LOS ANGELES: Marathon forcing some churches to skip services

Some of the more than 100 churches on or near Sunday's 26-mile Los Angeles Marathon route are telling their flock to skip worship services that day.

The Rev. Mary E. Haddad told her congregation at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills: “Remember the Sabbath and keep it aerobic.” There will be no morning services March 21 because of crowds, street closures and lack of parking, but an evening service will be held.

Marathon organizers say 14 churches sit along the new route from Dodger Stadium to the sea.

The Associated Press