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Top 5 Walker-friendly Marathons

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L.A. Marathon
You'll breeze by the Walk of Stars on your way to the finish line at the L.A. Marathon.
You'll breeze by the Walk of Stars on your way to the finish line at the L.A. Marathon.
Photo courtesy of L.A. Marathon

Where: Los Angeles, Calif.

When: March 20, 2011

More Info: L.A. Marathon

The City of Los Angeles Marathon began in 1986 and now boasts more than 20,000 finishers, thousands of them walkers.

MarathonGuide lists the L.A. Marathon as No. 2 in the "most walkers" category. That, along with the sunshine and a generous 8-hour time limit, make it a perfect choice for a long, long walk on the West Coast.

If you're looking for a shorter walk, there's also a 5K division in the event.

Even the official training program accommodates walking. The L.A. Roadrunners has a pace group for walkers averaging up to a 16.5-minute mile, which would mean a 7.25-hour marathon finish -- a time that will earn you a medal. (Medals for everybody!)

Up next, if you're up for walking half-naked…


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