Are You Ready to Rumble???? The Long Beach Marathon 2019 is Here October 13th, 2019
On October 13th, 2019 is the famous Long Beach Marathon 2019. This is the 35th Annual Marathon in Long Beach. I’ve lived here since 2008 and watch the run every year.
Have you run in the race? Aaaa….no. I can watch. My running days are over ended them in 1985 when I graduated from Cal State Long Beach.
I’m sure runners are getting ready this last week of preparation for the big race with a light run and fueling their bodies properly in anticipation of race day.
Event Schedule for Friday, October 11, 2019 – Pre-Long Beach Marathon Events
- Free (my favorite word), Health and Fitness Expo from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Saturday, October 12th, 2019 for Pre-Long Beach Marathon Events
Free: Health and Fitness Expo from 02:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Aquarium of the Pacific has a 5k starting at 7:00 am
Aquarium of the Pacific has a Kids Run starting at 9:00 am
Schedule of Race Times for Long Beach Marathon 2019 (October 13th,2019)
Sunday may be someone’s fun day but for the participants, it is game on. It’s race day for the 25,000 plus runners that will be running the Long Beach Marathon through the streets of Long Beach this morning. The air typically crisp and the streets are quiet in anticipation of the race today.
Race Organizer’s Main Website: https://www.motivrunning.com/run-longbeach/community/
Where Does the Long Beach Marathon 2019 Begin
The starting line is at the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Shoreline Village Drive near Rainbow Park in the downtown area of the city of Long Beach. Look for the Aquarium of the Pacific and you will see the rest of the runners near bye getting ready.
Here is what the schedule looks like for the events today:
- 6 am is the Bike Tour
- 6:00 am the Wave of Runners begins with the full Long Beach marathon 2019
- 7:30 am is the Half Marathon Start Time
What Long Beach Residents Can Expect for the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon 2019
The outdoor Belmont Plaza Pool near Chuck’s Coffee Shop is mile 9 of the race. My guess, the elite runners should be at mile 9 about 7:45 am or so depending on their pace. There is a water station at this location to hydrate the runners until the next water station. Line the streets along the route to cheer everyone on.
How to Get Out of Belmont Shore During the Long Beach Marathon Event
Streets are closed along the race route today. If you are in Belmont Shore where I live, you should be able to get out using Bay Shore to 2nd Street and go over the bridge through Naples to Pacific Coast Highway.
Map for Runners and Fans to Encourage them Along the 26.2 Mile Journey
After leaving Belmont Shore the races will be going up Livingston Drive through the many Long Beach neighborhoods along the route including Belmont Heights, Belmont Park along the Marine Stadium area behind Appian Way.
Long Beach Road Closure List for the Long Beach Marathon
|Streets In Use||Direction||From||To||Closure Time||Opening Time|
|Shoreline Dr||NB||Shoreline Village||Ocean Blvd||*10/12 @
|Shoreline Dr||Both||Shoreline Village Dr||Ocean Blvd||12:01 AM||5:00 PM|
|Shoreline Dr||Both||Shoreline Village Dr||I-710||5:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|Pine Ave||Both||Shoreline Dr||Seaside Way||5:00 AM||10:00 AM|
|Queensway Bridge||Both||Shoreline Dr||I-710||5:00 AM||9:30 AM|
|Ocean Blvd||Both||Livingston Dr||54th Street||5:00 AM||11:00 AM|
|Livingston Dr||Both||Termino Ave||Broadway||5:00 AM||1:15 PM|
|Nieto Ave||Both||Appian Way||Broadway||5:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Appian Way||Both||Nieto Ave||E. Third St||5:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|E Third St||Both||Appian Way||Paioli way||5:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Marine Stadium/Paoli Way||Both||Nieto Ave||Bayshore Ave||5:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|E. Colorado St||Both||Orlena Ave||Appian Way||5:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Orlena Ave||Both||E. Colorado Street||4th Street||5:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|4th Street||Both||Monrovia Ave||Orlena Ave||5:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Monrovia Ave||Both||6th Street||4th Street||5:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|6th Street||Both||Park Ave||Monrovia Ave||5:00 AM||10:30 AM|
|Park Ave||Both||Anaheim St||Appian Way||5:00 AM||1:00 PM|
|Anaheim St||Both||PCH||Park Ave||5:00 AM||12:40 PM|
|Clark Ave||NB||Atherton St||Anaheim St||5:00 AM||12:30 PM|
|Atherton St||WB||Clark Ave||Bellflower Blvd||5:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Palo Verde Ave||SB||Atherton St||Anaheim St||5:00 AM||12:00 PM|
|Atherton St||Both||Bellflower Blvd||Palo Verde Ave||5:00 AM||12:15 PM|
|Ocean Blvd||Both||Livingston Dr||Alamitos Ave||5:00 AM||2:00 PM|
Watch Out for No Parking Signs
The city blocks off and closes roads. Read all of the signs for no parking areas. The last thing you want to do is get a ticket. According to the organizer’s website and my observation of the event over the years, the police may ticket and tow cars that are parked in the no parking areas before the Long Beach Marathon 2019 event.
Further Resource for the Marathon on October 11th, 12th, & 13th 2019
Download the Road Closure Notice from the event organizer’s website
Download the October 12th, 2019 5k Road Closures by Shoreline Village
- Follow @LongBeachMarathon on Instagram