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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


USATF Certified and Official Boston Qualifier

  • The Full Marathon start time is 6:00am.
  • The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon can be used as a qualifier for any marathon in the country, including the Boston Marathon.
  • 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
  • See video below for Marathon Course Preview courtest of Gazette Sports

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