Beach Bum Loyalty Program


October 14 & 15, 2023

Are You A

Beach Bum?

Run the Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon 3 years in a row and become a member of the Beach Bum Loyalty Program!

Participants are eligible to earn Beach Bum status in 2023 in the following scenarios:

  • If you completed the 2021 Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon (virtual or in person) AND if you completed the 2022 Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon (virtual or in person)


Beach Bum Status in 2023 earns you:

  • Exclusive 2023 Beach Bum shirt
  • Add 15th to the list of years in the pin section

Beach Bum Status in the 2022 race earns you:

  • One Additional complimentary beer in the Beer Garden after your Sunday race
  • Exclusive 2022 Beach Bum long-sleeved shirt
  • Access to Beach Bum Lounge on Friday and Saturday at the Race Expo
  • Access to the Beach Bum Lounge area in the Beer Garden on Sunday
  • Members who are participating in their 10th consecutive Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon will earn their official 10 Year Beach Bum medal
  • All members who are participating in their 11th, 12th, 13th, or 14th consecutive Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon will be earn their exclusive yearly pin to continue to add to their 10 Year medal

Program Rules

Beach Bum status will be granted to those participants once they have completed the Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon for three (3) consecutive years. The Bike Tour and Aquarium of the Pacific 5K distances do not count towards Beach Bum Status.

Beach Bum status can be attained with completion of any combination of the Marathon or Half Marathon distances.

Virtual race participation in the Marathon or Half Marathon will count toward Beach Bum status.

Participants had the option to skip the 2020 virtual race and still retain their Beach Bum loyalty status

Please note that race results prior to 2009 WILL NOT be counted towards this program

Please note that Beach Bums must personally pick up their own gift at the Race Expo or at the Finish Festival. Items will not be mailed to members after the race.  Those participating in the virtual race will have their gifts mailed to them in their finisher packet.



Questions about the Beach Bum Loyalty Program or your status?  Please email us at

what our runners are saying


Great race for beginner runner

Great race for beginner runner, flat, easy, awesome Medal. I recommend this race to everyone interested in running! Can’t wait till next year.


fun and vibrant atmosphere

Awesome race, fun and vibrant atmosphere. It was a great day at the beach and my brother and I will be doing it again. So cool to run down PCH listening to the waves crash


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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