Sunset Strip Half Marathon
April 19, 2015 · Hollywood, CA
Distance: 13.1 miles, 5K
There’s no other race like it. Run the course of rock history and experience the Sunset Strip firsthand. We’re not talking about just any street. We’re talking about the boulevard where the legends of rock started a movement that continues to sweep the world. The Doors. Led Zeppelin. Guns N’ Roses. These are just a few who played, stirred up trouble, and generally OWNED this very stretch of pavement—until now. Now it’s your turn. Experience the thrill of the Strip while live bands and cheering supporters keep you amped. Feel the excitement of 13.1 miles along the Strip with all the rocking sights and sounds it offers. Run past institutions like the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theatre, and The Viper Room as you feel the history under your feet.
Spanning the base of the famed Hollywood Hills, the Sunset Strip will keep you energized the whole way with the same magic that fueled the legends. Palm trees. Billboards. And don’t forget your FANS. They’ll be cheering you on along the route. There’s a reason why celebrities, musicians, and entertainment moguls have been coming here for decades. It’s because history is made here. And once you leave your stamp on Sunset, we’ll have a Rock n’ Roll Finish Line Festival waiting for you. Register today and break on through to the other side.
Your 13.1-mile tour of the Sunset Strip and its raucous neighbors kicks off at the foot of the famed Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood’s Design District. The first leg is a tribute to excess that takes you past the high-end shops of Melrose Ave, then down La Cienega Blvd towards another pillar of glitz and glamor, the Beverly Center. Next, a quick jaunt on Beverly Blvd gets you warmed up for the main event: a 200-foot climb up San Vicente Blvd that’s rewarded with the spoils of the Sunset Strip. This is why you came: revel in the iconic clubs and hallowed haunts that line this headlining out-and-back along Sunset Blvd. Then gather some downhill speed on your return to San Vicente for an encore out-and-back along historic Santa Monica Blvd. Get the last of your kicks on Route 66, the home stretch that leads you back into the heart of WeHo. Your tour wraps up with a loud finish at the starting line where local businesses will be throwing a party fit for the Zeppelin boys themselves.
The 5K route cuts straight to the main act: the steep climb up San Vicente, followed by the Sunset Strip’s greatest hits and the mighty downhill that will send you soaring through the tape and into the Finish Line Festival.
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