2018: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Mostly Out and Back
Race Day Weather
58° F (14°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 96.83
Course Score: 98.93
2017: No Results
2016: 1,947 Finishers
2015: 2,312 Finishers
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The Long Beach International Marathon course is relatively flat and fast. However, the typical October temperature for race day may derail some PR and BQ attempts.
The marathon starts and finishes in Downtown Long Beach. After running on the Beach Path, the course takes runners through Marine Stadium, past Blair Field and then out through California State-Long Beach. After a loop around campus, the mostly flat course heads back towards downtown for the finish.
There are a few elevation changes that break up the otherwise mostly flat route.
Rankings will be listed for 2018 at the end of the year.
In 2016, 6.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon.
It ranks 326th in the U.S. in the percentage of finishers achieving Boston Marathon qualifying times in 2016.
Its Course Score of 98.93 ranks it as the 213th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 16th fastest course in California.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Long Beach International Marathon a PR Score of 96.83. This PR Score ranks it as the 354th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 29th fastest in California.
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