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Griffith Park Marathon Relay Course

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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.


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5.4

Miles

8.6

KM

90%

Runnable

1,112' 339 m

High

561' 171 m

Low

724' 221 m

Up

723' 220 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jared Plummer

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View of downtown L.A. from Glendale Peak.
Aug 3, 2017 near Glendale, CA
Full of flowers side by side on the trail
Aug 3, 2017 near Glendale, CA
View of Glendale City.
Aug 3, 2017 near Glendale, CA

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