RACE DETAIL

Race Details:
Race Day: Saturday Night – January 5, 2013

Start Time: 9:00pm

Start Line: 7th Street & Grand Avenue – downtown Los Angeles

Finish Line: 11th Street & Hope Street – downtown Los Angeles next to L.A. Live

Start Corrals:
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 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.

After the event deadline: If your training has been going amazing and exceeded your expectations and you would like to step it up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and then find the “Corral Change” table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. If you would like to move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. It is not necessary to officially change your corral.

Gear Check: You may drop off your pre-race and post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check Station prior to the race. During the race your gear will be held at the Gear Check Station.

Each participant gets a large, durable swag bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when he or she picks up his or her packet. This will serve as your gear bag on race day. The Gear Check Station will be arranged alphabetically near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check Station staff to ensure proper identification. After the race, you may retrieve your checked bag at the designated Gear Check Station.

It is recommended that you DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The race management is not responsible for any lost items. You must claim your Gear bag before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Clothing Pick-Up:
All unclaimed clothing that was dropped or left behind at the Start Line will be picked up by a local community group and donated to charity.

Finish Line: 11th Street & Hope Street – downtown Los Angeles next to L.A. Live

Finish Line Festival & Entertainment:
DJs and crazy light shows for the dance floor, rockin’ live music—the producers of the New Year’s Race Los Angeles are in discussions with the “Who’s Who” of the music and entertainment world to produce a star struck line-up for the New Year’s Race Los Angeles course and Finish Line Festival. Check back here later and “Like” us on Facebook to get the latest alerts when the names of the music acts are announced! Festival Hours: 6pm-1am

Info Booth/ Lost & Found – We’re here to help make navigating the race and festivities as easy and fun as possible. The Info Booth located at the near the Finish Line is the place to get any and all questions answered regarding the race and evening festivities.

Course:
Start off the New Year on the right foot by crossing the finish line! The New Year’s Race Los Angeles course offers its runners an awe-inspiring and totally unique tour of downtown Los Angeles—A NIGHT RACE under the glow of the bright city lights. The course starts on 7th Street and Grand Avenue which is known as the “Taste of Downtown.” The finish line will bring you next to the exciting new L.A. Live complex and guides participants through hotspots that mark the new generation of downtown living and some of the oldest historical landmarks of the city. Capped at 10,000 runners, each participant will get the VIP star treatment and be part of an elite group of runners that finished the first New Year’s Race Los Angeles.

Course Highlights: Runners will experience the hip new restaurants and bars on 7th Street; legendary theatres on Broadway in neon-colored splendor, the towering City Hall building, colorful and historic Olvera Street., the awesome double dragons entrance of Chinatown, DODGER STADIUM, and finally, the inspiration and motivation of thousands of cheering fans will greet them all the way to the finish line at L.A. Live!

Mile Markers – Mile Markers will be provided along the course. Clocks will not be provided along the course. There will be clocks only at the Start and Finish Lines.

Aid Stations & Medical – Water and Medical Stations will be provided throughout the course and will be staffed with event personnel.  Medical support during the New Year’s Race Los Angeles will be provided by health care professionals. Medical assistance will be available at each aid station along the course to provide medical assistance as needed. A fully-equipped medical facility will be located near the Start/Finish line.

Participants requiring medical assistance may be transported to one of the nearby hospitals and will be billed by the hospital and ambulance provider directly. Participants must give on-scene medical personnel the freedom to determine which facility will be utilized.

IMPORTANT: Each participant must complete the medical information form on the back of his or her bib number. Please take time to fill out your medical information and provide emergency contact information. This will make your important health care information available to health care professionals in the event you are unable to communicate with them.

Restrooms – Portable Restrooms will be provided at the Start/Finish Line and throughout the course. Course restrooms will be located near the aid stations.

The New Year’s Race Los Angeles Health & Fitness Expo will host exhibitors featuring the very latest and greatest designs in running gear and shoes, and cutting-edge developments in sports, fitness, and nutrition.

Expo Hours:
Friday, January 4th: 12pm – 7pm

Saturday, January 5th: 9am – 5pm

Location:
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Regency Room 506 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071

Check back here later and “Like” us on Facebook to get the latest alerts regarding the Health & Fitness Expo.

Vendor Opportunities:
If you are a vendor who is interested in participating at the New Year’s Race Los Angeles Health & Fitness Expo, please contact Mitchell Liday at 310-877-5449 or Mitchell@jive-live.com for more information.

Packet Pick-Up: Runners must pick up their own packet at the Health & Fitness Expo prior to arriving to the start line. All participants must show valid ID.

Packet Pick-Up includes:
• Bib Number
• Timing Chip
• Goodie Bag

Night Time Navigator brochure that highlights all the hottest local destinations, restaurants and sights that are must-sees in Los Angeles to help you plan your trip. Family and friends are invited to watch their loved ones cross the finish line at the Finish Line Festival from 6pm-1am

Start Line:
7th Street & Grand Avenue – downtown Los Angeles

Finish Line:
11th Street & Hope Street – downtown Los Angeles next to L.A. Live

Transportation, Directions & Parking:
Parking for Expo & near Start Line: Pershing Square Parking Garage 532 South Olive St. Los Angeles, CA 90013