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10 Days Until the Price Increase

Happy New Year! 

The January 15 deadline is quickly approaching
for registering at the lower rate, personalizing your bib, and submitting corral requests!  Find out more below. 

Save $10 by Registering Today! 


Between now and Saturday, January 15th at 11:59 PM  you can still register at the lower rate!

Register Now

For more details: click here

Personalize your Bib

Hear the crowd cheer your name wPersonalized Bibshile you run the Honda LA Marathon when you put your name (or nickname) on your racing bib!  


Enter up to 11 characters during registration before the January 15th cut off date.    




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Seeded Corrals Close January 15th

All corral requests must be submitted by January 15! 


Seeded Start Corrals A, B, C are secure start areas designed to offer a quicker and smoother start for all qualified runners. Assignment to Seeded Start Corrals is based on a submitted qualifying time run in a Marathon after July 1, 2010 and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.   


Corral A = Sub - 3 hour

Corral B = Sub - 4 hour
Corral C = Sub - 5 hour

How do I apply to be in a Seeded Corral?

To submit application for placement in Corrals A, B, or C, enter the race name, date, and qualifying time in the appropriate location with your online entry and the marathon office will verify authenticity.  It is your responsibility to check final verification through the Registration Confirmation link (see below).    


If you run a faster marathon after registering for the 2012 Honda LA Marathon or if you missed the corral section on the online registration, you must submit proof of your finish in the form of a race result certificate or race result page from a marathon before January 15.  Website links will not be accepted as proof of qualifying.  You can send proof of this finish to 213.542.3020 (fax) or


Confirm your corral placement: here. (Registration database is updated every Monday.)

Start Corrals FAQs: click here.

See Your Name on the Honda Lead Vehicles
The participant wrapped Honda lead vehicles are back!
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If you missed out on seeing your name on one of the two Honda Odyssey minivans last year, then here's your chance!  Due to overwhelming popularity at last year's expo, Honda will again be wrapping two of the pace cars with your name!  All you have to do is register before the February deadline.  Follow us on Facebook and we'll keep you informed as the deadline approaches.
The LA Big 5K - More Than Your Average 5K 
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Be part of the excitement of marathon weekend by running the LA Big 5K!  Whether you've made your New Year's Resolution to run your first 5K or if you're warming up for the marathon, the LA Big 5K is the perfect race for everyone!  The race is held on Saturday, March 17th at 8AM and runs 3.1 miles on a spectacular course that winds through Elysian Park.  The 5K ends just as the marathon expo opens so stick around after the race to enjoy the excitement of race weekend with vendors, music and the energy of a race-ready crowd.

Click here to register today and receive an exclusive offer from Big 5 Sporting Goods in your confirmation e-mail! 
Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Discounted Dodgers Tickets!

The Los Angeles Dodgers are offering all Honda LA Marathon and LA Big 5K participants discounted Dodgers tickets for the 2012 season!  When you pick up your goodie bag at the expo race weekend, inside you'll find a special "buy one, get one free" voucher!  Restrictions apply.
Volunteers Needed!

The Honda LA Marathon would not be possible without the support of over 6,000 volunteers over race weekend. From helping with setup, assisting with packet pickup, distributing goodie bags, providing medical assistance, to handing out refreshments and cheering on runners at water stations - there are countless opportunities to help out. Sign-up with a friend, co-worker, school organization or your whole family and make it a day you and the participants will never forget!


Spaces fill up fast, so we encourage everyone to sign up early to guarantee your spot.


Click here for volunteer opportunities or to forward to a friend. 


*Volunteers can choose to sign-up individually or as groups. To register, fill out the online form and you will receive a confirmation email. 

Visit for more information and be sure to share your training progress and excitement about the upcoming Honda LA Marathon on  Facebook and Twitter!


Happy Training,


The Honda LA Marathon Team


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 *Voted Best Marathon in the West in Competitor Magazine's "Best Of" Survey!