Event Description


The course follows part of the Long Beach Marathon course along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. The beach restrooms open at sunrise and there are plenty of drinking fountains along the course. There will be a fully stocked aid station at the start area, with Gatorade, water, bananas, chips, cookies, and more. 

Beautiful 5” medal to all finishers.

This race is dedicated to Marci White, who loved the beach and the running community. She was often at our races to help out  at the aid stations and encourage others. We will celebrate her passions, followed by a memorial at 10:00 AM. Please wear blue to celebrate her favorite color.

If you are unable to run with us, please do a virtual race at a location of your choice. All proceeds will go towards related expenses. If you would like to donate to Marci White's family, please send any donations to marciwhitememorial@gmail.com via PayPal, Venmo, or Xoom.

Event details and schedule


7:00 AM - HALF / 15K / 10K / 5K 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 5415 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA. The set-up area is at the north end of the parking lot near the start of the beach bike/pedestrian path, closest to the restrooms.

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. 

RACES: The marathon, ¾, & half course is out 3.275 miles then back. The course is ran twice for the half marathon, thrice for the ¾ marathon, and four times for the full marathon. For the 5K, the course is out 1.55 miles then back. For the 10K, it’s out 3.1 miles then back. For the 15K, runners will do the 10K course and then go along the 5K course.

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