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.
**RACE DAY REGISTRATION ACCEPTED, CASH OR CHECK ONLY. NO REFUNDS!**
Event details and schedule
EARLY START: Runners doing either the full or ¾ marathon must start at 5:30. All the other racers start at 7:00 a.m
5k, 10, 15, and Half marathon runners may start a 5:30 a.m. but will be placed in group two and no placement.
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.
This course follows along the scenic beach path with ocean breezes and beautiful views. This is a basic out and back course, 3.275 miles north on the beach path, then reverse back south to the start, 2 x for the half marathon, 3 times for the 3/4 marathon, and 4 x for the full marathon. The 5K goes out 1.55 miles, then returns to the finish area. 10K must run the 5k turn around marker 2x out and back and 15K must complete the 5K turn around marker 3 times. Beach restrooms open at sunrise. Plenty of drinking fountains along the course.
Beautiful 3" spinner medal to all finishers.