VIP Experience

Upgrade to Run as a VIP!

New in 2019, you can choose to upgrade your race registration and run as a VIP for only $109. Enjoy VIP Race Weekend Experience all weekend long from packet pick-up at the Expo, VIP parking on race day, pre-race amenities, and post-event perks! See below for a full list of perks.

Upgrade to VIP Experience
Upgrade to VIP

VIP Experience is only available as an upgrade to registered runners of the 2019 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon. Participants can buy additional VIP Experience passes for non-registered guests.

How to upgrade? Login to, find your JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon registration, select ‘purchase merchandise’ select Race Day VIP Experience. Checkout and you’re in! (You can purchase additional passes for non-registered guests)

Limited VIP Experience spaces available, secure your spot today.

VIP Experience - Before The Race

Start your race weekend off with ease before you even get to the starting line. As a Private Reserve VIP runner you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Express packet pick-up at the Health & Fitness Expo (skip the lines, pre-ID check)
  • Option for race morning packet pick-up from VIP tent


As a reminder, a valid ID will be necessary to pick-up your race materials and VIP Experience wristband. Please make sure you have your ID or image of your ID available.

VIP Experience - Start Line

As a VIP runner you will have access to the VIP tent and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Option of Race Morning Packet Pick Up from VIP Tent
  • VIP Parking on race day (must pick-up at expo, no passes will be emailed)
  • Private restrooms
  • Pre-race lounge with refreshments and coffee
  • Private gear check


Gear Check: Gear Check will be available from 5:45 a.m. – 6:50 a.m. on race day. A clear plastic bag will be provided for you. Please do not include valuables. All of your items must fit within the plastic bag. Due to limitations on space and for safety reasons, no luggage or large items will be accepted. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Use a belt to carry your valuable items, or leave them with a friend.

VIP Experience - Finish Line

After you crush it on the course, celebrate in style as a VIP runner at the finish festival! As a VIP runner you will have access to the VIP tent and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Check-In using your name and/or wristband received at packet pick-up
  • VIP Gear Check. Pick up your items that you checked in at the start line
  • Access to massage with minimal waiting
  • VIP Brunch (omelet station, buffet and continental items)
  • Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s*
  • Assorted non-alcoholic beverages
  • Premium access to finish line viewing
  • Premium VIP Gift
  • Access to private restrooms in VIP tent


*Must be 21 and over to enjoy alcohol beverages.

VIP Experience Access

The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon and post-race finish festival is an all-ages event, open to the public. VIP Experience wristbands are required for access to any VIP Experience areas and perks listed above. Children 5 and under are free to attend with paid adult VIP Experience pass and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

It's Race Weekend in the LBC!
Run it, Bike it, Own it.

Online registration is available through Sunday, 10/13/19 at 5 a.m. for distances still available. On-site registration will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo and on race day for distances still available.

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