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Photo by Asia Morris of last year’s marathon.

LBTLogoSome Long Beach Transit (LBT) routes will be detoured due to races associated with the Long Beach Marathon and 5K, LBT announced Friday. On Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 customers should expect delays and detours until 5:00PM or until street closures are reopened.

Race-goers and community members are encouraged to leave their cars in the driveway and instead use public transportation on race day in an effort to lessen traffic delays and parking congestion. LBT bus operators will be working closely with city officials to ensure customers arrive at their desired destinations.

Marathon and half-marathon runners who hop on the bus with their race bib may ride for free until 4:00PM.

LBT detour information is as follows:

SATURDAY, October 10, 2015

Passport: There will be no service to the Aquarium of the Pacific until 11:00AM. Instead, the route will detour along Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue on inbound and outbound trips. The route will continue to serve Shoreline Village, The Queen Mary, Hotel Maya and Residence Inn during the detour.

SUNDAY, October 11, 2015

Passport: There will be no service to the Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village, Hotel Maya and Residence Inn until street closures are reopened. There will be service to The Queen Mary via Ocean Boulevard west of Pacific Avenue and Pico Avenue south of Ocean Boulevard.

Routes 21, 22, 45, 46, 91, 94, 121, 131, 151, 171, 173: Due to Marathon road closures, these routes will have segmented detours. Some segments that LBT will not serve during the Marathon include: Ocean between Atlantic Avenue and Redondo Avenue; Second Street between Redondo Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway (Belmont Shore); Catalina Landing; Redondo Avenue between Ocean Boulevard and Stearns Street; and the interior bus stops of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). CSULB will still be served via outlying bus stops.

For detailed Marathon detour routing, 24/7, please visit the Detours section on by clicking here ( You can also call Long Beach Transit Customer Service at 562.591.2301, Monday through Friday from 7:00AM to 6:00PM, and Saturday from 8:00AM. to 5:00PM On Sunday, race day, you can also receive Marathon detour information at LBT’s Transit and Visitor Information Center on 1st Street at Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach. The transit center will be open on race day from 9:00AM to 6:00PM.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].