LARR Season Update

We are working hard to try and ensure the continuity of our LARR training groups and community, building out additional training resources through the expansion of virtual access to our amazing coaching group. We are planning to allow for weekly, in-person, small-group runs and meet ups following guidelines from the CDC and public health agencies and are hopeful that we will begin in-person runs early in the new year. 

For the month of December, you will have access to our team of coaches who will help you with your conditioning and help you get ready for the season ahead, with the official LARR training program to begin on January 1st, 2021 which will run for 20 weeks until the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon on May 23rd, 2021.

Until we can safely run together in person...

If you are an LARR Tier 1 member, you have access to: 

· Monthly online fitness and wellness classes. 

· A weekly Zoom call with our coaches scheduled every Friday night at 6pm PDT to discuss any questions about the week ahead. Attendance is optional. 

· Weekly training email tailored to the week ahead + messages from our coaches

· Members-only web portal, which unlocks exclusive content and training material from our team of coaches. 

If you are an LARR Tier 2 member, you have access to everything listed above, plus:

· Official pace groups, and private pace group pages on Facebook.

· Official Pace Leaders to guide you on your training journey to the 2021 Los Angeles Marathon.


If you have not yet been placed with your Pace Leader, please email

Health & Safety Guidelines

Weekly Group Run Policies & Member Participation Requirements 

For the health and safety of all our members, participants will be required to follow the below guidelines in order to participate in 2020-2021 group runs–– without exception.  

A physical distance of 6 feet is required at all times.
• Masks 
must be worn at all times while not actively running.
• Masks must cover the nose and mouth and be worn at all times, except while running – in which case a distance of 8-feet or greater from other runners must be maintained. 
• You may not participate if you are feeling sick or ill, and/or have a fever, or if you have been in contact with someone unrecovered from COVID-19.
• You may not participate if you have been in contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 positive case in the last 14 days. For any members who have been in contact with someone who is COVID positive, quarantine instructions can be found at 
For those participating in the group runs, should you test positive for COVID-19, and have attended groups runs in the past 14 days, notify LARR Coach Mark Minichiello and LARR Program Coordinator Maria Miller and/or a McCourt Foundation/LARR representative immediately. Continued participation will be contingent on medical verification of negative status.
Persons from high risk groups for COVID-19 complications should consult their physician before participating.
• Do not engage in traditional forms of physical contact (handshakes, high-fives, hugs, etc.) 
• Do not share personal items such as hydration, energy gels, towels, etc.
Participants will be required to carry personal hydration (bottles/packs). Limited single use refills will be available for those in need but cannot be guaranteed.
If you have recently returned to the U.S from other countries or areas effected by Covid-19, please wait 14-days before participating in any group run.
Participants whose actions do not meet all the above requirements, will not be allowed to participate.  

Meeting Locations & Gathering Size • Weekly Runs 

Every Saturday, Pace groups will meet at separate, designated locations in Santa Monica.
Each pace group will be given pre-planned routes that allows for social distancing, avoiding any other pace groups.
Location announcements and instruction will be sent prior to the run, directly to each individual pace group. 
There will designate one-way streets for our training routes this season - TBD.  
We will avoid any meeting locations or routes that may cause conflict for others (businesses, residents etc.)  
Never block entryways, sidewalks, or access to bathrooms. Ensure that others have room to get past the group while maintaining social distance guidelines.
We will limit the size of the pace groups to remain in compliance with local guidelines––current maximum not to exceed 10 individuals per group per LA County Public Health Guidelines
Participants may be broken up into even smaller groups based on Pace Leader numbers and updated with any changes to LA County Public Health and Safety guidelines. 

Post Group Run Procedures 

As pace groups complete their runs, participants must maintain social distance. Gathering of multiple pace group is not allowed.
Organized post-run activities at the training site that serve or share food will not occur until further notice.  

We will continue to update procedures and guidelines throughout the season in accordance with the Center for Disease Control and LA County Public Health Commission 
LA County Public Health: