Beach Babe Half Marathon – Long Beach, CA

Join us for a beautiful women’s run – the second annual Beach Babe Half Marathon in Long Beach, CA. Runners will take the line after the ladies riding in the Beach Babe Classic depart.

The Beach Babe Half Marathon course is completely along the beach waterfront. You will never lose sight of the shimmering Pacific Ocean on this epic run. Check out the course and course profile – then register today. We are keeping this a premium race by limiting the amount of entries to 500 women for a comfortable, beautiful experience.This is a great first half marathon and supportive all-women’s run along the beach! Course is on both running trails and paved beach path. To keep the course beautiful for all, this is a cupless event. Participants will carry water and refill at our eco-chic water stops for a gorgeously green event experience.

RUN FACTS
DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2017, 8:15am – 11:30am
LOCATION: Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
COST: $69-109 
DISTANCE: Half Marathon 13.1 or 2-person half marathon relay 6.5 mile along beach bike paths
PACKET PICK UP: Sunday, June 25, 2017 7:00am Pierpoint Landing
START/FINISH: Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
RUN DAY PACKET PICKUP:  Pierpoint Landing, 200 Aquarium Way, 7:05-7:30am
PARKING: Aquarium or Pike Parking Structure – $15 all day 

REGISTER, VOLUNTEER, or EXHIBIT HERE
Eventbrite - Beach Babe Half Marathon

Wha’s Included?

• Beautiful oceanfront course
• California Girl Marketplace for eco-chic shopping on Saturday & Sunday
• Custom finisher’s medal
• Carry a water holder, this is a “no cups” event
• Water refill stations at mile 5.5, 8.5 & 11.5 miles
• Finish line BBQ & celebration
• Optional team donation to the Breast Cancer Fund
• An amazing experience with hundreds of your new girlfriends! 

BEACH BABE HALF MARATHON COURSE

Beautiful Ladies Run
Run the Beach Babe Half Marathon in a mellow setting with other thoughtful and amazing women. Course is essentially out and back, so you can enjoy the views with few turns on the course. You never leave the view of the ocean, with a carefree vibe the entire way.

Route Description
The course begins in Shoreline Park near the lighthouse and goes over the pedestrian footpath to Queen Mary park, then returns to Shoreline Park and back through the chute to Rainbow Harbor.. The Half Marathon will continue around Rainbow Harbor and out on the jetty for an amazing view of the Queen Mary, then along the new running path along the beach and back to Shoreline for the finish line party! Three water bottle refill stations are on the run course – near mile 5.5, 8.5, and 11.5.

Relay Option
Not ready for a half marathon? The 2-person relay option is a great way to enjoy the run and ride. Get this – runners will have the option to ride a bike back to the finish line (about 6.55 miles) instead of drive to the relay exchange point. How fun is that? Select the Relay option during online registration.

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EARLY REGISTRATION PICK-UP
Saturday, July 16, 2016 3-5pm
Rainbow Harbor “Clamshell” Amphitheater (GET DIRECTIONS)
330 S Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA (Behind Gladstone’s)

Make it a girls getaway and plan to arrive on Saturday and relax into your run or ride weekend. It’s fun to check-in early and be first to shop at the California Girl Marketplace – with sessions on fixing a flat, wine tasting, cruise vacations, helicopter lessons and more. Sessions are free (except wine tasting $10) and participants can sign up in advance during online registration. Also, participate in the Marketplace scavenger hunt for prizes! Pick up your scavenger hunt clue sheet at registration check-in.

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SUNDAY, July 17, 2016 RUN DAY
LONG BEACH START/FINISH
Location: 200 Aquarium Way (Pierpoint Landing behind Aquarium)
Long Beach, CA 90803  (GET DIRECTIONS)
Registration Pick Up: 7:10-7:30am
Start: 8:15am Sharp

I’M RUNNING THE COURSE – WHAT DO I DO?
All runners will depart from Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach after the riders have cleared the course (about 15 minutes). Your run course is completely in view of the ocean for the entire time. If you are tired and cannot travel as far as you planned, turnaround at any point – we have designed the course to be entirely along beach paths closed to cars and is essentially out and back.

