Beaches and mountains and parks, oh, my! 13 great places to run in L.A.
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( From left: Reed Saxon / Associated Press; Los Angeles Times; Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / October 30, 2013 )
There's no need for an expensive gym membership. With an average of 266 days of sunshine a year, L.A.'s spectacular weather nearly begs you to ditch the treadmill for the beach, hiking trail or park. And many are right in our backyards -- or at least only a short drive away.
We've collected 13 of our favorite places to run in L.A., from scenic ocean-side paths in Santa Monica and Venice to more rigorous inclines in Griffith Park and Rustic Canyon.
-- Kelsey Ramos, Los Angeles Times