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L.A. Marathon Route Could Run through Santa Monica, End in Venice

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Now that the Los Angeles Marathon is back on a Sunday in March--the 21st to be exact--the new "Stadium to Sea" route is being hashed out. Under current Santa Monica law, only 5K and 10Ks are permitted, but on Tuesday the City Council instructed staff "to return with an ordinance or policy change that would allow marathons to be held in the city," according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.

"A route starting at Dodger Stadium, traveling through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica can truly lay claim to highlighting the icons of LA," states the official Marathon blog.

An earlier report about the finish line indicated the race could end at the Santa Monica Pier, but no location has been officially determined yet. A proposal Santa Monica city staff will discuss "would go down San Vicente Boulevard, heading south on Ocean Avenue to Barnard Way and concluding just beyond the border in Venice."