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Every Mile Of L.A. Marathon Will Be Marked By Spotlights This Friday
While we may be used to seeing spotlights beam out into the sky from Hollywood during red carpet events, we're getting an amped-up version of that all over Los Angeles this Friday.
In celebrating the 30th anniversary of the L.A. Marathon this weekend, ASICS, which is sponsoring the run, will be using high-powered spotlights to light up every mile in the race's route—from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica, according to NBC Los Angeles. It'll kick off on Friday at 8:40 p.m. and stay lit until 10:15 p.m.
And if you're wondering just how powerful these lights are, 124 spotlights will be used, and they'll be as bright as the glow coming from 29,100 light bulbs. If you want to get a good view of the whole city lit up, ASICS suggests situating yourself at "high vantage points around the city."
Asics America Senior Director of Marketing Shannon Scott told Los Angeles Magazine about how they're tackling the massive project: "We tasked ourselves with putting together something extremely unique to L.A. Over 85 people will help us pull it off: 26 trucks will be getting the lights set up at 20 different spots on the course, and we’ll have a helicopter crew taking aerial footage for a live feed. It’s a celebration of this unique course and the city."
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