Long Beach Marathon
Want to run one of the most scenic and flat courses in California? Choose to Run Long Beach this year. Starting and finishing in Downtown Long Beach. After running on the Beach Path, you’ll run through Marine Stadium, past Blair Field and then out through the student filled cheer alley at California State University, Long Beach. Re-trace your steps back to downtown, and you’ll be greeted back into Downtown by cheering fans, family and the great sounds and energy at the Finish Line Festival. It’s a race that can’t be missed!
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Hotels Near The Marathon in Long Beach
Check our › list of hotels near the marathon, to make your trip as comfortable as possible. Stay at a good hotel to be fit at the starting line, and recover after the marathon!
USATF Certified and Official Boston Qualifier
The Long Beach International City Bank 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
Long Beach Interational Marathon Course
The Full Marathon course starts and ends at sea level, adjacent to a marina, in the middle of the course that hosts the Long Beach Grand Prix in the spring. As the sun rises behind you, you will head out into the shadows of the vibrant downtown of the 36th largest city in the United States. Runners will navigate the Queensway Bridge, circle the picturesque Shoreline Park Lighthouse and Rainbow Harbor. Feel the ocean air and marvel in the sights and sounds of more than ten miles worth of spectacular oceanfront views. The sea breeze will follow you as you traverse a myriad of iconic landmarks like the Queen Mary and the Pyramid on campus at Cal. State Long Beach. The locals will support you as you hit the residential neighborhoods and popular locations like Belmont Shore, Marine Stadium and Colorado Lagoon. The course is fast, flat and scenic. The highest elevation on the course is a mere 83 feet.