family members, and anyone else you can think of who may wish to join our effort.

As always, we appreciate your support and thank you for your assistance. Working together, we're confident in our ability to continue to build a world-class event that, true to our mission, inspires athletes and connects communities.

See you on the road!

Russ Pillar, President
The Los Angeles Marathon
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