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Venice Streets Closed Sunday Morning for Half-Marathon Race

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Some streets in Venice will be closed Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, for the Allstate Insurance 13.1 Marathon.

Some streets in Venice will be closed Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, for the Allstate Insurance 13.1 Marathon.

Some streets in Venice will be closed Sunday morning for a half-marathon race.

The Allstate Life Insurance Los Angeles 13.1 Marathon will start at 7 a.m. at Rose Avenue and the Venice Beach boardwalk and head south around Marina del Rey and into Dockweiler State Beach. In Venice, vehicle traffic on Pacific near Windward avenues and on a stretch of Venice Boulevard will be closed. (See the attached map for details.) A 5k race also will start and end at Dockweiler State Beach.

Allstate Life Insurance and Give Your Sole will be collecting moderately used athletic shoes before and after the run. Runners can donate their running shoes when they cross the finish line in exchange for a free pair of flip-flops. All shoes collected during the Los Angeles race will be donated to the Union Rescue Mission.

–Venice Dispatch

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