About 24,000 runners will take to the streets Sunday morning and participate in the 28th Asics L.A. Marathon.
The 26.2-mile event begins at Dodger Stadium and will wind through Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills before ending at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and California Avenue in Santa Monica.
Simon Njoroge of Kenya, winner of last year's men's race, leads the 16-man elite field.
Deena Kastor, the U.S. women's record holder, is among eight elite female runners.
Winners of the men's and women's races each receive $25,000.
There is also a $50,000 gender challenge bonus for the first runner to cross the finish line. The women will start 18 minutes 35 seconds ahead of the men — the difference in time between event records in the men's and women's divisions.
Winners in the wheelchair divisions receive $2,500.
Wheelchair races begin at approximately 6:55 a.m., elite women's runners at 7:08 and elite men at 7:25.
The race will be broadcast on KTLA Channel 5 beginning at 6 a.m. A radio broadcast on AM 570 begins at 5 a.m.