|Posted on November 13, 2017 at 7:20 PM|
Long Beach, California, USA | JetBlue Long Beach Marathon | Mountain Matron
The gun goes off and the runners begin their long awaited journey towards the finish line.
On October 8, 2017 the registered runners of the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon line up ready to take on the much anticipated day of events, PR setting, and first-time finishers. The crowd navigates the announcers instructions, the runners get ready, and the excitement can be viewed across the course. There’s no lack of energy at this event, even for those that don’t run.
Cloud coverage, cool temps and dedicated runners make this an event to remember.
Looking for a new challenge outside of the 48th State? We suggest you cruise the crowds of Ocean Blvd. in the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Run side by side the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Ocean through Shoreline Village locking eyes on the historic Queen Mary.
Getting There: Before you can do anything in Long Beach you’re going to have to cross a bridge, or two. It’s no surprise for California residents, but this geographically challenged adventurer from the 48th State had no idea.
Vincent Thomas Bridge - 2.2mile long suspension bridge caps out at the fourth longest bridge in the state, and the only suspension bridge in the world solely supported by steel piles.-- Think about that as you drive across ;-)
Gerald Desmond Bridge - although currently under replacement construction you will utilize the Gerald Desmond Bridge. The bridge completion is projected for 2018. Once the bridge is finalized it will be awarded as the tallest structure in the city, allowing the area to further adapt to the newest generation of cargo ships.
The Yard House, located within Shoreline Village offers visitors a patio view of the marina and popular shops that line the walkway. Make sure you take a timeout during your stroll to stop in for a bite to eat or better yet a yard of drinks.
Registration & Race info
Long Beach Convention Center
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802