What is the LA Road Runners?
LA Road Runners (LARR) is a premier training program based in Los Angeles that supports runners and walkers who wish to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon and all McCourt Foundation races including the Rose Bowl Half and 5K, the Charity Challenge 13.1, Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K and the LA Big 5K.
What are the membership options?
LARR has two membership options:
LARR’s Online program is free and available to anyone who registers for the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon or is interested in training for TMF races. This program includes downloadable training plans, weekly email newsletters with coaching tips, access to online resources, and invitations to special live and virtual meet up events.
LARR’s Club / Group Training program is available for those who want in-person coached workouts in a group setting. It includes coached long runs/walks in Santa Monica on Saturday mornings with the official pace team for the Los Angeles Marathon; Wednesday coached track nights at Santa Monica High School. Plus ASICS team shirts, exclusive race day access at the Rose Bowl Half and the Los Angeles Marathon; Corral B access at the Los Angeles Marathon and more! There is a fee for the Group Training program.
How much does it cost to join LARR?
LARR Online is free. The Group Training program is $150 but early bird rates apply.
When will registration open for the 2023 LARR season?
Registration for LARR will open this summer. Group Training kicks off in September and lasts 26 weeks.
How long is the training program?
The LA Road Runners training season will last for 26 weeks starting September 24, 2022 and ending on March 19, 2022.
Is LARR only for people who want to train for the Los Angeles Marathon?
While most of our members are training for the Los Angeles Marathon, the Group Training program is available to anyone training for the Rose Bowl Half or the Charity Challenge 13.1.
We will also have a 6 week online program for those people training for the Santa Monica Classic 5K.
Do I have to be a runner to join LARR?
LARR welcomes runners, walkers, and run/walkers. We have pace groups for faster and slower runners; beginners and seasoned marathoners!
Is there a deadline to register for a LARR membership?
There is no deadline for LARR Online but signing up early ensures you get the most out of your membership.
The Group Training program will accept new members until February 28, though please note that some benefits are time sensitive – such as access to corral B that closes January 31 – so the sooner you sign up, the more you will get out of your membership.
Who can attend the Saturday Group Trainings and what do they involve?
LARR Group Training program will host an info session on September 17 in Santa Monica and anyone is invited to attend and learn more.
The first training of the season is planned for September 24 and is open to those who have registered and paid for membership. Participants will be placed into pace groups for walkers, run/walkers, and runners that are lead by the official pace team of the Los Angeles Marathon.
Meeting time is typically 7am (though time may vary on longer mileage days) and are usually held in Santa Monica. Coach David plans a long run/walk course through the neighborhood. Most workouts include at least one water station.
If I join the Group Trainings, how will I know the course?
Each LARR member is paired with a pace leader and a group that sticks together during the workout. In addition, Coach David will send out a link with the course prior to the workout so you can download it onto your phone.
Where can I pick up my LARR shirt?
LARR Shirts are available for our Group Training members to pick up at in-person events such weekly training runs/walks, at races, and select meet ups.
What are the Race Day VIP perks for Group Training members:
LARR Group Training members get access to the Rose Bowl Stadium locker rooms at the Rose Bowl Half & 5K on January 15, 2023 (must be registered for LARR and the race by December 31, 2022).
Los Angeles Marathon participants have exclusive access to special meet up location in Dodger Stadium on race morning, March 19, 2023 (must be registered for LARR and the race by February 28, 2023) and are given access to seeded corral B (must be registered by January 30, 2023).
If I’m an LARR Online member, can I attend any of the in-person trainings?
Our weekly trainings are limited to Group Training members only but we offer special meet ups throughout the season that all LARR members are invited to attend. This includes large scale meet ups at Dodger Stadium, as well as localized events hosted with our sponsors. Days and times vary – details will be posted in the newsletter as they become available.
If I’m an LARR Online member do I get any race day perks?
Race day perks are limited to those who have paid for the Group Training program.
Can I register for the Group Training program but not come to the training runs?
Yes, you will still have access to race day perks.
Does my LARR membership include entry to the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon or 2023 Rose Bowl Half Marathon?
LARR memberships do NOT include entry to the Los Angeles Marathon or Rose Bowl Half Marathon. You will need to register separately.
If I am a current LARR Group Training member, how do I connect with my Pace Leader or ask additional questions about training or membership?
Please reach out to our Coach David Levine at DavidL@mccourtfoundation.org for help being placed in pace group. You can reach LARR Program Coordinator Lucie Murray at email@example.com with questions about membership.
Is an LARR membership refundable?
There are no refunds or transfers for a LA Road Runners membership for any reason including an event cancellation, an event conducted at a shorter distance or as a virtual event, or the event being rescheduled.
How will I know when LARR membership registration opens?
Add your name to our mailing list to get coaching tips and news about the program.