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JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

Sat 6th Oct 2018 • by Motiv Running
Long Beach, California, US

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What you need to know

Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, Run Long Beach. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    6:00am Sun 7th Oct 2018
    $120–$375
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:30am Sun 7th Oct 2018
    $105–$375
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  3. Aquarium of The Pacific 5K

    Run 5km
    Sun 7th Oct 2018
    $60
    Event passed
  4. 20 Mile Bike Tour

    Bike 20mi
    6:00am Sun 7th Oct 2018
    $45
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  5. Aquarium of The Pacific Kids Run

    Run 1mi
    9:00am Sat 6th Oct 2018
Course Maps
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What’s Included

The recommended minimum age for the Full Marathon is 15 years old.

What does the First Class Marathon/Half Marathon VIP Race Experience include?

  • JetBlue Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon entry
  • VIP Express Packet Pick-up at Expo or Race Day Packet Pick-up
  • VIP Hassle-Free Parking all weekend
  • Unlimited VIP Lounge access on race day to include:
    • Pre and post-race food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
    • Private VIP restrooms
    • Private post-race massage
    • Private Gear Check
  • Front access to the post-race Beer Garden
  • VIP Gift

Where are the water stations located?

Water stations are located at approximately every mile starting at mile 2.
Their specific locations are miles: 2, 3, 4.5, 5, 6, 7.5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 25. Nuun will be served at miles 4.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24.

Do you offer personal item storage?

Yes, personal item storage is available and located near the start line.

1.) Convention Center – no pre-purchase available. First come, first serve.

2.) Off-site lots – pre-purchase only available online, no purchase available at the lot. Pass to be printed out and brought to lot on race day.

3.) The Pike parking – pre-purchase only available online. Passes have to be picked up at the Expo.

For a parking map and directions.

PLEASE come early and plan on some traffic getting to the race. You are better off being there early and able to relax before the race than being stuck in traffic and stressing out.

Do you allow jogging strollers?

Yes, jogging strollers are allowed. Please allow the faster runners to clear the start line area before starting.

What About Medical Aid ?

There will be 6 Medical Aid Stations and 3 mobile medical carts on course as well our main medical tent at the finish line. Each station will be equipped with medical personnel and supplies to handle all basic medical needs. Each station will also be stocked with water, Nuun and Honey Stinger Gels.

Course Details

Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, “Run Long Beach”. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, marathoners head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium. Cheerleaders, sororities, fraternities, clubs, student organizations, faculty, and the school mascot Prospector Pete come out full-force to cheer as runners complete a 5K loop around the California State University, Long Beach campus. With 6.2 miles to go, runners head back towards Ocean Boulevard for a fast finish and Finish Line Festival celebration.

Water stations are located at approximately every mile starting at mile 2.
Their specific locations are miles:

2, 3, 4.5, 5, 6, 7.5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 25.

Nuun will be served at miles 4.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24.

Raceday Logistics

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Start Line: E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

The course time limit is 6 hours (Half marathon).The course will be closing down at 1:30pm

The course time limit is 7.5 hours (Marathon). The course will begin closing down at 1:30pm

The Half Marathon will start in waves. Participants will select the wave they would like to start in on race morning.

Wave 1     7:30am      Est. Finish Time: 1:16 – 2:09

Wave 2     7:35am      Est. Finish Time: 2:10 – 2:26

Wave 3     7:40am      Est. Finish Time: 2:27 – 2:47

Wave 4     7:45am      Est. Finish Time: 2:48 – 3:31

Wave 5     7:50am      Est. Finish Time: 3:32+

20 Mile Bike Tour

Start Line: E. Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

The 20-Bike Tour starts at 6:00AM traveling the opposite direction as the full marathoners.

Aquarium of the Pacific 5k

(Bib pick-up opens at 5:30 a.m. at the Aquarium)

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Aquarium of the Pacific 1-Mile Kids Fun Run

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Wave Starts (please arrive at least one hour before your child’s race start time):

9:00am      11 and 12 year olds Wave Start

9:30am       9 and 10 year olds Wave Start

10:00am     7 and 8 year olds Wave Start

10:30am     5 and 6 year olds Wave Start

The Aquarium of the Pacific is returning as title sponsor of the 5k Run/Walk! Sign up for the 5k and you will be able to run through the Aquarium passing sharks, seals, sea lions and other animals. After you finish through the Great Hall, you’re invited to come back and visit for just $5! The 5k takes place on Saturday, October 6 – its the perfect warm-up for your Sunday Half or Full Marathon.

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K

Start/Finish Line: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Time Limit: 1.5 hours

Please note that participants will not be able to run or walk with their pets. The Aquarium does not allow any outside animals into our facility, except for licensed service dogs. This is to ensure the safety and health of our animals.

Travel

Parking:

1.) Convention Center – no pre-purchase available. First come, first serve.

2.) Off-site lots – pre-purchase only available online, no purchase available at the lot. Pass to be printed out and brought to lot on race day.

3.) The Pike parking – pre-purchase only available online. Passes have to be picked up at the Expo.

FAQs

Where and when do I pick up my race packet?

It is mandatory for everyone participating to pick up your race packet, t-shirt and bib at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th, 2018. The only exception is for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K, where you’ll be able to pick your packet up on race morning (Saturday, October 7th) at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Please see the “Partners & Exhibitor Page“ for details on the Health and Fitness Expo.

I paid extra for Race Day Packet Pick-Up, where do I go to get my bib race morning?

On race day, Sunday, October 7th, please park at the Long Beach Convention Center and head to the Information Tent to pick up your Race Day Pickup items (bib, shirt, safety pins, event program, and Beach Bum Club shirt if eligible.). The Information Tent will be located off of Linden Ave. and Shoreline Drive, east of the main stage starting at 5:00am. Photo I.D. will be required.

Do you mail bibs?

No, we not have a bib delivery option. However, if you are unable to attend the Health & Fitness Expo to pick-up your bib, you can pay $25 for Race Day Bib Pick-Up. You can purchase this through your ACTIVE Network registration portal.

Can someone else pick-up my race packet?

Yes, someone else can pick up your registration materials if you cannot attend. They are only allowed to pick up for two other people. Items required:

  1. Copy of driver’s license or photo ID. Electronic copies (e.g. a picture of the ID on a smartphone are accepted).
  2. Ensure you’ve signed your online waiver. You had the opportunity to sign your waiver during registration. To check if you’ve signed your waiver, please log into your myevents.active.com account and select Long Beach Marathon. You will see a red “Sign Waivers” bar if you have not yet signed your waivers.

Prize Money

If providing great music for sweaty runners isn’t incentive enough for you, we will be offering prize money for our favorite On Course Entertainment groups. You will be judged by quality of sound, level of enthusiasm, the set-up of your area, your interaction with the runners, and feedback that we receive from participants after the race.

1ST PLACE: $500
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: $250
BEST DRESSED: $200
BEST QUALITY OF MUSIC: $250
MOST CROWD INTERACTION: $200
HONORABLE MENTION: $50
HONORABLE MENTION: $50

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