The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon does not offer any travel, expense, or appearance money. Free entry is given to men with a marathon qualifying time of 2:35 or under (1:08 or under for the half marathon), and to women with a marathon qualifying time of 3:00 or under (1:20 or under for the half marathon). However, qualifying times alone do not guarantee a free race entry. For consideration to receive a free entry, elite athletes must submit a completed and signed entry form by mail or fax by September 1st, along with a copy his/her running bio (last two years). Our Downloadable Registration Form will be available soon.
NO FREE ENTRIES WILL BE GRANTED PAST SEPTEMBER 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please send this information to:
Elite Athlete Coordinator, Run Racing, 10545 Humbolt St, Long Beach, CA 90720.
Marathon Men: Rex Wilson, 2:12:27, 1989
Marathon Women: Olga Appell, 2:30:43, 1992
Half Marathon Men: Charlie Serrano, 1:04:05, 2011
Half Marathon Women: Teyba Naser, 1:11:36, 2010
Race Record Bonus
Winners of the Marathon or Half Marathon with a race time record will be awarded double the 1st place prize value. All race time records are based on gun time, not chip time. Prize bonus will be awarded in the Elite Marathon and Elite Half Marathon divisions only.
Elite, Masters, and Push Rim Awards
Finishing times for the Elite, Masters, and Push Rim Wheelchair Divisions are all based on gun time, not chip time.
Age Division Award requirements
The top 3 Male/Female finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K Age Divisions will receive a special Long Beach International City Bank Marathon age division medal in the following age categories:
Age Division Awards will be based on chip time, not gun time