LARC Postponed operations Santa Monica high school and Totem Pole

In light of the current Coronavirus situation and the mandates from our local government, the LA Running Club has decided to suspend activities both on Saturday mornings at the totem pole and Wednesday nights at Santa Monica high school through the end of March. We will plan to resume on Saturday April 4th. However we will monitor the situation closely and advise you if something changes.

You as our members and friends are our utmost priority. Please stay healthy and take care of one another.  Coach David Levine will post individual workouts on our Social Media pages. Please check them often.

Congratulations to all the 2020 LA Marathon participants and finishers.  What a great race with great weather,  We look forward to getting together for our annual Medal Run Celebration when we return next month.    

Please refer to our local LA mayor's directives as well as the CDC (click on the links below).

Please read the following article about How to Run Safely Amid Coronavius Concerns.

Thank you.

Board and Coaches of the LA Running Club

Proud Member of RRCA

Los Angeles Running Club is a proud member of the RRCA

Saturday Mornings & Wednesday Nights

You can find us every Saturday morning at 7 AM at the totem pole in Santa Monica located near the intersection of Ocean Ave. and San Vicente Blvd. There is free parking on Georgina Ave. or Marguerita Ave. (1 or 2 blocks south of San Vicente). Whether you run, run/walk or walk, we have a group for you.  

In addition, every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm we have coached track workouts currently being held at Lincoln Middle School between June 12 - July 14, and then returning to Santa Monica High School. The track program includes four levels: interval, repetition, track light, and walking. If you are unsure of which group to join, please speak to one of our coaches when you arrive. The Lincoln Middle School track is located at 1501 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, and the SAMOHI track is at Pico Blvd. and 4th St. At both locations, park in the residential neighborhoods around the schools.

LARC/Conqur Endurance Group Affiliation

LARR/LARC Affiliation
The LA Road Runners training season for the LA Marathon kicked off at the totem pole on Saturday, September 14th!

Because the LA Running Club is now an affiliate club in partnership with Conqur Endurance Group for the 2019-2020 training season, as a current member of the LA Running Club, you can train with LARR through LARC and receive Corral E on marathon day and enjoy the benefits of training with LARR pace leaders. 

Conqur seeks to strengthen the greater Los Angeles running community by partnering with clubs around the LA area, providing new training tools and activation opportunities focused around Conqur events.

In addition to six large scale meet-up training runs, affiliate clubs will host live and virtual championship events utilizing the Zwift platform.  Two meet-up training runs will be held at Dodger Stadium.

LARC will also have a cheer tent on marathon day along the marathon course.

If you are interested and haven’t yet signed up or renewed your membership in The LA Running Club, you may do so in person at the totem pole or on track night, or by clicking this link: Join LARC

In addition, LARC will get entries into the LA Marathon that we will raffle off over the next couple of months to members only.  You must be present to win.

We will continue to provide tent support and gels, Gatorade, water and snacks to our athletes.  We will keep out a donations jar and will appreciate your generosity.  

We are excited for this opportunity but want to make sure everyone understands that the following are NOT included in the LARC/LARR affiliation:

1. Exclusive LARR discounts
2. Zwift Foot Pod
3. LARR training shirt
4. Access to the locker room at the Pasadena Half Marathon
5. Access to the Loge Level at Dodger Stadium on Marathon day
6. Corral B

Those benefits are available only by registering with the LA Road Runners

Speakers and Programs

This season we have many exciting guests and programs for our members.  If you have a health or fitness-related product or service that you would like to share, please drop us a note at  

We love to give free stuff and discounts to our members, and you get the benefit of spreading the word about your product, race, or service.


Upcoming Speakers and Events (Saturdays = totem pole; Wednesdays = track night at Lincoln Middle School (LMS) or SAMOHI

This Saturday, October 26th is the second LARR Meetup hosted by the South Bay Runners Club.  Details are as follows:

LARR Monthly Meet-Up #2

Host: South Bay Runners Club (SBRC)
Sat, Oct 26th • 6:30 - 9:00 AM

Training begins at 7 am
Location: Hermosa Beach Pier

Parking: Municipal Parking Structure

1303 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Please RSVP here: LARR Meetup 2 RSVP

Please stick around for brunch afterwards if you can!  



We'll be holding two giveaways on Saturday, November 9th, after our run.  First, a copy of Christopher McDougall's latest book, Running with Sherman and a limited edition Luna Sherman "bandito" (head scarf).  For more information on the book, click here:  Running with Sherman and here's a fun video that Christopher McDougall posted: Sherman video


Second, as an affiliate club of Conqur Endurance Group, LARC has been given a few entries into the LA Marathon. We will give away the first entry on 11/9, but you must be a current member of the LA Running Club in order to be eligible for the giveaway.  If your membership isn't current, please sign up here: Join LARC

We're currently training every Saturday for the LA Marathon to be held on March 8, 2020.  We would love for you to come train with us whether you run, walk or run/walk. And you can register for the LA Marathon here: LA Marathon Registration

We look forward to seeing you soon!


"A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything"