"Run the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon"
Experience one of the most scenic and flat courses in California. The Full Marathon starts in the Shoreline Village of Downtown Long Beach, home of the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix. For the first 6 miles, runners will experience the dynamic community of Downtown Long Beach. Runners will weave in and out of parts of downtown, see the historic Queen Mary, run past the Port of Long Beach, and see why attractions in Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village draw over 3 million tourists a year. Their journey will continue next to the Pacific Ocean and into the Belmont Shore neighborhood towards California State University of Long Beach. Cheerleaders, sororities and 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. Runners head back to Ocean Boulevard and make their way via a downhill finish to the Finish Line Festival where they are presented with their hard-earned medal and a full post-race festival with a great band, a beer garden, and plenty of food.
The Half Marathon
Perhaps no other Half-Marathon course in the country can match the scenery of the JetBlue Long Beach Half Marathon. It’s city meets marine living at its best! Tourists alone envy these lifestyles that coexist and truly make Long Beach a destination to visit year around. The Half course is flat and fast and runs 100% along the shoreline. Visit runlongbeach.com for detailed information.
Aquarium of the Pacific 5K
The new title sponsor of the 5K Run/Walk is The Aquarium of the Pacific. This new partnership will improve the overall race experience for 5K runners and walkers as well as expand Marathon Weekend and start the party early on Saturday. Over 20,000 people who converge at the shore for Long Beach's largest health and fitness event. Join us to run or walk either for fun (and free beer and goodies) or to raise funds for your favorite charity.
The Bike Tour
Avid and leisure cyclists alike, take the opportunity to ride one of the most beautiful Bike Tours in Southern California. It is a safe, scenic and a 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! Whether you’re riding for time or simply to enjoy the sights of Long Beach, the Bike Tour is sure to get the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon events rollin’.
Runners and Riders alike loved our inaugural year of the Combo offering. This is your chance to receive an official time for your Bike Tour and your choice of either the Half Marathon or 5K. With the move of the 5K to Saturday, you now have the chance to take on the Super Combo. The Super Combo has you running the 5K on Saturday and closing out on Sunday with the Bike Tour then Half Marathon. This division is extremely limited.