Friday, June 5, 2009

2010 Los Angeles Marathon Date Change—Immediate Action Needed!

Whether you ran it, walked it, volunteered for it, sponsored it, or cheered for it, I’d like to thank everyone who took part in last week’s 2009 Los Angeles Marathon.  Though we faced a host of challenges – not the least of which was the Memorial Day date – we did it, together!  

As we plan for next year’s Marathon, many of you have reached out to voice your support for moving the race back to a Sunday in March. We’ve heard you and we agree.  Now, the Los Angeles City Council needs to hear from you.

The Council is set to vote on a proposal to return the marathon to its traditional March date; in fact, one of the Council’s committees already has endorsed the change.  But we need your help to ensure that the full Council votes to adopt the measure.  Please click on the link here ( to sign our petition telling our elected officials that the race date matters and that you want to see the Los Angeles Marathon held on a Sunday in March.  Then forward this note to friends, family members, and anyone else you can think of who may wish to join our effort.  

As always, we appreciate your support and thank you for your assistance.  Working together, we’re confident in our ability to continue to build a world-class event that, true to our mission, inspires athletes and connects communities.  

See you on the road!

Russ Pillar, President

The Los Angeles Marathon


  1. Will the Acura Bike Tour be running the day of the LA Marathon this year? Are details available?

  2. Where might I buy a 2002 Acura LA Bike Tour pin? I was mistakenly given a MARATHON commemorative lapel pin, not the Bike Tour pin. I rode for several years and now I would like to frame and mount the pins and finish-line medals. I would be happy to buy or trade. Thanks, Robert Casey

  3. Looks like the bike tour is history. They never set a date and every time I asked a marathon official the email response was always the same, soon. The good news is we still have the Long Beach Marathon and that is a great ride. Cost less, more scenic and a great post ride festival.

  4. Long beach bike tour was awesome