Thousands of runners from around the world will be participating in the 38th Annual Los Angeles Marathon this Sunday.
The race starts at Dodgers Stadium at 6:30 am and finishes in Century City.
Many runners are participating for personal reasons or to raise money for charity.
The Health and Fitness Expo for the marathon is open to both participants and the public, and includes a kickoff ceremony.
Participants include inspiring individuals such as 15-year-old Marcel Apprentice from King Drew Magnet High School, who will be running her first marathon, and 81-year-old Sharon Curse, who has run in every LA Marathon since it started in 1986.
Julie Weiss is the first woman in LA Marathon history to have single-handedly raised more than a million dollars for charity, in honor of her father who passed away from pancreatic cancer.
The marathon will be broadcast live on KTLA 5 and online for those who cannot attend in person.