The Los Angeles Marathon has sold out for the third consecutive year and fourth time in its 30-year history, according to organizers.
A field of more than 26,000 has entered Sunday’s race, marathon Chief Executive Tracey Russell said.
“Completing a marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for runners,” Russell said. “We are excited that so many have chosen to participate in thie year’s celebration and we’re dedicated to making this a great experience for all of the participants.”
The race also sold out in 2010, the first time it was run on the “Stadium to the Sea” course from Dodger Stadium to near the Santa Monica Pier.
With more than 26,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 55 countries all over the world, this will be the second largest ASICS LA Marathon field ever. These participation numbers will once again make the race one of the five largest marathons in the U.S. and one of the 10 largest worldwide.
In commemoration of the 30th edition of the race, 178 Legacy Runners, who have completed every single ASICS LA Marathon since the first race in 1986, will be honored with a celebratory race start before they follow the iconic “Stadium to Sea” course from Dodger Stadium to the finish line at the Santa Monica Pier.
The 2015 ASICS LA Marathon will feature its deepest elite field in event history with a line-up of 90 elite athletes, including 73 Americans in pursuit of the 2015 USA Track & Field Marathon Championships title, taking place within the annual race. Additionally, more than 100 organizations have joined the ASICS LA Marathon Official Charity program this year, with the goal of surpassing last year’s total of $3.7 million raised.