The city is also slated to host the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon.
Los Angeles will host the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships, it was announced Wednesday.
The race will take place in conjunction with the LA Marathon on March 15. In February 2016, Los Angeles will also host the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.
Runners in the national championships field will compete for a total prize purse of $150,000, in addition to the overall field’s prize purse of $110,000.
“We are very excited for Los Angeles to host the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships,” USATF CEO Max Siegel said in a press release. “Having an opportunity to collaborate on the race will help set the stage for a spectacular Olympic Trials Marathon. We look forward to working with LA Marathon LLC in March and beyond.”
The “Stadium to the Sea” course begins at Dodger Stadium and ends near the Santa Monica Pier. The 26.2-mile route takes runners past several Los Angeles landmarks.
“Hosting the 2015 USATF Marathon Championships will be a proud moment in Los Angeles’ rich marathon history,” said Tracey Russell, Chief Executive of LA Marathon LLC. “We look forward to showcasing our nation’s top marathoners in 2015 while setting the stage for the 2016 US Olympic Trials Marathon.”
The last time the USATF Marathon Championships were in Los Angeles was 1994, and that was only for men. Both genders will compete for national titles on the streets of L.A. next March.
Runners can begin registering Oct. 1 at 9 a.m. PT.