I’M RIDING THE COURSE – WHAT DO I DO?
All riders will depart from Pierpoint Landing in Long Beach, enjoy a rest stop in Seal Beach, continue on to Huntington Beach and enjoy a rest stop there, then turnaround and return to Long Beach.

EVENT SCHEDULE
7:10 AM Gates Open
7:30 Welcome Activities begin
8:00 AM Riders Depart
8:15 AM Runners Depart
8:20 Exhibitor Set Up
8:30  Seal Beach Rest Stop Open
9:30 Huntington Beach Rest Stops Open
10:00 Finish Area Opens
10:30 Finish Line Party Begins
11:00 Food Service (Lunch) Opens
12:30 Final Course Sweep
1:00PM Course Closes
2:00 Food Service Closes
2:30 Exhibitor Breakdown

Purpose of the Run
The Beach Babe Half Marathon is part of the California Girl Series of active lifestyle events which include the Senorita Century, Beach Babe Bicycling Classic, Women’s Gran Fondo, Princess Challenge Ride & Princess Challenge Half Marathon. The Series was created for women to enjoy the active lifestyle in a supportive, female-focused environment.

Charity of Choice
The Beach Babe Half Marathon charity of choice is Memorial Hospitals’ Center for Women’s Cardiac Health & Research. Please make your voluntary tax deductible donation during online registration. The charity for donated registrations is Anaheim High School Girls Cycling Team (non-tax deductible).

Directions & Parking
From Los Angeles/Ventura County Area to Long Beach:
Take I-5 to 710 toward Long Beach
Follow Signs to Aquarium
Exit Shoreline Drive
Use Parking structure at Aquarium or the Pike on Aquarium Way.
Ride bike to start by leaving the parking structure on Aquarium Way, and take Golden Sands around the back of the aquarium to Shoreline Aquatic Park (look for the lighthouse!). Parking is $15 all day.

From Orange County/San Diego County to Long Beach:
Take I-5 to 405 toward Long Beach to 710
Follow Signs to Aquarium
Exit Shoreline Drive
Use Parking structure at Aquarium or the Pike on Aquarium Way.
Ride bike to start by leaving the parking structure on Aquarium Way, and take Golden Sands around the back of the aquarium to Shoreline Aquatic Park (look for the lighthouse!). Parking is $15 all day.

Travel
By plane, fly in to Long Beach Airport (15 minutes away), John Wayne Airport (25 minutes away) or Los Angeles Airport (35-40 minutes away). Shuttle service is available from all airports (See AirportShuttles.com). By train, take the Metro Blue Line to Long Beach.

Hotels
LONG BEACH: Hotel Maya (1-562-435-7676), Residence InnWestinHyatt are all located near the Long Beach start. Make your reservations up to 1 year in advance, as all of these hotels sell out the weekend of the ride. For the guestrooms at Hotel Maya, Beach Babe participants can call 1-800 HILTONS or our hotel directly, and request for “local rate P40″–this provides an automatic 15% discount off of the best available rate. You can also book online, entering p40 in the promotion code field, at www.hotelmayalongbeach.com

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Refunds & Transfer Policy
California Girl Series reserves the right to refuse the entry into, and/or revoke any registration for, any race for any reason in its sole discretion with refund of any applicable registration fees being the sole remedy of any such refusal and/or revocation. Participants may transfer their registration online to another person ($10 transfer fee) up to 10 days before the event. Tickets are non-refundable.

More Questions? Contact Us.
We love to chat about what we can do together to make our event experiences exceptional for you.

       

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The California Girl Series® gets women active in a series of fun steps - get inspired, set a goal, get the gear, train, then participate in the annual Beach Babe Classic bike ride or Beach Babe Half Marathon in Long Beach, CA, on June 25, 2017. Sign up today!

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California Girl Series®

Noble Pursuit, Inc.
Phone: (916) 705-3443
Email: info (at) CaliforniaGirlSeries.com
Address: 3525 E 6th Street Long Beach, CA 90814