FAQs
General Information
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What are the race dates for the 2017 event?

The 2017 Aquarium of the Pacific 5K and Kids Fun Run will take place on 10/7/2017.

The 2017 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon, Half Marathon, Bike Tour will take place on 10/8/2017.

What Streets will be closed on race day?

The 2017 Resident Information Flyer can be found here. If you have specific questions about street closures, please email us.

Who is the Official Race Photographer?

The Official Race Photography company is MarathonFoto.

To view previous race photos please visit:

Marathon & Half Marathon

Aquarium of the Pacific 5K & Kid’s Run

The Bike Tour

Is there Official Race Merchandise?
Yes! Click HERE to view our online merchandise. Merchandise will also be available for purchase at the Health & Fitness Expo.

Registration Questions

How do I know if I am registered?

You will receive an email from Active.com with your registration information. You can confirm you registration by logging into your Active.com account and check the “My Events” tab. Still not sure? Send us an email at [email protected]

I can’t make the race, what are my options?

Entry fees are non-refundable. We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options, in the event you cannot attend on race day. You may choose only one of the options below:

Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to another date or event within our event portfolio. Deferrals are allowed and must be processed by the Event registration manager. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. Deferrals expire after 12 months. Athlete may request a deferral by submitting an email request prior to August 1st, 2017.

Purchase Event Insurance: Allianz Global Assistance USA offers through the ACTIVE Network, insurance to runners so that they can get their entry fees back if they can’t participate in running events for covered reasons. The product, called Registration Protector is located in the registration path on Active. All refunds and claims will go through Allianz.

Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through the ACTIVE Network registration portal no later than August 1st, 2017.

Where and when do I pick up my race packet?

It is mandatory for everyone participating to pick up your race packet, t-shirt and bib at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, 2017. The only exception is for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K, where you’ll be able to pick your packet up on race morning (Saturday, October 8) at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Please see the “Partners & Exhibitor Page” for details on the Health and Fitness Expo.

I paid extra for Race Day Packet Pick-Up, where do I go to get my bib race morning?

On race day, Sunday, October 8th, please park at the Long Beach Convention Center and head to the Information Tent to pick up your Race Day Pickup items (bib, shirt, safety pins, event program, and Beach Bum Club shirt if eligible.). The Information Tent will be located off of Linden Ave. and Shoreline Drive, east of the main stage starting at 5:00am. Photo I.D. will be required.

Do you mail bibs?

No, we not have a bib delivery option. However, if you are unable to attend the Health & Fitness Expo to pick-up your bib, you can pay $25 for Race Day Bib Pick-Up. You can purchase this through your ACTIVE Network registration portal.

Can someone else pick-up my race packet?

Yes, someone else can pick up your registration materials if you cannot attend. They are only allowed to pick up for two other people. Items required:

Copy of driver’s license or photo ID. Electronic copies (e.g. a picture of the ID on a smartphone are accepted). Electronic copies of the waiver are NOT accepted. This must be printed out and left at the Health & Fitness Expo.

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Race

WHERE ARE THE WATER STATIONS LOCATED?

Water stations are located at approximately every mile starting at mile 2.
Their specific locations are miles:

2, 3, 4.5, 5, 6, 7.5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 25.

Nuun will be served at miles 4.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24.

WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL GEL ON THE COURSE?

We will have Honey Stinger gel at miles 10, 16, and 20. Flavors are: Fruit Smoothie, Strawberry Kiwi, Chocolate, Acai Pomegranate, and Vanilla.

IS THIS RACE A BOSTON QUALIFIER?

The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon can be used as a qualifier for any marathon in the country, including the Boston Marathon.  In fact, our certified and mostly flat course makes for a great PR opportunity!

DO YOU PROVIDE A PACE TEAM?

A Snail’s Pace is the Official Pace Team for both the Marathon and Half Marathon. Each group will be led by an experienced leader who will run at a steady pace to help participants complete the marathon or half marathon at a particular time. See the pace times below:

Full – 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25, 4:55, 5:25

Half – 1:30, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30

WILL THERE BE REFRESHMENTS AT THE FINISH LINE?

There will be post-race fluids and food provided for all race participants in the Finish Line Festival area. PowerCrunch and C2O Coconut Water will be providing various products. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase if you would like additional refreshments or for spectators.

WHERE ARE THE PORTA POTTIES LOCATED?

