Saturday, October 7, 2023 • Long Beach, CA
It’s that time of year again, and the Dolphin Dash 5k, 10k, 15k, and Half Marathon fun run/walk is just around the corner. Whether you’re an experienced runner or simply seeking a delightful day outdoors, this event has something special to offer.
The race day begins with check-in from 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM, providing participants with ample time to prepare for their chosen race. Then, at 7:30 AM, the starting signal sounds, setting everyone off on an exciting journey.
For those brave half marathon runners aiming to conquer the 13.1 miles, there’s an extra challenge. The race has a 10:45 AM cut-off time, creating a sense of urgency. However, if you’d like to ensure a timely finish, an early start option is available. To take advantage of this option, you can email the race organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The race headquarters can be found at 5400 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90803, right near 54th Place and Ocean Blvd. Please note that the Apple Maps app might not be your best GPS choice, so consider using Google Maps or Waze for more accurate directions. You can also find a map on the event’s website, www.abetterworldrunning.com, to help you get there.
To make your race day experience as smooth as possible, carpooling is recommended, and arriving early is crucial for finding parking and restroom use. To be on the safe side, it’s wise to bring your toilet paper, as beach restrooms might not always be fully stocked during the early morning hours.
As you hit the course, you can be assured of recognition for your efforts. All participants will have their results posted with their names and times. Even better, free event photos will be posted on the organizers’ Facebook page after the event, ensuring you have memorable snapshots to commemorate the day.
The race offers a variety of course options to cater to different fitness levels:
- The 5k course follows an out-and-back route.
- The 10k race consists of two 5k loops.
- The 15k challenge features three 5k loops.
- The half marathon, spanning 13.1 miles, includes three 4.36-mile loops.
While dogs are not permitted to run alongside participants, running or walking with a stroller is allowed. The half marathon has a time limit of 3 hours and 15 minutes. If you require more time, feel free to reach out to the organizers via email.
As a reward for your hard work, all finishers will receive a well-deserved medal and a goodie bag. Results are typically posted on the event website, www.abetterworldrunning.com, on the evening of the race.
Every participant, regardless of the race distance, will leave with a medal and a goodie bag. The organizers don’t just stop at medals, though; they ensure a fun and personal racing experience for everyone involved.
In the end, the Dolphin Dash is not just a race; it’s an opportunity to embrace the beautiful coastal surroundings, challenge your limits, and create unforgettable memories. So, gear up for a fantastic day of fun, fitness, and personal achievement by the beach.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled in Los Angeles County, Long Beach, California, is approximately 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
In early October, Long Beach, CA typically experiences an average high temperature of around 70-75°F and an average low temperature of approximately 55-60°F. This marks the beginning of autumn, with mild and comfortable weather and minimal rainfall.
Dolphin Dash Half Marathon Race Results
Dolphin Dash Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Dolphin Dash Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM.
The course closes at 3:15 PM.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Dolphin Dash Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
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