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Blast the Beach Marathon, ¾, Half, 15k, 10k, & 5k

Sat 20th Apr 2019
5400 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

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  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Did not sell out last year
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • Trails

From the organizer

Organizer's website

This course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. Runners go 3.275 miles on the beach path, then reverse and go back 3.275 miles to the start twice for the half marathon, thrice for the marathon, and four times for the full marathon. For the 15K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and then out 1.55 miles and back. For the 10K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and for the 5K, runners go out 1.55 miles and back. Beach restrooms open at sunrise. Plenty of drinking fountains along the course.

N.B. EARLY START: Runners doing either the full or marathon must start at 5:30. All other racers have the option to start at either 5:30 or 7:00.

Beautiful 5" Medal to all finishers.

Distances in this event

  1. MARATHON

    Run 42km
    5:30am Sat 20th Apr 2019
    $65
    Event passed
  2. 3/4 marathon

    Run 31km
    5:30am Sat 20th Apr 2019
    $55
    Event passed
  3. HALF

    Run 21km
    7:00am Sat 20th Apr 2019
    $45
    Event passed
  4. 15k

    Run 15km
    7:00am Sat 20th Apr 2019
    $40
    Event passed
  5. 10k

    Run 10km
    7:00am Sat 20th Apr 2019
    $35
    Event passed
  6. 5K

    Run 5km
    7:00am Sat 20th Apr 2019
    $25
    Event passed

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Overview

EARLY START: Runners doing either the full or ¾ marathon must start at 5:30. All other racers have the option to start at either 5:30 or 7:00.

WHERE: Beach Path Parking Lot at 54th and Ocean, directly across from 5400 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA

SET-UP AREA: The north end of the parking lot near the start of the beach bike/pedestrian path, closest to the restrooms.

AID STATION: Fully stocked aid station at the start area, with Gatorade, water, bananas, chips, cookies and more.

PARKING: Street parking on East Ocean Blvd near the start area is free, but very limited because of all the surrounding residences. Parking in the pay parking lot at the start area is $1 per hour. The meters only accept quarters, or credit/debit cards. You are responsible for your own parking.

What’s Included

Beautiful 5" Medal to all finishers.

Comfy and lightweight Tech Shirts are available for purchase!

Unisex sizes for youth large, small, medium, large, and X-large.

Course Details

This course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. Runners go 3.275 miles on the beach path, then reverse and go back 3.275 miles to the start twice for the half marathon, thrice for the ¾ marathon, and four times for the full marathon. For the 15K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and then out 1.55 miles and back. For the 10K, runners go out 3.1 miles and back, and for the 5K, runners go out 1.55 miles and back. Beach restrooms open at sunrise. Plenty of drinking fountains along the course.

Raceday Logistics

5:30AM - FULL / ¾ / EARLY START

BIB PICKUP: 4:40AM- 5:00AM

7:00AM - HALF / 15K / 10K / 5K START

BIB PICKUP: 6:00AM - 6:50AM

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Reviews

3 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 5K in 2019

    My first impression was , "wheres the timer" secondly the course was marked by chalk on the floor. The working team a bit uncouth. Not expensive. No helpers on the route run. Cross the finish line and no ones there with a timer to tell you what you did. I was a little disappointed. The run on the beach was pleasant.

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