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Long Beach Marathon

Sunday October 15th, 2023
Long Beach, CA
Distance: Marathon · Half Marathon
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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.

Race Records

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

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Long Beach Marathon, Race Date: 2022-10-09, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:31:09 RAYMON ORNELAS 22 LONG BEACH, CA
2nd Male 2:35:39 ENRIQUE VILLA 24 LONG BEACH, CA
3rd Male 2:42:07 NICHOLAS SPECTOR 30 SANTA ANA, CA
4th Male 2:43:13 CHRISTIAN KERR 26 LONG BEACH, CA
Female 2:53:22 MARGAUX CURCURU 30 LOS ANGELES, CA
2nd Female 3:01:01 KALEIGH YOUNG 30 ST PETERSBURG, FL
3rd Female 3:11:35 LEANNE VAN ANDEL 27 SAN DIEGO, CA
4th Female 3:12:52 JODY ZELLEN 61 SANTA MONICA, CA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:45:21 NOAH PATTERSON 49 SAN DIEGO, CA
M 50-59 2:53:18 NAOKI KATO 50 TORRANCE, CA
M 60-69 3:07:21 KWANG YI 66 LOS ANGELES, CA
M 70+ 3:53:06 JOHN SUMPTER 78 LONG BEACH, CA
F 40-49 2:45:21 NOAH PATTERSON 49 SAN DIEGO, CA
F 50-59 3:23:26 KELLY POWELL 52 SAN DIEGO, CA
F 60-69 3:12:52 JODY ZELLEN 61 SANTA MONICA, CA
F 70+ 4:56:31 SUN KIM 73 LA PALMA, CA
Long Beach Marathon

Those who completed the full marathon started in the dark at 6 a.m. Sunday. The course winds around Queensway Bay and Rainbow Harbor before sending runners eastward toward Belmont Shore, then northward past Alamitos Bay, Colorado Lagoon and Recreation Park before a turning east again so competitors can run around the Cal State Long Beach campus. From there, runners head down to Ocean Boulevard and let their legs power their bodies westward to return to the city’s shoreline area and the finish line near Marina Green Park.

Whereas Beneke pointed to the start of the race as a high point, Adan Ramos, 21, of Long Beach, singled out the final two miles and its cheering crowds for praise.

And after crossing the finish line, it was time for recovery and celebration.

“(I’m) a little sore, but I’ll be all right. I’ll be fine,” Jayson Warsuma, 33, of Los Angeles said after finishing the race.

Race results posted online show Warsuma completed the marathon in about three hours and 26 minutes. He acknowledged that he took things a little easy on a fairly hot day for running, but his aspirations include getting his marathon time below three hours.

Many runners’ race bibs bore their own names, but Kim Ho ran with the words “For Nathan” emblazoned below her number.

“Nathan is my son,” Ho, 46, of Long Beach said. “I’m with Train 4 Autism. I’m running for him and also a kid at Hamilton Middle School.”

Chip Jordan was the overall winner posting a time of 2:24:47. Mary Akor was the female winner with 2:46:49.


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