On Sunday, March 19 more than 25,000 runners and walkers will take over Los Angeles streets as thousands of spectators cheer them on for one of the largest marathons in the country. Runners from all 50 states and more than 63 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium and run through Los Angeles to the finish line in Santa Monica at the Intersection of Ocean Ave & California Ave.
During and after LA’s greatest race, restaurants and bars will have their doors open with LA Marathon Specials.
Here’s a few that you might want to step into to quench your thirst or celebrate a victory:
Copa d’Oro – Along the lively Third Street Promanade, Copa d’Oro, opens at 11:30 a.m., this Sunday offering runners & supporters a one-day-only $7 Bloody Mary. Copa’s Head Barman Vincenzo Marianella, the godfather of the Los Angeles cocktail scene, makes one that will reenergize you. 217 Broadway, Santa Monica – Phone: (310) 576-3030.
Wild Living Foods – As the beginning of the course runs through Downtown LA, Wild Living Foods is a go-to spot before or after the race. Wild’s remedy bar will have Marathon elixirs that supports performance and recovery. It specifically helps to increase circulation and endurance, as well as decrease inflammation. Those seeking an energy boost will find that the ingredients in the Marathon elixir helps to increase energy, and targets the areas that need support in the recovery process. The Marathon elixir is made with
MORINGA TULSI BREW • MATCHA • LATTE • COCO OIL • SPEARMINT OIL • VANILLA • MORINGA OIL • COCO SUGAR. Runners and spectators can start and end the race off the right way with tonics, medicinal shots, and activated smoothies.760 S. Main Street. Phone: (213) 266-8254.
Cool down at one of Salt & Straw’s five scoop shop locations for its “Vote Back Your Faves” March Flavor Series. For this month only, winning favorites including Cinnatopia, Chocolate Caramel Potato Chip Cupcake, Pots of Gold & Rainbows, Rose Water, Saffron, & Pistachios; and Coconut Marionberry & Pecan Shortbread. This is a great spot to celebrate your victory with your family and friends. The Venice scoop shop (1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd) is right around the corner from the course finish line. http://saltandstraw.com