SATURDAY, October 1, 2016
START 6:30AM - FULL/HALF
7:00AM - 10K/5K
BIB PICKUP: 6:00AM - 6:25AM
WHERE: Beach Path Parking Lot at 54th and Ocean, directly across from 5415 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, bagels, 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.
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 two times for the half marathon and four times for the full marathon. 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.