The Best Running Route in Downtown Los Angeles

When I run on the road, it's normally around my neighborhood (West Hollywood), or I head west to Santa Monica and Brentwood to run near the beach. But a few of my running friends live downtown, and it's a great way to really feel the core of Los Angeles; so when I want to mix it up, I head east. (Side note: The first six miles of the L.A. marathon wind through downtown before spanning out across the city, so it's great training for that race.)

This running route in downtown L.A. is 6.2 miles, but can be made longer by running through Elysian Park and surrounding trails.

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