Final Race Instructions

* Packet Pickup:

Expo Location– Hilton Universal (555 Universal Hollywood Dr. 91608)

Expo Hours– Friday, April 7th: 10am – 9pm

-Feel free to dress up in a nice suit or dress as if you’re attending the Oscar Awards in Hollywood. Make it fun =) There will be plenty of great photo op areas. The theme is Classic Hollywood – so look forward to hearing music from the swing / big band era at the expo and on course. 

Expo Parking– Hilton Parking Lot ($14) Or any other surrounding lots.

Bib Number  – Look up your number here:  FIND MY NUMBER (Available 4/1/17)

Timing Chip – Your timing chip will be attached to your bib. Do not remove the chip.

5k/10k Packets & Half Marathon Packets must be picked up at the Expo. Bibs WILL NOT be available on race morning.

Packets may be picked up for a friend, family member, or co-worker with a copy of the Participants ID and WAIVER . (text photos ok)

THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY BIB PICKUP

 

* 5K / 10K:

Start Time– 6AM (Participants who arrive after 6:15am will not be allowed to start the race with an official time.)

Starting Line– Hollywood Blvd between Highland & Sycamore. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028.

Finish Line– The 5k/10k will finish on Vine Street between Hollywood Blvd & Sunset Blvd. 1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Course Maps(View 5K Route) / (View 10K Route) 

Restrooms– Restrooms will be available in the staging area. 

Awards– All participants will be given their medals at the finish line.

 

* Half Marathon:

Start Time– 6AM (Participants who arrive after 6:15am will not be allowed to start the race with an official time.)

Starting Line– Hollywood Blvd between Highland & Sycamore. 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028.

Finish Line– The Half Marathon will finish on Vine Street between Hollywood Blvd & Sunset Blvd. 1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Course Map (View Half Marathon Route) 

Restrooms– Portable restrooms will be available along the Half Marathon Route and in the staging area.

Wave Starts– The race will begin in wave starts from fastest to slowest. Please enter the corrals based on your estimated finish time / pace. Pacers will be provided by USA Marathon Training. (1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00)

Time Limit – 3.5 Hours

Awards– All participants will be given their medals at the finish line.

* Star Kids Run:

Location– At Half Marathon FINISH LINE. (1615 Vine St)

Ages– 5 – 10 years of age. Parents may accompany their children.

Start Time – 6:30. The course runs approximately 1200 meters along Hollywood Blvd to Vine St.

Kids will check-in at the Expo to receive their bibs and shirts.

 

* Parking / Directions:

Expect heavy traffic on race morning due to thousands of participants all trying to reach the same area. Please carpool if possible, plan to arrive early, and follow the designated driving directions.

If you are staying at the HILTON UNIVERSAL – there will be no shuttle service. The metro will take you right to the starting line on Hollywood Blvd. STATION: Universal / Studio City  – Fare: $2.00

*** Hollywood Blvd Exit from the 101 Fwy Northbound & Southbound will be closed.

*** ROAD CLOSURES WILL BEGIN AT 4:00AM. Please plan accordingly.

Parking Lots will open at 4:00am
Race Start Time: 6:00am

 

PARKING NEAR THE START LINE:

  • 1622 McCadden Place (enter from Sunset Blvd)
  • 6831 Hawthorn Ave (enter from La Brea & Sunset Blvd)

 

PARKING NEAR THE FINISH LINE:

  • 1749 Vine St (Entrance off Vine St & Yucca)
  • 1720 Vine St Entrance off Vine St & Yucca)
  • 6363 Sunset Blvd (Entrance off Ivar & Sunset Blvd)
  • 6353 Sunset Blvd (Entrance off Ivar & Sunset Blvd)
  • 1715 Cahuenga Blvd (Entrance off Cahuenga Blvd & Yucca)

If you plan on gear checking your bag, parking at the Finish Line is recommended since the Gear Check area is located at the Finish Line at Selma Ave & Vine St. 6304 Selma Ave. Los Angeles, CA (Gear Check Map) The Start Line is approx .70 miles from the Gear Check/ Finish Line area.

 

RIDE THE METRO 

To avoid parking costs, ride Metro to access the Start Line. There is a “red line” Metro stop at Hollywood Blvd. & Highland Ave and also at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St. near the Finish Line.

  • Leaving North Hollywood Red Line 4:31am first train
  • Leaving Union Station Red Line 4:30am first train
  • Trains run every 15-20 minutes

More infowww.metro.net

* Gear Check:

Gear Check will be provided near the Finish Line Zone located at the corner of Sunset & Vine. – 1506 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA (See Attached GEAR CHECK Map). Gear Check will be made available starting at 4:30am race morning until 12:00pm.

Clear gear check bags will be available at the information booth on either Thursday or Friday at the Expo. They will also be available race morning at gear check.

*All clothing that is left after 12:00pm will be donated to the Los Angeles Youth Network. Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. HHM is not responsible for any lost items.

The Gear Check area will be arranged alphabetically. Attach your gear tag to your bag before leaving it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area.

 

* Water / Electrolyte Replacement Stations

Water and GoGnarly Hydration will be available at the following stations:

  • Mile Markers 2/12 – Water / GoGnarly
  • Mile Markers 3/11 – Water
  • Mile Markers 5/7 – Water / GoGNarly / Clif Shot Energy Zone
  • Mile Marker 8 – Water
  • Finish Line – Water

 

* Starting Wave Groups / Corrals:

A Wave Start will be incorporated in the Hollywood Half Marathon & 5k/10k. Both the Half Marathon & 5k/10k participants will be assigned in the same corrals at the Start Line based on running pace. Each event distance will have “split signage” and course marshals to indicate where the three races will split / turn on the course.

The Starting Line Corral system ensures a smooth race start for the multitude of participants at varying experience and fitness levels. Runners will be assigned a race number and corresponding wave # /corral based on the estimated finish time provided on the race entry form. Runners will be grouped in the corral with participants of similar running pace. Please stay in your recommended wave group in the starting corrals for your safety.

 

* Celebrity Etiquette:

Just remember, celebrities are there for the same reason you are… to run. Please don’t expect them to stop for a picture or autograph while running. Use discretion when the time is right and remember to be polite. Handshakes and hi-fives are better than hugs after a run.

 

* Spectator Zones:

Top 3 locations to cheer on your friends and family members:

1. Hollywood Blvd. – Start and/or anywhere along Hollywood Blvd.

2. Sunset Blvd. – Between the 3200 block through 4400 block of Sunset Blvd.

3. Finish Line on Vine St. – On Vine St. between Hollywood Blvd and Sunset Blvd.

 

* Merchandise:

Official race merchandise can be purchased at the Expo.

 

* Awards Ceremony:

Star Medals will be awarded at the finish line. Age Division Awards and Prizes will be presented at the Finisher Zone Awards Stage at Vine St. / Sunset Ave. – 1503 Vine St. Hollywood, CA.

-Awards will be given to the TOP 3 male & female half marathon participants.
-1st place male and female in each half marathon age division.
-1st place male and female in each 10k age division
-1st place male and female in each 5k age division

Largest Team will receive their trophy at the finish line.
Best costume will receive a trophy.
Best dance will receive a trophy.

**Awards must be picked up at the finish line**

 

*Race Photos:
Free photos will be provided by Runner Buzz Media.

 

 

 

Half Marathons in California – Hollywood Half Marathon Race Weekend Instructions