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October 14 & 15, 2023

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

The Long Beach Marathon presented by Philips Sonicare is returning for its 39th running on Sunday, October 15, 2023! This page provides information about road closures, access routes and event activities to help the local community and visitors plan ahead for their weekend in Long Beach. Information regarding road closures and community access is now available.   

Event Information

An exciting weekend of events will kick off on Friday, October 13, when the gates open to the FREE Race Expo, held outdoors at Long Beach’s Marina Green Park.  Open to the public, visitors can learn about the latest and greatest products in the world of health and fitness!

A full weekend of running will feature the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K on Saturday, October 14 and the marathon, half marathon, and Bike Tour on Sunday, October 15! Visit our event schedule for more details!

RESIDENT & SPECTATOR INFORMATION

Most road closures and detours will be in place between 5:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday, October 15 to accommodate the marathon, half marathon and bike tour. Roads near the start and finish line on Shoreline Drive will close earlier to allow crews to prepare the venue buildout.

The race operates as an out-and-back course and streets will be re-opened on a rolling basis. As the last participants pass an area and all course support materials are removed, roads are opened to traffic at the discretion of local law enforcement. Law enforcement will be positioned at major intersections to allow cars to cross the marathon course only during safe breaks between participants. For the safety of all involved, please adhere to posted traffic signs, equipment and directions from law enforcement and course officials. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Timing of road closures are approximate and subject to change. For a full list of road closures, click here.

Plan Your Route

Residents, businesses and visitors to the area are urged to plan ahead. Allow extra time for travel due to road closures and traffic delays.  The map below outlines the race course for Sunday, October 15.  Click on the icons to learn more about which roads are closed and access information for specific communities near the race course.

no parking

Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs. Unfortunately, vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense. Please make sure you are not parked in a temporary no-parking zone.

for more information

For more information about road closures, detours, no parking zones, and community-related topics, please email info@runlongbeach.com.

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