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.
A full, soldout field ran the 35th JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon, Sunday, ranging from serious runners to weekend warriors to a whole lot of people lining the course to cheer them on.
In October, three reporters from our newsroom will run the Jet Blue Long Beach half marathon. Some have been more on top of their training while others have treated it like a story deadline.
Up and Running Again invites homeless individuals who are living at the Long Beach Rescue Mission to participate in a 13-week training program leading up to the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon in October.
Three staff members of the Long Beach Post—a beginner, a marginal intermediate and an advanced runner—plan to run the Long Beach half-marathon on Oct. 13. Come train with us!
An Arizona Man and a Hawthorne-born woman won their respective races at the Long Beach Marathon yesterday, both hurtling past the finish line in less than three hours, amid heat hovering between 88 and 90 degrees.
Runners who were hoping for some relief this year will find slightly better temperatures after 2015’s record 95 degrees on race day, but not by much.
The thought of running 26.2 miles for fun is not a common, dare I say sane, thing for a person to contemplate. Add in the fact that according to Greek prose, the race derives from the ill-fated trip of a courier named Pheidippides delivering news of victory at the Battle of Marathon—he died—and it’s understandable that on average only half of one percent of the United States population has undertaken this challenge before.
Despite record heat on Sunday, runners of the 2015 Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon made it out to the starting line on Shoreline Drive en masse, tackling high temperatures on top of 13.1- or 26.2 mile-courses.