Sunday October 10th, 2021
Long Beach, CA
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon
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.
Cheerleaders, sororities, fraternities, clubs, student organizations, faculty, and the school mascot Prospector Pete come out full-force to cheer as runners complete a 5K loop around the California State University, Long Beach campus. With 6.2 miles to go, runners head back towards Ocean Boulevard for a fast finish and Finish Line Festival celebration
The Long Beach race course combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside communities, and the metropolitan feel at the start and finish. Fast, Flat and Scenic. 80% on or within sight of the ocean. The highest elevation on the course is 45 feet. The Course starts on Shoreline Drive, passes the new Pike at Shoreline Village, crosses the Queensway Bridge and runs to the bow of the Queen Mary, circle back around the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor, Pierpoint Landing, back by Shoreline Village and down the beach.
Marathon Men - Rex Wilson, 2:12:27, 1989
Marathon Women - Olga Appell, 2:30:43, 1992
Half Marathon Men - Charlie Serrano, 1:04:05, 2011
Half Marathon Women - Teyba Naser, 1:11:36, 2010