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.

2018 Race Program
All you need to know!

Download our Official Event Program for all you need to know about the upcoming JetBlue Long Beach Marathon!


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 11, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

*Hours may vary slightly.

Long Beach Convention Center Hall C
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802.

Visitors: Join the fun!
The Health & Fitness Expo will include over 100 exhibitors and is FREE! Bring your friends and family and check out all the local and national exhibitors.


  • The minimum age for the Full Marathon is 18 years old.
  • The minimum age for the Half Marathon is 13 years old.
  • The Aquarium of the Pacific Kids Fun Run is intended for children 10 and under.
  • There are no age restrictions for the other events.


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

Click here for the 2018 Parking Map

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.

Hotel + Travel Information

Visit, Play, and Stay in Long Beach!

Looking for a place to stay over Race Weekend? Our team is working on creating great deals for our runners throughout the city. Keep an eye on this page for updates!


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 2020 event.  Deferrals must be processed by the registration team and an administration fee of 50% of the cost of the following year’s registration cost will be charged in the event you defer.  The deferral will expire after the 2020 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again.  Deferral requests must be submitted by email request to registration@motivsports.com no later than September 29th, 2019.

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 10th, 2019. 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 change your registration to the virtual option for $10.  Prior to October 10th, 2019, please email the registration team at registration@motivsports.com and we can make the change for you.  Beginning October 10th, 2019, 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.


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 lbinfo@motivsports.com if you are interested in providing on-course entertainment.

Course Support 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

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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