PHOTOS: Along the L.A. Marathon route

PHOTOS: Scenes along the 2010 L.A. Marathon route

The diverse landscape of Los Angeles will unfold for runners along the 26.2-mile route. The "Stadium to the Sea" course starts in Los Angeles, passes through West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and finishes in Santa Monica. The race will take place Sunday.
Photos by Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A tattered poster of Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez hangs on a concrete support in Dodger Stadium, the starting line for the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon. Runners will descend to the city from Chavez Ravine, make a loop around downtown and then head northwest toward Hollywood.

Marathon participants will run past the dragons on the Chinatown Gateway Monument, north of City Hall at the intersection of Broadway and Cesar Chavez Avenue.

In downtown Los Angeles, the marathon route winds past the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which houses the L.A. Philharmonic, at 1st Street and Grand Avenue.

A structure along Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park is a hodgepodge of signs, bright paints and artwork.

A toy and candy vendor walks on the shore of Echo Park Lake, where runners will begin a winding path away from downtown and through the neighborhoods of Echo Park and Silver Lake.

Murals line the Los Angeles Marathon route through the artsy enclaves of East Hollywood.

A Buddhist shrine marks the boundary of Thai Town, a block-long stretch of Asian restaurants and markets on Hollywood Boulevard near Western Avenue.

The sun streams through a window filled with glass and ceramic ornaments at the Tsunami Cafe in Sunset Junction.

The Frolic Room, a Hollywood mainstay since the 1930s, is one of the Hollywood Boulevard landmarks along the course of the 2010 Los Angeles Marathon.

The marquee of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre glows in the late afternoon sun.

A toddler takes a stroller ride down the Walk of Fame in front of the Hollywood and Highland shopping complex.

Visitors to Grauman's Chinese Theatre look down at the handprints and footprints of Hollywood stars.

Car lights swirl through a bend on the glittery and glamorous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

The neon lights of The Roxy, a famed rock club, burn brightly along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Runners will pass upscale retailers along Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, home to some of the world's most expensive fashion houses, including Chanel, Armani and Dior.

A pooch gets a ride along the marathon route in West L.A.

Marathon participants should be happy to see the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier, which marks the end of their 26.2-mile run.

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