Beach Babe Half Marathon – Long Beach, CA

Join us for a beautiful women’s run – the third 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 “no cups” event. Participants must bring and carry water bottle and refill at our eco-chic water stops for a gorgeously green event experience.

RUN FACTS
DATE: Sunday, June 25, 2017 – Race Start 8:15am (GET DIRECTIONS)

LOCATION: Shoreline Aquatic Park (Pierpoint Landing, behind Aquarium of the Pacific)
200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST: $79-109 (price tiers increase closer to event day – register early)

DISTANCE: 13.1 mile Half Marathon course along beach running paths 

START/FINISH: Shoreline Aquatic Park,200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA

REGISTRATION PICK UP:  SUNDAY ONLY, June 25
Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, 7:00-7:30am

PARKING: Aquarium or Pike Parking Structure – $15 all day 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Beautiful oceanfront course
• 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
• An amazing beach course with all your 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. Runners must maintain a minimum 16:10mph pace to finish the course under the 3 hour 30 minute cut off.

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, then out on the jetty for an amazing view of the Queen Mary, continuing along the new running path along the beach and back to Shoreline for the finish line party! Four water bottle refill stations are on the run course – near mile 3.1, 5.5, 8.5, and 11.5. Participants must carry a water bottle system as no cups are provided on the course (eco-friendly event).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

EVENT SCHEDULE
7:00 AM Gates Open
7:30 Welcome Activities begin
8:00 AM Riders Depart
8:15 AM Runners Depart

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
11:30 Run Course Closes
1:00pm Ride Course Closes
1:30pm Food Service Ends
2:00pm Event Ends

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. 

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.

hotelmaya

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.

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Email: info (at) CaliforniaGirlSeries.com