LA Marathon Shore Hotel Package In Santa Monica

LA Marathon, Santa Monica, Shore Hotel

Medals from the 2012 LA Marathon. (Photo: Michael Dorausch via Creative Commons)

The LA Marathon is a race that’s on my to-do list. A start at Dodger Stadium and a net-downhill finish on the beach in Santa Monica? Yes, please.

Unfortunately, I’ve had a race-day scheduling conflict every year that it’s been on my radar. But it can’t stop me from dreaming.

If you’re one of the lucky folks heading to Southern California for the LA Marathon on March 17, check out this hotel package from the Shore Hotel. It isn’t cheap, but it sure is convenient.

The hotel is just four blocks (or a half-mile) from the race’s finish on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

And getting to the race couldn’t be easier. The marathon’s complimentary pre-race shuttles in Santa Monica are just two and a half blocks away—an easy third of a mile warm-up.

LA Marathon, Santa Monica, Shore Hotel

The Shore Hotel is half a mile from the LA Marathon finish. (Photo: Skott Snider for Shore Hotel)

Here’s what the Shore Hotel has to offer:

LA Marathon Package
  • Rates starting at $449
  • Overnight accommodations with one king bed or two queen/double beds
  • “Carb-Load” dinner at Locanda del Lago
  • Post-marathon celebration at the hotel with Paleta juices, massages, stretching and other recovery treats
  • Available for stays March 10 – March 24, 2013
  • The L.A. Marathon takes place on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Additional nights can be booked at a special rate.

The Shore Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond and LEED Gold certified hotel with unobstructed views of the mighty Pacific, an outdoor pool and fitness center—you know, if running a marathon isn’t enough exercise for one weekend. And spectators might even be able to see the marathon finish line in the distance from an ocean-view room.

Visit or call Shore Hotel reservations at 800.599.1515 to book or for more information.

And registration for the LA Marathon on March 17 is still open, so you could be one of those lucky folks on your way to an oceanfront run.

Karla Bruning is host of On The Run, New York Road Runner’s weekly lifestyle web show about running. She has completed six marathons, two triathlons and trains with the New York Harriers. Follow Karla’s “Notes From a Running Nerd” at, Facebook and Twitter@KBruning.

Karla Bruning


Karla Bruning is a race announcer at the TCS New York City Marathon + other major events, TV host for the New York City Triathlon + contributor to Shape, Redbook, Runner's World + other publications. She used to report for Newsweek but spent her free time squeezing in workouts. Now it's her job. She's run 8 marathons, 30 halves, 10 triathlons + open water swims. When she's not running, talking about running or writing about running, she's snuggling her baby, spoiling her dog + compulsively traveling.


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