More than 6,000 registered runners took to the streets of the Los Angeles this morning to participate in the running of the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon. With a renewed focus on the core pillars of great music in a community environment, thousands of runners hit the streets of Downtown LA in costumes to enjoy the sights and sounds of the World’s Largest Halloween Half Marathon.

The best-in-class running event took place on Sunday morning when both the 5K starting and the half marathon began at the corner of S. Figueroa St. and Pico Blvd. with runners from 43 states and 30 countries receiving a first-class tour of Downtown LA. The new half marathon route gave runner’s a tour through some of the best music venues and landmarks in the area, such as The Wiltern, the Grammy Museum, LA Live, the Staples Center, Microsoft Theater.
 
In the half marathon, Sergio Reyes (Palmdale, Calif.) won the race with his first-place effort clocking a time of 1:06:39. Steven Underwood (Chula Vista, Calif.) was second with a time of 1:09:18. Hunter Paris (Santa Monica, Calif.) followed in third place finishing in 1:09:33. Rachel Miura (Los Angeles, Calif.) was the women’s champion with a final time of 1:21:43 with Chloe Fata (South Pasadena, Calif.) next behind her at 1:22:38. Elizabeth Scott (Los Angeles, Calif) rounded out the podium in 1:23:57.
 
Elite runners and fast times aside, Sunday’s races were all about the party atmosphere. Several local bands, including at the Navy Band Southwest, The Destroyers, Cali Conscious, Pullman Standard and Crown the Yeti performed live on improved band stages along the route interspersed with cheerleaders and themed water stations. Participants moved along to more music than ever with all new mile-markers that included speakers while taking in the local scenery and city streets packed with spectator support.
 
The musically themed road race celebrated the day’s accomplishments with the sounds of Huntington Beach based artist, Matt Costa, who headlined the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at the finish line festival held at LA Live.
 
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The official news account for the Rock n' Roll Marathon Series.