Porta potties will be located in Rainbow Lagoon Park and Marina Green, both of which are in close proximity to the start/finish line and the Finish Line Festival.

On course porta potties will be located next to water stations. There are public restrooms along the bike path, at Pierpoint Landing (~mile 7), in Marina Vista Park, in Marine Stadium (mile 13) and in Recreation Park (~miles 15 & 22).

DO YOU OFFER PERSONAL ITEM STORAGE?

Yes, personal item storage is available and located near the start line.

WHERE DO I PARK? AND HOW DO I GET TO THE START LINE?

1.) Convention Center – no pre-purchase available. First come, first serve.

2.) Off-site lots – pre-purchase only available online, no purchase available at the lot. Pass to be printed out and brought to lot on race day. Click Here.

3.) The Pike parking – pre-purchase only available online. Passes have to be picked up at the Expo.

Buy Parking Now

For a parking map and directions, please Click Here

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.

WHERE CAN I SEE MY RACE RESULTS?

You can see your race results at the Race Results Tent at the Finish Line Festival or on the Florastor RACE RESULTS PAGE on the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon website.

DO YOU ALLOW JOGGING STROLLERS?

Yes, jogging strollers are allowed. Please allow the faster runners to clear the start line area before starting.

Elite Athletes, Awards + Prize Money

Elite Athletes Information

The Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon does not offer any travel, expense, or appearance money. Free entry is given to men with a marathon qualifying time of 2:35 or under (1:08 or under for the half marathon), and to women with a marathon qualifying time of 3:00 or under (1:20 or under for the half marathon). However, qualifying times alone do not guarantee a free race entry. For consideration to receive a free entry, elite athletes must submit a complete running bio (last two years) to our Race Director here.

NO FREE ENTRIES WILL BE GRANTED PAST SEPTEMBER 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Elite, Masters, and Push Rim Awards

Finishing times for the Elite, Masters, and Push Rim Wheelchair Divisions are all based on gun time, not chip time.

RACE RECORDS

Marathon Men – Rex Wilson, 2:12:27, 1989
Marathon Women – Olga Appell, 2:30:43, 1992
Half Marathon Men – Charlie Serrano, 1:04:05, 2011
Half Marathon Women – Teyba Naser, 1:11:36, 2010

RACE RECORD BONUS

Winners of the Marathon or Half Marathon with a race time record will be awarded double the 1st place prize value.  All race time records are based on gun time, not chip time.  Prize bonus will be awarded in the Elite Marathon and Elite Half Marathon divisions only.

CASH PRIZE AMOUNTS

Marathon – Male
1 – $1,500
2 – $1,000
3 – $500
Marathon – Women
1 – $1,500
2 – $1,000
3 – $500
Masters Marathon – Male
1 – $500
2 – $250
3 – $100
Masters Marathon – Female
1 – $500
2 – $250
3 – $100
Half Marathon – Male
1 – $500
2 – $250
3 – $100
Half Marathon – Female
1 – $500
2 – $250
3 – $100
Masters Half Marathon – Male
1 – $250
2 – $150
3 – $100
Masters Half Marathon – Female
1 – $250
2 – $150
3 – $100
Marathon Pushrim
1 – $250
2 – $150
3 – $100

Age Division Awards Requirements

The top 3 Male/Female finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Age Divisions will receive a special JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon age division medal* in the following age categories:

Under 14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80-84
85+

*Medals will be mailed post event once all results are compiled and finalized. If your mailing address differs from your registration information, please contact us at [email protected]

Medical

There will be 6 Medical Aid Stations and 3 mobile medical carts on course as well our main medical tent at the finish line. Each station will be equipped with medical personnel and supplies to handle all basic medical needs. Each station will also be stocked with water, Nuun and Honey Stinger Gels.

Marathon Festival (Mile 6.5) – Marina Green

Aid Station Mile 11/24 – Ocean Blvd/Euclid Ave

Aid Station Mile 12/22.5 – Will Rogers Mini Park – Appian Way/ Nieto Ave

Aid Station Mile 15/21- Park Ave/ Anaheim St

Aid Station Mile 16/20 – Whaley Park – Atherton St/San Anseline Ave

Aid Station Mile 18 – Cal State Long Beach – E Campus Dr/Anaheim St

Finish Line Main Medical – Linden Ave/Shoreline Dr

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