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Do you qualify for a seeded corral at the 2018 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon? Need to find a pace group to get yourself to the Finish Line?


The seeded corrals at the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon are comprised of the fastest 7,300 runners based on previous marathon finishing times. The deadline for corral placement is December 17, 2018.

Qualifying times for seeded corrals (corral capacities and qualifying times subject to change):

Start Corrals Qualifying Time* Maximum Capacity
Corral A sub 3:15:59 300
Corral B sub 3:50:59 1500
Corral C sub 4:10:59 1750
Corral D sub 4:35:59 1750
Corral E sub 5:00:59 2000

*the qualifying period for a seeded corral at the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is January 1, 2017 - December 17, 2018.


While registering, participants will have the opportunity to enter a previous marathon time during the qualifying period of January 1, 2017 - December 17, 2018. Participants will need to enter the name of the qualifying marathon, the date of that race, and their exact finishing time (hh:mm:ss) for our system to flag the result. Participants also have the option of emailing a finisher certificate or screenshot of their race result to for verification purposes.

It is the responsibility of each participant to verify their corral placement and email in case there is an error in placement. The deadline for corral placement is December 17, 2018.

Participants wishing to use an Ironman result for seeded corral purposes should email the proof of finish to


The Open Corral is the self-seeded placement of participants by expected minute-per-mile pace (8:00 min/mile, 9:00 min/mile, up to 13:00 min/mile). Participants who have not run a marathon under 5:00:59 between January 1, 2017 and December 17, 2018 will automatically be placed in the Open Corral.


Running a marathon is hard. It's hard the first time and it's hard the tenth time. The CLIF Bar Marathon Pace Team supports all sorts of runners, from beginner to hardcore. Hook up with experienced pace leaders, get out there and achieve your goal.

Here's How It Works
Each Pace Leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the marathon, and by following your Pace Team leader, you'll cross the line under two minutes of your goal finishing time.

The following pace groups will be offered and will start in the corresponding corral listed.

Corral B: 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45
Corral C: 4:00
Corral D: 4:15, 4:30
Corral E: 4:45
Open Corral: 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30

Meet Your Pacer at the Expo
You can met your Pace Team leader before the race at the Expo. Ask them about their marathoning backgrounds, how they fuel themselves during the race, and any other helpful tips. Pace Leaders will also be handing out free Pace Bands.

Race Day
On race morning, you'll see them lined up according to their pace and holding signs with their finish times. Just fall-in with your group.

Need More Info?
Click Here to sign-up and learn more about how the CLIF Bar Pace Team can help you achieve your best marathon ever.

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