HALF MARATHON

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Combined with spectacular oceanfront views and a variety of settings including metropolitan Downtown Long Beach and the seaside community of Belmont Shore, the flat course makes the JetBlue Long Beach Half Marathon one of the best.

The Long Beach race course combines spectacular oceanfront views, charming seaside communities, and the metropolitan feel at the start and finish. The highest elevation on the course is 45 feet. Starting on Shoreline Drive, the course passes the new Pike at Shoreline Village, crosses the Queensway Bridge and runs to the bow of the Queen Mary, circles back around the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor, then back by Shoreline Village before heading down the beautiful beach path. You’ll close out your race running above the ocean along the bluff before closing out downhill into a cheering final straight of fans.

THE JETBLUE LONG BEACH HALF MARATHON IS 13.1 MILES.

  • The Half Marathon start time is 7:30am.
  • The course time limit for the Marathon & Half Marathon events is 7.5 hours (starting from 6:00am). The course will begin closing down at 1:30pm.
  • The wave start times are organized by estimated finish time and will be divided by colored signs at the start line.

Wave 1     1:16 – 2:09

Wave 2     2:10 – 2:26

Wave 3     2:27 – 2:47

Wave 4     2:48 – 3:31

Wave 5     3:32+