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Griffith Park Marathon Relay Course

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5.4 Miles 8.6 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

724' 221 m

Ascent

-723' -220 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

1,112' 339 m

High

561' 171 m

Low

Shared By Jared Plummer

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A great little run! It is uphill for the first couple miles, then flattens out a bit with a big downhill at the end.

Jared Plummer

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Overview

This is the course for the Griffith Park Marathon Relay.

Need to Know

The nearest parking is located at: Merry Go Round Lot Two, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Description

This is the loop used for the Griffith Park Marathon Relay. For the event, most people have 5 person teams and each person runs the ~5 mile course once. There are also people who individually run all 5 laps for a full distance marathon. Visit the race website for more detailed info.

The loop itself is a nice training option, and this is a fun and challenging after-work sort of run. There is a good amount of elevation gain right off the start to get you warmed up. The first ~1.6 miles is uphill on mostly dirt fire roads. The course then flattens out for a bit and follows an old paved road. The final ~1.6 miles is downhill on dirt fire roads. The downhill at the end is rutted from water erosion.

The route mostly faces east and gets sun in the morning through mid-afternoon.

History & Background

The beginning of the run passes through the ruins of the Old LA Zoo.

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in Griffith Park

#571

in California

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