About the Sunset Strip Half Marathon and 5K

Race Details

Race Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Race Time: 7:00 AM Half Marathon Start; 7:30 AM 5K Start
Race Location: West Hollywood Park
The Race will start adjacent to West Hollywood Park (East of the Park and North of the West Hollywood Library), at the intersection of El Tovar Place and N San Vicente Blvd.

Registration and Packet Pickup

West Hollywood Park
647 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 – 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.

In the event the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Sunset Strip Half Marathon is NOT Sold Out, race day registration will be available Sunday morning from 6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.


There’s no other race like it. Run the course of rock history and experience the Sunset Strip firsthand. We’re not talking about just any street. We’re talking about the boulevard where the legends of rock started a movement that continues to sweep the world. The Doors. Led Zeppelin. Guns N’ Roses. These are just a few who played, stirred up trouble, and generally OWNED this very stretch of pavement—until now. Now it’s your turn. Experience the thrill of the Strip while live bands and cheering supporters keep you amped. Feel the excitement of 13.1 miles along the Strip with all the rocking sights and sounds it offers. Run past institutions like the Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theatre, and The Viper Room as you feel the history under your feet.

Spanning the base of the famed Hollywood Hills, the Sunset Strip will keep you energized the whole way with the same magic that fueled the legends. Palm trees. Billboards. And don’t forget your FANS. They’ll be cheering you on along the route. There’s a reason why celebrities, musicians, and entertainment moguls have been coming here for decades. It’s because history is made here. And once you leave your stamp on Sunset, we’ll have a Rock n’ Roll Finish Line Festival waiting for you. Register today and break on through to the other side.

Runner and Spectator Parking

Pacific Design Center Parking
8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Parking is available at The Pacific Design Center (PDC) which is located less than two blocks from the start and finish line. Parking at PDC will be $10 on race day. If you choose to use this lot, please know that the streets around the PDC will close at 6:15 a.m. on race day. Therefore, you have to be in the lot no later than 6:15 when the roadway is closed.  **PLEASE NOTE:  PARKING IS CASH ONLY ON RACE DAY.

Directions and Access:
If you choose to use this lot we suggest you use La Cienega Blvd. to Melrose Avenue westbound and enter the PDC off Melrose. Please also know that these same streets will not re-open to vehicle traffic until 8:30 a.m.
At 8:30 a.m. Melrose will re-open to normal traffic and you will be able to exit the PDC parking lot at any point after that time.

Beverly Center Parking
8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Parking is available at Beverly Center which is located approximately .6 miles to the start and finish line between N. San Vicente Blvd and N. La Cienga Blvd.  The center will be opening up Level 2 ONLY at 5:00 a.m. and all other levels will be opening at 8:00 a.m.  Parking will be $1 per hour for the first four hours and will increase to $2 per hour after.  Escalators will descend to N. La Cienga Blvd and Beverly Blvd.

Directions and Access:
Participants can enter the parking structure on N. La Cienga Blvd until 6:15 a.m.  Participants will go Northbound on La Cienga Blvd and make a left into the parking structure before Beverly Blvd.