Long Beach Marathon: what to expect
The Long Beach Marathon returns Sunday, October 10, after a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Here's what to expect:
🚧Road Closures: Unless otherwise stated, most road closures and detours will be in effect at various times on a rotating basis between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. The closures usually affect both sides of the roadway.
🏃♂️ The marathon starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m., with 10,000 runners expected to attend over the weekend.
This year's marathon will be the 37th edition and is considered far smaller compared to the 2019 race.
🏃♀️The 26.2-mile marathon starts on Shoreline Drive, travels across the Queens Way Bridge near the Queen Mary, comes back to Downtown Long Beach, then heads east on Ocean Boulevard, with a quick swing through Belmont Shore. Runners will then go northeast to loop around Cal State Long Beach and then return to Downtown.
🏃♀️The half marathon runners turn back when they reach Belmont Shore.
💉Participants must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test.
🚧Streets affected include the following:
Shoreline Drive, northbound, from Shoreline Village to Ocean Boulevard (note: closure begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9)
Shoreline Drive, from Shoreline Village to Ocean Boulevard (note: closure begins at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9)
Shoreline Drive, from Shoreline Village to the 710 Freeway
Pine Avenue, from Shoreline Drive to Seaside Way
Queensway Bridge, from Shoreline Drive to the 710 Freeway
Ocean Boulevard, from Livingston Drive to 54th Street
Livingston Drive, from Termino Avenue to Broadway
Nieto Avenue, from Appian Way to Broadway
Appian Way, from Nieto Avenue to E. Third Street
E. 3rd Street, from Appian Way to Paoli Way
Marine Stadium from Nieto Avenue to Bayshore Avenue
E. Colorado Street from Orlena Avenue to Appian Way
Orlena Avenue from E. Colorado Street to 4th Street
4th Street from Monrovia Avenue to Orlena Avenue
Monrovia Avenue from 6th Street to 4th Street
6th Street from Park Avenue to Monrovia Avenue
Park Avenue from Anaheim Street to Appian Way
Anaheim Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Park Avenue
Clark Avenue, northbound, from Atherton Street to Anaheim Street
Atherton Street, westbound, from Clark Avenue to Bellflower Boulevard
Palo Verde Avenue, southbound, from Atherton Street to Anaheim Street
Atherton Street, from Bellflower Boulevard to Palo Verde Avenue
Ocean Boulevard, from Livingston Drive to Alamitos Avenue