2023

Aquarium of
the Pacific 5k

5 kilometers
SATURDAY October 14, 2023 

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October 14 & 15, 2023

Aquarium of
the Pacific

5K RUN/WALK

The Aquarium of the Pacific 5K is a great way to take part in the Long Beach Marathon weekend and is the perfect distance for all abilities!

Run or walk the 5K with friends and family, use it as a shakeout run for Sunday’s races, and enjoy the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibits, mascots and staff and volunteers cheering you on!

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Runner Perks

  • Aquarium-themed finisher medal
  • Premium event shirt
  • Long Beach Marathon tote bag
  • Early access to the Aquarium of the Pacific on race morning (9:00am – 10:00am) for discounted rate ($20)
  • All children (12 years old and younger) will receive complimentary, early access to the Aquarium of the Pacific on race morning (9:00am – 10:00am)
  • Finish-area refreshments

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: October 14, 2023
Start Time: 7:00am
Start Location: in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way) in Long Beach, CA
Finish Location: in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way) in Long Beach, CA

Friday, October 13th
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Location TBA

Saturday, October 14th
5:30am – 6:45am
Location TBA

Starting at the Aquarium of the Pacific, you’ll make your way around Shoreline Village Park taking in the spectacular views of Queensway Bay.  After running past the lighthouse in ShoreLine Aquatic Park, participants will head over the Queensway Bridge with the Queen Mary in full view before turning around and running through the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibits in a one-of-a-kind finish you can only find in Long Beach!

Parking for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K is available in the Aquarium’s parking lots (100 Aquarium Way) or across the street at the Pike Outlets Parking Garage (65 Cedar Ave).  Please note: the race does not validate parking.  All parking rates are set by parking lot operators, not the race organizers.

Please find the approximate aid station location below:

Mile 1.5

Water is provided at all aid stations along the course.

Gear check is not available at this race.  The Aquarium of the Pacific parking garage is adjacent to the start of the race and a short walk if you need to leave any items in your vehicle.

The 5K has a course time limit of 1.5 hours.  Due to the nature of the event, if a participant falls behind the established pace time, they may be asked to join the sweep vehicle to be moved ahead on course.

The top 3 male and female finishers in the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K will receive a prize package.

1st – $250 prize package
2nd – $200 prize package
3rd – $150 prize package 

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group in the 5K will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below:
Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific.  Awards will not be mailed post-race.

There is no age minimum to participate in the Aquarium of the Pacific.

DATE & TIME

Date: October 14, 2023
Start Time: 7:00am
Start Location: in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way) in Long Beach, CA Finish Location: in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way) in Long Beach, CA

Packet Pickup
Friday, October 13th 12:00pm – 6:00pm Location TBA Saturday, October 14th 5:30am – 6:45am Location TBA

Course map

Starting at the Aquarium of the Pacific, you’ll make your way around Shoreline Village Park taking in the spectacular views of Queensway Bay.  After running past the lighthouse in ShoreLine Aquatic Park, participants will head over the Queensway Bridge with the Queen Mary in full view before turning around and running through the Aquarium of the Pacific’s exhibits in a one-of-a-kind finish you can only find in Long Beach!

Parking

Parking for the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K is available in the Aquarium’s parking lots (100 Aquarium Way) or across the street at the Pike Outlets Parking Garage (65 Cedar Ave).  Please note: the race does not validate parking.  All parking rates are set by parking lot operators, not the race organizers.

AID STATIONS

Please find the approximate aid station location below: Mile 1.5 Water is provided at all aid stations along the course.

gear check

Gear check is not available at this race.  The Aquarium of the Pacific parking garage is adjacent to the start of the race and a short walk if you need to leave any items in your vehicle.

course time limit

The 5K has a course time limit of 1.5 hours.  Due to the nature of the event, if a participant falls behind the established pace time, they may be asked to join the sweep vehicle to be moved ahead on course.

AWARDS

The top 3 male and female finishers in the Aquarium of the Pacific 5K will receive a prize package.
1st – $250 prize package 2nd – $200 prize package 3rd – $150 prize package 
The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group in the 5K will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below: Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table in front of the Aquarium of the Pacific.  Awards will not be mailed post-race.

Age Minimun

There is no age minimum to participate in the Aquarium of the Pacific.

2022 EVENT SHIRT

2022 Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Medal

what our runners are saying

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ICONIC & AMAZING SPECTATORS

Running past the iconic Queen Mary is awesome as well as running past all the amazing spectators! Not the mention the perfect weather we had! I highly recommend running this race!

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Even more fun than last year!

Second time running the Long Beach HM and it was even more fun than last year! The crowd, support, and race organizers are all great. Definitely recommend!

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The race production is outstanding

Great views of the Pacific Ocean. The race production is outstanding–every race got off on time and no problems with overcrowding on the way in with all three races are finishing together

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