Challenge yourself to 26.2 miles and look forward to a fast and flat course at sea level elevation. USATF Certified and Official Boston Qualifying course. Enjoy the oceanfront, marina, neighborhoods and monuments that make truly unique and race with perfect Southern California weather and fast and flat courses.

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USATF Certified and Official Boston Qualifier


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, marathoners 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

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Marathon Start Time

6:00 AM

Start/Finish Line

Shoreline Drive & Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA

Time Limit

7.5 hours

Included with your Marathon Registration:

Participant shirt
Finisher’s Medal
Race bib and timing chip
Complimentary beer after the race (for finishers 21+ years old)

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