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Do you qualify for a seeded corral at the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon? Need to find a pace group to get yourself to the Finish Line?


The seeded corrals at the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon are comprised of the fastest 7,300 runners based on previous marathon finishing times.

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 2020 Los Angeles Marathon is January 1, 2018 - December 17, 2019.


While registering, participants will have the opportunity to enter a previous marathon time during the qualifying period of January 1, 2018 - December 17, 2019. 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, 2019.

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, 2018 and December 17, 2019 will automatically be placed in the Open Corral.

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