Runners start the Long Beach Half Marathon course on East Shoreline Drive, next to Rainbow Lagoon Park, and from there head west toward the Queensbay Bridge. The route unfolds past the tourist ship Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor and Pierpoint Landing. Mostly fast and flat, the half marathon features a slight incline between miles 2 and 3 over the Queensbay Bridge, and runners finish the race back on East Shoreline Drive next to Marina Green.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.