Long Beach Marathon Street Closures This Weekend

Street Closures Due to the Long Beach Marathon on Sunday
The City of Long Beach is advising it’s residents to avoid parking on these intersections and surrounding areas after 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night due to the Long Beach Marathon. Cars will begin to be towed by midnight.

Events and Start Times

The Aquarium of the Pacific 5K kicks off Saturday morning at 7 a.m. (bib pickup starts at 5:30 a.m.), followed by the Aquarium of the Pacific 1-Mile Kids Fun Run, beginning at 9 a.m. Parents are asked to arrive at least one hour before their child’s or children’s start times in the fun run, which will launch in 30-minute waves.

The 20-mile bike tour and full marathon start Sunday morning at 6 a.m. near the Long Beach Convention Center.

The half-marathon begins at 7:30 a.m.

The course time limit for the marathon and half marathon events is 7.5 hours. The course will begin closing down at 1:30 p.m.

Getting there

Runners and spectators are highly encouraged to take public transit, if possible. Metro’s Blue Line has a stop close to the start/finish line at the First Street Station in downtown Long Beach. There is a bike station at this metro stop.

A water taxi service, Aqualink, will also be free to race participants. The ocean shuttle will depart from the dock at the bow of the Queen Mary starting at 5:30 a.m.; the last shuttle departs at 9:30 a.m. After the race, runners will return via the Passport C bus, which will also be free to race participants.

For motorists: Take the 710 Freeway south to the Downtown/Broadway exit. Take Broadway to Pine Avenue; turn right on Pine, cross Ocean Boulevard and head to the area of the Long Beach Convention Center.

Parking

Parking is available at The Pike ($10 for pre-purchase), at the Expo (90 minutes free for those who show proof of purchase for race day), or Convention Center ($10, no pre-purchase available).

Spectators

Marina Green is the designated Finish Line Festival and reunion area. The best places to meet your family and/or friends is in the beer garden and the entertainment stage (if over age 21), or plan a pre-meeting spot in an obvious location. Race organizers ask people to avoid meeting outside the Post Food & Fluid area as it is usually very congested.

For additional information, including a list of frequently asked questions, visit the race website here.

Road closures

The following streets will close at 5 a.m. Sunday:

The following streets will close at 5 a.m. Sunday:

  • Shoreline Drive in both directions, from Shoreline Village Drive to the 710 Freeway
  • Shoreline Drive in both directions from Shoreline Village Drive to Ocean Boulevard
  • Pine Avenue in both directions from Shoreline Drive to Seaside Way
  • Queensway Bridge northbound from Ocean Boulevard to the 710 Freeway
  • Ocean Boulevard in both directions from Livingston Drive to 54th Street
  • Livingston Drive in both directions from Termino Avenue and Broadway
  • Nieto Avenue in both directions from Appian Way to Broadway
  • Appian Way in both directions from Nieto Avenue to Park Avenue
  • Park Avenue in both directions from Anaheim Street to Appian Way
  • 6th Street in both directions from Park Avenue to Monrovia Avenue
  • Monrovia Avenue in both directions from 6th Street to 4th Street
  • 4th Street in both directions from Monrovia Avenue to Orlena Avenue
  • Orlena Avenue in both directions from Colorado Street to 4th Street
  • Colorado Avenue in both directions from Orlena Avenue to Appian Way
  • Marine Stadium in both directions from Nieto Avenue to Bayshore Avenue
  • Palo Verde Avenue southbound from Atherton Street o Anaheim Street
  • Atherton Street westbound from Clark Avenue to Bellflower Boulevard
  • Atherton Street in both directions from Bellflower Boulevard to Palo Verde Avenue
  • Clark Avenue northbound from Atherton Street to Anaheim Street
  • Anaheim Street in both directions from Pacific Coast Highway to Clark Avenue
  • Ocean Boulevard in both directions from Livingston Drive to Alamitos Avenue

More info here: https://www.motivrunning.com/run-longbeach/

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