How to qualify for a seeded corral at the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon

Seeded Corrals

The seeded corrals at the 2023 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 1,500
Corral C sub 4:10:59 1,750
Corral D sub 4:35:59 1,750
Corral E sub 5:00:59 2,000
*The qualifying period for a seeded corral at the 2023 Los Angeles Marathon is January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023.

Register For A Seeded Corral  

While registering, participants will have the opportunity to enter a previous marathon time during the qualifying period of January 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023. 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 January 31, 2023.

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

Open Corral  

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, 2022 and January 1, 2023 will automatically be placed in the Open Corral. 

Register for the Los Angeles Marathon