Race Information

Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, “Run Long Beach”. Starting in Downtown Long Beach, runners head towards the historic Queen Mary and then through Shoreline Village. After running next to the Pacific Ocean on the flat beach path, half marathoners will continue down Ocean Boulevard while full marathoners veer right and head through Belmont Shore toward Marine Stadium.

Confirmation

To confirm your registration, visit myevents.active.com. You can login with your Facebook account or email address.

Health + Fitness Expo
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All participants are required to attend the Health & Fitness Expo to receive their bib with timing chip and participant shirt.

Expo Hours:
Friday, October 5, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Visitors: Join the fun!
The Health & Fitness Expo will include over 150 exhibitors and is FREE! Bring your friends and family and check out all the local and national exhibitors.

Rules

  • The recommended minimum age for the Full Marathon is 15 years old
  • The Aquarium of the Pacific Kids Fun Run is 12 and under
  • There are no age restrictions for the other events

 

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Directions

Hotel + Travel Information
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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.

Questions? Please contact:

Michelle Manire
562-980-7566
[email protected]

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.

Event Cancellation + Transfer Policy

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 the 2019 event.  Deferrals must be processed through your ACTIVE MyEvents account and an administration fee of $25 will be charged. The deferral will expire after the 2019 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Deferrals must be processed prior to September 30th, 2018.

Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Change event” to begin the process.  Don’t see the “Change event” button?  Email [email protected] for help claiming your entry.

Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through your ACTIVE MyEvents account no later than October 4th, 2018. If you transfer your bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will need to pay the full entry fee at the time of the transfer.  This process is in place to avoid any fraudulent sales of race numbers.

Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Transfer registration” to begin the process.

Purchase Event Insurance: Booking Protect offers Registration Protector, which provides insurance to runners in many emergency and injury situations. This must be purchased at the time of registration, and cannot be retroactively added. If an event occurs that is covered under their policy, you would need to file a claim to receive a full race refund.

For questions and inquiries regarding submitting an insurance claim, please contact Booking Protect using the following methods.

Submit a Refund Application: https://bookingprotect.com/refund/
General Customer Service: https://bookingprotect.com/contact-us/

Virtual Run: If you cannot attend the race in person you may run the half marathon or marathon “virtually” and still receive the same perks.  To run virtually you must upgrade your registration to the virtual option for $10.  Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Purchase merchandise” to select the Virtual Upgrade option.  Visit the “Virtual Run” section on the Distances page of our website for full information on participating as a Virtual Runner.

Entertainment

What better motivation to keep running than great music and spectators cheering you on? We are looking for bands, drums lines, cheer leading squads, pep squads, radio stations, or simply groups of people willing to provide some energy and enthusiasm to participants from the sidelines.

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in providing on-course entertainment.

Prize Money

If providing great music for sweaty runners isn’t incentive enough for you, we will be offering prize money for our favorite On Course Entertainment groups. You will be judged by quality of sound, level of enthusiasm, the set-up of your area, your interaction with the runners, and feedback that we receive from participants after the race.

1ST PLACE: $500
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: $250
BEST DRESSED: $200
BEST QUALITY OF MUSIC: $250
MOST CROWD INTERACTION: $200
HONORABLE MENTION: $50
HONORABLE MENTION: $50

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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Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with these great brands to bring you an incredible event experience. Whether you’re drenched in sweat, dressed in costume or immersed in music, you've worked hard to get there and deserve to have the best time possible.

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