Celebrate the coming of spring by running in the Hollywood Half Marathon this Saturday! You’ll be able to experience the Walk of Fame as you compete in a race where thousands of spectators will cheer your name. Spend Easter weekend taking in the sights of Los Angeles as you compete for $20K in prize money!
The Half Marathon 13.1 mile run will start at 6am on April 7 on Lankershim Boulevard, and take contestants through Hollywood, Studio City, Sunset Blvd. and along the Walk of Fame, ending at Universal Studios. Runners are encouraged to dress up as their favorite celebrity to keep with the Walk of Fame theme. After the race, you’ll be able to travel like a celebrity: a limo will shuttle you and your fellow runners to the post-race awards ceremony. At the ceremony, you’ll get to walk down a movie-premiere style red carpet when receiving a shining Hollywood Star Medal for finishing the race. The top 5 finishers will receive $20K in prize money.
Other race highlights include the Hollywood Health and Fitness Expo on April 6 from 10am to 7pm. Exhibitors and vendors will offers free samples, the latest in running gear, sports, apparel, health, snacks and beverages to contestants. You’ll be able to stock up at the Universal Hilton before the big day! You can also join your fellow runners for a carbo load dinner at the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd. or Universal City Walk. Brunch will also be available as early as 7am. Dinner or brunch tickets can be purchased here. The Hollywood Half Marathon benefits charities such as The Los Angeles Youth Network, Benefitting Convenant House California, The Gateway for Cancer Research and many more.
This year’s marathon is limited to only 7,500 participants. Registration fees are currently $95. Day of the race sign-up is $105. if you’re staying in one of the hotels in Hollywood, Register today for a great way to experience the sights of Hollywood!