Parking & Transportation

Parking

SUNDAY – MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, BIKE TOUR

Parking for Sunday’s marathon, half marathon, and bike tour is available in multiple lots around Downtown Long Beach.  Please note some of the available lots below:

  • Long Beach Convention Center Parking (300 E Ocean Blvd)
    • The Convention Center does not pre-sell its lot and is available on a first-come, first-served basis on race day.
    • Access this parking lot via Pine Ave
      • Exit the 710 S at 6th St
      • Make a right on Pine Ave
      • Make a left on Seaside Way
      • You will be directed into one of three lots – Pine Ave, Terrace Theater, or 400 Parking
  • Pike Outlets Parking Garage (65 Cedar Ave)
    • Participants and spectators will have the opportunity to pre-purchase parking passes for this lot at the Race Expo.
    • Access this parking lot on race day via Chestnut Place:
      • Exit the 710 S at 6th St
      • Make a right on Magnolia Ave
      • Make a left on Ocean Blvd
      • Make a right onto Chestnut Place and drive into the garage
  • City Place Shopping Center (151 E 5th St)
    • Participants and spectators will have the opportunity to pre-purchase parking passes for this lot at the Race Expo.
    • Access this lot on race day via 6th Street:
      • Exit the 710 S at 6th St
      • Pass Pine Ave and enter the garage via 6th St
      • OR make a right on Pine Ave and a left on 5th, 4th, or 3rd St and enter the parking garage from those streets

SUNDAY – DROP-OFF AREA

The best place to drop off on race morning is near the intersection of Ocean Blvd and Linden Ave (448 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA).  Participants can then walk down Linden Ave and cut through the Long Beach Arena parking lot to access Marina Green and the start line on E Shoreline Dr.

SATURDAY – 5K

Parking for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K is available in the following lots.

  • Aquarium of the Pacific Parking Garage (100 Aquarium Way)
  • Pike Outlets Parking Garage (65 Cedar Ave)

Please note: the race does not validate parking.  All parking rates are set by parking lot operators, not the race organizers.

Driving Directions

IF DRIVING ON I-405

From Los Angeles:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south and exit Pacific Avenue, Long Beach Boulevard, or Atlantic Avenue. Turn right and head toward Downtown Long Beach on any of these streets toward any of the parking areas.

From Southern Orange County and San Diego:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north and exit Long Beach Boulevard, or Atlantic Avenue. Turn left and head toward Downtown Long Beach on either of these streets toward any of the parking areas.

IF DRIVING ON I-710

Take the Long Beach Freeway (710) south and exit at 6th Street. Take 6th Street to Magnolia Ave or Pine Avenue and make a right to access the parking areas.

Public Transportation

METRO “A” LINE

Take the Los Angeles Metro’s “A” Line from Los Angeles to the Downtown Long Beach station (128 W 1st St).  There is a bike station at this metro stop.

From Downtown Los Angeles (7th/Metro Station) arriving at Downtown Long Beach: earliest arrival is 4:43am

Regular fare is $1.75 and is good for 2 hours of unlimited transfers in one direction.  Plan your trip by visiting www.metro.net.

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