Saturday, November 11, 2023 • Long Beach, CA
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and honor our veterans at the Veterans Day 5k, 10k, 15k, and Half Marathon fun run/walk. This year, the event brings a fresh twist with an updated location, taking place at Alamitos Beach, 380 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802.
The race day starts with check-in between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM, allowing participants to get ready for their chosen race. The official start time for all participants is 7:30 AM, so be sure to arrive early to ensure you’re prepared for the event.
Half marathon runners should keep in mind the 10:45 AM cut-off time. However, for those looking to complete the half marathon within the specified time, there’s an early start option.
For all participants, their results will be posted on the event’s website, along with names and times. As a bonus, free pictures from the event will be posted on the organizers’ Facebook page, ensuring that your accomplishments are celebrated and preserved. Pacers and crew are welcome to support you throughout the race. Along the course, there are numerous restrooms and water fountains to keep everyone comfortable and hydrated.
The course options cater to different fitness levels:
- The 5k follows an out-and-back route
- The 10k comprises two 5k loops.
- The 15k is made up of three 5k loops.
- The half marathon consists of three 4.36-mile loops
While running with your four-legged friends is not allowed, you are welcome to run or walk with a stroller. To ensure a fair race, the half marathon has a 3-hour and 15-minute time limit.
Completing your chosen race is an achievement in itself. To honor your efforts, all finishers will receive a medal, and the results will be posted on the event website, typically on the evening of the race.
The event organizers place a strong emphasis on creating a relaxed, fun, and personal racing experience for all participants. This ethos ensures that every runner, whether a seasoned athlete or a newcomer, can enjoy the event to the fullest.
So, come join the Veterans Day 5k, 10k, 15k, and Half Marathon, pay your respects to our veterans, and enjoy a fantastic day of running and community.
Race Weather & Climate
Situated in Los Angeles County, Long Beach, California, is about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.
In mid-November, Long Beach, CA typically experiences an average high temperature of around 65-70°F and an average low temperature of approximately 50-55°F. This marks the heart of late autumn, with mild and comfortable weather and minimal rainfall.
Veterans Day Half Marathon Race Results
Veterans Day Half Marathon Course Map
See the race route map for the Veterans Day Half Marathon course map here.
The half marathon start time is 7:30 AM.
The cut-off time for the half marathon is 10:45 AM.
To reserve your spot in the 2023 Veterans Day Half Marathon, you can use the registration link here.
- There is a $39.99 fee for the half marathon.
- There is a $25.99 fee for the 5k.
- There is a $29.99 fee for the 10k.
- There is a $34.99 fee for the 15k.