Travel & Hotel
Location Details

All of the race weekend action will take place in Downtown Long Beach.

The Health & Fitness Expo will take place at the Long Beach Convention Center – Hall C located at 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802.

If you are being dropped off at the convention center, please use: 330 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Aquarium of the Pacific 5k & Kids Fun Run will take place at the Aquarium of the Pacific located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.

The Marathon, Half Marathon and Bike Tour will start and finish on East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Race Day Parking
Pre-Purchase Parking

Race morning runner drop off location: 448 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

Race Morning Parking Options:

1.) Convention Center – no pre-purchase available. First come, first served. $15 on race morning.

2.) The Pike parking – pre-purchase only available online. Passes MUST be picked up at the Expo. To pre-purchase parking: Click Here

Expo Parking: Any runner who parks in the Pike Parking structure for bib pick up on Friday or Saturday and shows proof of purchase for a race day pre-paid parking pass will receive 90 minutes of free expo parking

($2.00 for up to 3 hours).

Address: 65 S. Cedar Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

3). Additional City of Long Beach Structures and Lots will be available for pre-purchase at the expo. These must be pre-purchased at the expo and admittance will not be available without a ticket purchased at the expo.

Click here for the 2018 Parking Map

 

 

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.

Getting Here

2018 Update!

The 405 Freeway will be closed in both directions between Magnolia Street and Brookhurst.  Saturday October 6thfrom 11 p.m. to October 7that 8 a.m. Please view detour directions here.

 

From Los Angeles:

Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south and exit Pacific Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, or Atlantic Avenue. Head west on any of these streets toward any of the parking areas.

From Southern Orange County and San Diego:

Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north and exit Pacific Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, or Atlantic Avenue. Head west on any of these streets toward any of the parking areas.

Interstate 710

From Los Angeles:

Take the San Diego Freeway (405) South to Long Beach Freeway (710). Exit at Downtown/Broadway. Take Broadway to Pine Avenue, turn right on Pine, cross over Ocean Blvd. to Seaside Way. Turn left on Seaside Way. Convention Center parking lot will be on right side.

From Southern Orange County and San Diego:

Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to Long Beach Freeway (710) south to the Downtown/ Broadway exit. Take Broadway to Pine Avenue, turn right on Pine, cross over Ocean Blvd. to Seaside Way. Turn left on Seaside Way. Convention Center Parking Lot will be on the right side.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you are traveling out of state, the most convenient airport is the Long Beach Airport. Our friends at JetBlue Airways offer round trip non-stop flights from all over the country. To view flight information CLICK HERE.

VISIT, PLAY, AND STAY IN LONG BEACH!
Looking for a place to stay over Race Weekend? Take advantage of our preferred pricing through Coast to Coast.

Find Your Hotel

Questions? Please contact:

Lesley Frey

562-980-7566

lesley@ctcconferences.com

Transportation

AQUALINK
The Aqualink is a free aqua shuttle between the bow of the Queen Mary and a dock near the start line (east on Shoreline Drive)

5:30am – first shuttle departs from the Queen Mary

9:30am – last shuttle departs from the Queen Mary

After the race, runners will return via the Passport C Bus which will also be free for runners.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – METRO
Take the Long Beach Metro’s blue line from Los Angeles or Long Beach to the Downtown Long Beach station (128 W 1st St, Long Beach 90802). There is a bike station at this metro stop.

DTLA (7th St/Metro Station): Downtown Long Beach: earliest drop off time is 5:58am

Any Long Beach Station: Downtown Long Beach: earliest drop off time is 4:41am.

Metro rides are $1.75 per ride. For more information and routes visit www.metro.net.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION – BUS (Long Beach only)
The Transit Gallery on the Long Beach Transit bus route is very close to the Long Beach Convention Center/ start & finish line.

The earliest drop off time is 5:45am.

Choose Your Distance
Race Distances for Everyone!

The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon offers distances for everyone including a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 20-mile Bike Tour, Aquarium of the Pacific 5k and Kids Fun Run, and combo events!

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