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JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

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This epic seaside marathon takes place on the picturesque Long Beach. Great for runners of all abilities, the course is completely flat and takes you through downtown Long Beach and along the Pacific beach path. Come along the big finisher’s medal and post-race celebrations.

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Tickets available until Sat Oct 12 2019

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Marathon
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

Half Marathon
The Long Beach race course combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside communities, and the metropolitan feel at the start and finish. The highest elevation on the course is 45 feet. Starting on Shoreline Drive, the course passes the new Pike at Shoreline Village, crosses the Queensway Bridge and runs to the bow of the Queen Mary, circles back around the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor, then back by Shoreline Village before heading down the beautiful beach path. You’ll close out your race running above the ocean along the bluff before closing out downhill into a cheering final straight of fans.

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K
The 5k takes place on Saturday, October 12th and is the perfect distance for all running abilities! Run the 5k with friends and family, use it as a shakeout run for Sunday race events, or enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibits, mascots and staff and volunteers cheering you on!

20 Mile Bike Tour
Join the 20 mile Bike Tour distance! This event provides avid and leisure cyclists alike the opportunity to ride one of the most beautiful Bike Tours in Southern California. It is a safe, scenic and fully closed 20 mile course. Be a part of the marathon weekend experience with all the perks including a commemorative event shirt, finishers medal, FREE Beer in the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden and more! Enjoy the sights of Long Beach on the Bike Tour with your friends and family!

Logistics and schedule

We recommend that you arrive 45-60 minutes prior to the start of your race.

Volunteers

Long Beach has a great tradition of enthusiastic volunteers known as the “Bubba Gump Volunteer Crew” We are looking for individuals, clubs and associations to help be a part of this 2,000 plus-person team. All volunteers will receive a Race Team t-shirt, special volunteer parking, credit for community service hours, detailed training before the shift starts, and all volunteers are treated to a post-race party hosted by Motiv Sports.

If you’d like to sign up to be a part of the Bubba Gump Volunteer Crew, Register on the Long Beach Marathon website.

If you have additional questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected]

How to get there

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, 111 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

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All race weekend action will take place in Downtown Long Beach.

The Health & Fitness Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center – Hall C located at 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802.

If you are being dropped off at the convention center, please use this address for easy arrival: 330 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Aquarium of the Pacific 5k & Kids Fun Run will take place at the Aquarium of the Pacific located at: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.

The Marathon, Half Marathon and Bike Tour will start and finish on East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Parking
Race morning runner drop off location: 448 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Race Morning Parking Options:
Convention Center – no pre-purchase available. First come, first served. $15 on race morning. Address: 65 S. Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

Additional City of Long Beach Structures and Lots will be available for pre-purchase at the expo. These must be pre-purchased at the expo and admittance will not be available without a ticket purchased at the expo.

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.

Getting Here
From Los Angeles:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south and exit Pacific Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, or Atlantic Avenue. Head west on any of these streets toward any of the parking areas.

From Southern Orange County and San Diego:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north and exit Pacific Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, or Atlantic Avenue. Head west on any of these streets toward any of the parking areas.

From Los Angeles:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) South to Long Beach Freeway (710). Exit at Downtown/Broadway. Take Broadway to Pine Avenue, turn right on Pine, cross over Ocean Blvd. to Seaside Way. Turn left on Seaside Way. Convention Center parking lot will be on right side.

From Southern Orange County and San Diego:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to Long Beach Freeway (710) south to the Downtown/ Broadway exit. Take Broadway to Pine Avenue, turn right on Pine, cross over Ocean Blvd. to Seaside Way. Turn left on Seaside Way. Convention Center Parking Lot will be on the right side.

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Marathon
6:00am Sun 13th Oct 2019
Half Marathon
12:00am Sun 13th Oct 2019
Aquarium of the Pacific 5K
7:00am Sat 12th Oct 2019
20 Mile Bike Tour
12:00am Sun 13th Oct 2019
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