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Parking is expected to be very limited with 25,000 runners, their families and spectators expected to fill the City's 12,000  parking spaces plus available private facilities that choose to open to the public that day.  Walking, biking and using public transportation options are strongly encouraged to get to a spot on the route if you would like to cheer on the runners.  View public transit options at Vehicle parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in Downtown Santa Monica at city-owned and private parking facilities and at city-owned beach lots.

The following guidelines will be in effect for all city-owned lots and structures on Sunday, March 19:

Midnight – 6AM – Reserved parking for race participants only in the Civic Center Lots.  All other city-owned lots and structures are closed.  Parking at on-street meters will be subject to normal regulations.

6AM – 12PM – All lots and structures will be open, vehicles entering will pay posted rates.

No free Main Street Farmer’s Market parking in the beach lots on March 19, 2017.

In addition to city-owned facilities, private parking operators have committed over 2,000 spaces and the L.A. Marathon continues to work with additional private parking facility owners.

Real-time parking information for public on-street spaces, public off-street lots, and private lots open for public parking is now available on your Apple smartphone – Download the new Santa Monica Parking Powered by ParkMe app at  Real-time parking information for all City parking can also be found online at  


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