ELITE ATHLETES

Elite Athletes Information

The Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon does not offer any travel, expense, or appearance money. Free entry is given to men with a marathon qualifying time of 2:35 or under (1:08 or under for the half marathon), and to women with a marathon qualifying time of 3:00 or under (1:20 or under for the half marathon). However, qualifying times alone do not guarantee a free race entry. For consideration to receive a free entry, elite athletes must submit a complete running bio (last two years) to our Race Director here.

NO FREE ENTRIES WILL BE GRANTED PAST SEPTEMBER 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Elite, Masters, and Push Rim Awards

Finishing times for the Elite, Masters, and Push Rim Wheelchair Divisions are all based on gun time, not chip time.

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

Race Record Bonus

Winners of the Marathon or Half Marathon with a race time record will be awarded double the 1st place prize value.  All race time records are based on gun time, not chip time.  Prize bonus will be awarded in the Elite Marathon and Elite Half Marathon divisions only.

Cash Prize Amounts

Marathon - Male
1 - $1,500
2 - $1,000
3 - $500
Marathon - Women
1 - $1,500
2 - $1,000
3 - $500
Masters Marathon - Male
1 - $500
2 - $250
3 - $100
Masters Marathon - Female
1 - $500
2 - $250
3 - $100
Half Marathon - Male
1 - $500
2 - $250
3 - $100
Half Marathon - Female
1 - $500
2 - $250
3 - $100
Masters Half Marathon - Male
1 - $250
2 - $150
3 - $100
Masters Half Marathon - Female
1 - $250
2 - $150
3 - $100
Marathon Pushrim
1 - $250
2 - $150
3 - $100

Age Division Awards Requirements

The top 3 Male/Female finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Age Divisions will receive a special JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon age division medal* in the following age categories:

Under 14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80-84
85+

*Medals will be mailed post event once all results are compiled and finalized. If your mailing address differs from your registration information, please contact us at info@runracing.com