Half Marathon

[13.1miles]

13.1, HERE I COME!

You can see the Pacific Ocean for 90% of the half marathon course!  The half marathon 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.

Date: October 9, 2022
Start Time: 7:30am
Start Location: intersection of Shoreline Drive and Shoreline Village Drive, Long Beach, CA
Finish Location: intersection of Shoreline Drive and Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA

Half Marathon Packet Pick-up
Friday, October 7th
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center, Hall C

Saturday, October 8th
10:00am – 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center, Hall C

FINAL RUNNER INSTRUCTIONS

USATF CERTIFIED

Runner Perks

  • Long Beach-themed finisher medal
  • Premium event shirt
  • Long Beach Marathon tote bag
  • (1) complimentary beer at the Finish Festival
  • Fully supported aid stations along the course
  • Finish-area refreshments

EVENT INFORMATION

HALF MARATHON COURSE MAP

The Half Marathon 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.

download course map

PARKING

There are multiple parking areas in Downtown Long Beach within walking distance of the start and finish lines of the Long Beach Half Marathon.  Review the Parking page of our website for updated information.

AID STATIONS

Please find the approximate aid station locations below:

Miles 2, 4.5, 6, 8, 10, 12

Water is provided at all aid stations along the course.  Nuun (Lemon Lime Endurance) will be provided at the following aid stations: 6, 8, 10, and 12

Chargel instant energy will be provided at the aid station at Mile 10 along the course.

GEAR CHECK

Gear Check will be available for all half marathon participants.  Gear check will be located in Marina Green.  When in the start chute, the gear check area is to the the left.  The gear check tent will stay in the same location throughout the duration of the race

Clear, plastic bags, will be available at the Race Expo for use at the Gear Check tent.  All items must be placed in this clear bag.  Please attach the gear check tag on your bib to your clear plastic bag using the provided cable ties.

Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 5:30am at Marina Green and must be picked up no later than 1:30pm.  Please do not check valuables.  Gear is checked at your own risk.  The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.

COURSE TIME LIMIT

The half marathon has a course time limit of 6 hours.  Due to the nature of our event permit, if a participant falls behind the established pace time, they may be asked to join the sweep vehicle to be moved ahead on course.

AWARDS

The top 3 male and female finishers in the half marathon will receive prize money:

1st place – $1000 & $500 prize package from 2XU
2nd place – $500 & $400 prize package from 2XU
3rd place – $250 & $300 prize package from 2XU

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group in the half marathon will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below:
Under 15, 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+

Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table in Marina Green.  Awards will not be mailed post-race.

AGE MINIMUM

All participants in the half marathon must be 13 years of age on race day to participate.  No exceptions.

2022 Race Shirt

2022 Finisher Medal

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