The street closures for Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon will promp changes in everything from church schedules to brunch plans, along with plenty of complaining.
West Hollywood resident Alberto Romano wrote on his Facebook page that "I feel like (I'm) in a jail" on marathon day.
"Just because some guys want to run, why don't (they) do it in a park and let other people live without the nightmare of not going anywhere," Romano wrote.
Said West Hollywood Mayor John J. Duran: "People in Greater Los Angeles complain about everything. There are more people I think that understand that we live in a world-class city like Paris, London and Beijing and as such, we have world class events that happen through the course of the year. It's more a reason to celebrate than to feel one is inconvenienced."
A leading complaint among West Hollywood residents on marathon day is being unable to get to brunch, Duran said.
"Brunch happens a little later in the day," Duran said.
West Hollywood's inclusion on the marathon course helps remind people that the Sunset Strip, where several other events are held throughout the year, is in the city "and that's good for our brand," Duran said.