An organizer said that the Long Beach race appears to be on track to happen Oct. 10, but what modifications might be required is still unclear.
Runners can still participate online for a “virtual run” where they will be sent a t-shirt, medal and swag bag if they run the race on their own by submitting a photo or link to a tracking device showing the date and distance ran.
The Long Beach Marathon is the next scheduled large event in Long Beach but unlike others during COVID-19, organizers have yet to pull the plug on it.
Roads will be begin to close at 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. All roads are expected to reopen by 2 p.m.
Authorities have identified the man who died after riding his bicycle during the bike tour portion of the Long Beach Marathon and suffered cardiac arrest.
Some Long Beach Transit (LBT) routes will be detoured due to races associated with the Long Beach Marathon and 5K, LBT announced Friday.
This year’s Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon will commence with a heat advisory in effect, and race organizers are planning accordingly. High temperatures on Sunday are expected to reach 90 degrees, according to Accuweather.com.
Hey Long Beach night owls, if you’re heading home late Saturday night behind the wheel, make sure to allow enough time to avoid the street closures. Once the clock hits midnight, workers will begin setting up barricades and closing down the roads for The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, one of the city’s most well attended and largest events.