October 12, 2014
Start Time : 6:00am
Number of Places : 21,000
The Long Beach Marathon is considered to be the original and most scenic California marathons. Also taking place are
the Long Beach Half Marathon Forrest Run 5K, Bike Tour and Kid's 1 mile Fun Run.
Long Beach Marathon Route
The course organizers consider the Long Beach Marathon to be "one of the most beautiful big city marathons in the United States", bringing together spectacular ocean-front views, quaint seaside communities and a metropolitan start and finish area. It is flat and fast and should inspire a few PB times.
The race starts on Shoreline Drive. Runners then pass via Shoreline Village, across the Queensway Bridge and onto the bow of the Queen Mary
before circling back around the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor, Pierpoint Landing and back by Shoreline Village and
down to the beach. At approximately 10.5 miles "the split" takes place and Half Marathoners circle back west on Ocean Blvd while Marathon runners
continue east onto Ocean Blvd to Livingston, via beautiful Belmont Shore.
Coming up to the halfway mark runners will see the spectacular scenery of Marine Stadium. From there they'll make a u-turn, circling Colorado Lagoon
and heading towards California State University, passing through the campus and Pyramid Sports Complex. Then past Recreation Park, Blair Field and the
Colorado Lagoon with the homestretch now within sight. From there the race rejoins Ocean Blvd. next Bluff Park, and leads through "the corridor"
onto the final mile, turning left onto Shoreline Drive for the downhill finish across from the Marina Green Beach Party Finish Line Festival.
Long Beach Marathon Entry
* Entry Fee : $99
* Registration Deadline : October 9
Contact : Bob Seagren
Address : 10545 Humbolt Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Tel. : 562 795 8900
Fax. : 562 795 8935
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.runlongbeach.com
* Cut-off Time : Runners will be expected to finish within 7 hours 30 minutes.
* Pasta Party : There will be a 'Carbo Load Feast' at Buono's Authentic Pizzeria on October 11 for $16.99.
* Charities : The Long Beach Marathon supports various charities including Train 4 Autism and the American Diabetes Association.
* Boston Qualifier : Yes