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Long Beach Marathon and Half

Long Beach Marathon and Half

Long Beach, California, USA | Sunday, October 7, 2018

Race Rundown

MarathonSunday, October 7, 20186:00am
Half MarathonSunday, October 7, 20187:30am
5KSaturday, October 6, 20187:30am
Kids RaceSaturday, October 6, 20189:00am

 

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Race Perks
Boston QualifierStroller-Friendly

Why We Love It

Long Beach, a beach town just South of LA, is known for its no-surfing beaches, urban waterfront attractions, and the Toyota Grand Pix of Long Beach (drag racing). This bike-friendly town is home to numerous music and cultural festivals, and plenty of water activities such as windsurfing, whale-watching, or kayaking around the canals of Naples Island. Be sure to check out the Queen Mary, a boat turned haunted hotel and tourist attraction.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Shoreline Village

A charming waterfront boardwalk with colorful unique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and entertainment for all ages.

Second Street in Belmont Shore

A main drag for dining, shopping and events.

Rancho Los Alamitos

A historic site with an adobe ranch house and gardens originally inhabited by the native Gabrielino-Tongva people of the Los Angeles basin.

Pine Avenue

A downtown hub with nightlife, restaurants, stores, attractions, and access to the pier.

Museum of Latin American Art

Dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art and culture. Free on Sundays.

Long Beach Museum of Art

A variety of permanent collections, floating exhibitions, and special events. Free on Fridays.

Hilltop Park

Green space with walking paths, BBQs, picnic tables, restrooms and great views.

El Dorado Nature Center

A wildlife sanctuary with 105 acres of plant life, animals, lakes, streams, walking trails and a visitor center.

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

1.3 acres of sculpted gardens, bridges, stones and water. Located at the California State University Long Beach campus.

Average Temperature

High - 77°F (25°C) Low - 58°F (14°C)

Transportation

Airport

Long Beach Airport (LGB)
6.3 mi (10.1 km) from downtown

Train

None

Accommodations

Best Western LB Convention Center0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish
Courtyard Long Beach0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish
Hilton Long Beach1.1 mi (1.8 km) from start/finish
Hotel Maya1.3 mi (2.1 km) from start/finish
Hyatt The Pike Long Beach0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish
Hyatt Regency Long Beach0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish
The Varden Hotel1.0 mi (1.6 km) from start/finish
Renaissance Long Beach0.7 mi (1.1 km) from start/finish
Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown1.5 mi (2.4 km) from start/finish
Westin Long Beach0.6 mi (1.0 km) from start/finish