Mid-race wedding

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Since the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon falls on Valentine’s Day this Sunday, it’s only appropriate that the race incorporates romance along the route of the course.

According to ESPN, a justice of the peace will be on location at mile 10 (approximately 16 kilometres into the race) to perform wedding ceremonies and renew vows.

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The race begins at Dodger Stadium, the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a professional baseball team, and crosses the city to the finish line at Santa Monica Pier 42.2K later.

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Registration is required in advance and according to a race spokeswoman, 53 couples are set to participate, as of Tuesday.

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The ceremony is part of a Universal Pictures promotion for the upcoming release of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. A traditional folk dance, a part of a Greek wedding, will be ongoing while couples make a pit stop just before the halfway mark of the race.


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