Why #RunLongBeach?

Long Beach is a little bit of Los Angeles, a little bit of Orange County and we’re giving you a glimpse at this wonderful city, home to your Fall race.

Long Beach has its own story of equal parts grit and passion, and known to insiders as one of southern California’s most inclusive cities. Long Beach prides itself on acceptance of outsiders and the diverse city exudes openness and a friendly “all are welcome here” attitude, with no judgments on visitors backgrounds of life experiences.

This city is the backdrop for California’s freshest endurance sport must-do: the JetBlue Long Beach marathon & Half Marathon. A staple of the region’s running scene for 35 years, the race is as much a festival and reason to eat, drink, and party the SoCal way as it is a pathway to a (sweet) finisher medal and stories to share with friends back home. The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon delivers a scenic course with a big-city feel providing a refreshing vibe that makes registering feel like you’ve just found the perfect backroads “locals only” pub.

Come for the race, but stay for the vibe. It’s California Fresh. We’re giving you a glimpse of this wonderful city, home to your premier West Coast fall marathon.

His Little Feet Joins as Official Charity Team in 2019 to Continue To Make an Impact

13,500 Kids Have Received a Pair of Shoes - Thanks to His Little Feet

Hali Wolf, Long Beach resident for over 20 years leads a local non-profit called His Little Feet. Wolf, alongside her family and friends, started His Little Feet in 2014 and in just five years 13,500 kids have received a pair of new shoes so they can share in the joy of running!

His Little Feet joins eleven Official Charity Teams for the 2019 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. This year, 458 runners and walkers are making their miles more meaningful by having fundraised over $400,000 to advance the missions of our national and local charities.

Everyone is running for a reason – what’s yours? Share your #RunLongBeach story with us at this link.

Meet Mike Mendoza, Long Beach Marathon was his first Marathon

Yes, You Can Run A Marathon

Meet Mike Mendoza who ran his first marathon distance at Long Beach Marathon.

His co-workers at Zwift inspired him to get into running and set his determination on the finish line at the Long Beach marathon. Watch the video to see why Long Beach Marathon is so special to him.

Everyone has their #MarathonMotivation – what’s yours? Share your #RunLongBeach story with us at this link.

Your Fall Race, Your Way.

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 20-mile Bike Tour, Aquarium of the Pacific 5k distances at the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon. Race weekend takes place October 12th – 13th weekend with perfect Southern California weather and fast and flat courses.

What are you waiting for?

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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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