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The Pasadena Marathon course leads runners through some of Pasadena's most historic districts, giving participants the unique opportunity to run alongside some truly amazing landmarks.

To build awareness of the stories behind these important places, Pasadena Marathon is teaming up with Pasadena's local historic preservation organization, Pasadena Heritage, to present "Running With History," a program highlighting 26 of the historic sites along the course - one for each mile of the marathon!

Starting on November 1, 2011, one of the 26 selected sites will be revealed each week on both organizations' Facebook pages. These weekly posts will illustrate a virtual "run" through Pasadena history through photographs, brief historical points of interest, and links to learn more.

Be sure to "Like" Pasadena Heritage and Pasadena Marathon on Facebook to have "Running With History" weekly posts delivered straight to your News Feed.

See below for examples of designated historic sites:

Colorado Bridge, Pasadena
At Mile 8, Pasadena Marathon runners have a stunning view of the intricate structure that supports the 1913 Beaux Arts style Colorado Street Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

 

Saint Luke’s Medical Center
Mile 21 of the Pasadena Marathon route is graced by the 1932 St. Luke's Hospital, an Art Deco style masterpiece in northeast Pasadena that was commissioned with the assistance of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange.

 

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