LONG BEACH, CA – The Long Beach Marathon is returning for its 38th running on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, with a weekend of events beginning Friday, Oct. 7. People traveling through Long Beach should plan to avoid street closures and map out access routes and should allow extra time for travel due to road closures and traffic delays.
Most road closures and detours will be in place at various times on a rolling basis between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 9, unless otherwise noted. The closures generally include both sides of the street, unless otherwise noted.
Streets affected include the following:
- Eastbound Shoreline Drive – Shoreline Village Drive to Ocean Blvd (note: closure begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8)
- Westbound Shoreline Drive – Ocean Boulevard to Shoreline Village Drive (note: closure begins at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8)
- Shoreline Drive, from Shoreline Village to the 710 Freeway
- Pine Avenue, from Shoreline Drive to Seaside Way
- Queensway Bridge, from Shoreline Drive to the 710 Freeway
- Ocean Boulevard, from Livingston Drive to 54th Street
- Livingston Drive, from Termino Avenue to Broadway
- Nieto Avenue, from Appian Way to Broadway
- Appian Way, from Nieto Avenue to East Third Street
- East 3rd Street, from Appian Way to Paoli Way
- Marine Stadium from Nieto Avenue to Bayshore Avenue
- East Colorado Street from Orlena Avenue to Appian Way
- Orlena Avenue from East Colorado Street to 4th Street
- 4th Street from Monrovia Avenue to Orlena Avenue
- Monrovia Avenue from 6th Street to 4th Street
- 6th Street from Park Avenue to Monrovia Avenue
- Park Avenue from Anaheim Street to Appian Way
- Anaheim Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Park Avenue
- Clark Avenue, northbound, from Atherton Street to Anaheim Street
- Atherton Street, westbound, from Clark Avenue to Bellflower Boulevard
- Palo Verde Avenue, southbound, from Atherton Street to Anaheim Street
- Atherton Street, from Bellflower Boulevard to Palo Verde Avenue
- Ocean Boulevard, from Livingston Drive to Alamitos Avenue
All roads are expected to be fully reopened by 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Streets along the racecourse will be marked with “no parking” signs, and vehicles in violation of the posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense to the tow yard at 3111 E. Willow St.
Details about entering and exiting the affected neighborhoods of Belmont Shore, the Peninsula, Naples, Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, Alamitos Beach, Park Estates and Los Altos can be found here.
Free parking Saturday night through Sunday will be available for Belmont Shore, Peninsula and Naples residents in the beach lots along Ocean Boulevard, with exiting possible on Sunday during the marathon from Granada Avenue by police escort.
Boat owners who park at Marina Green on Saturday will still have access to that lot via Shoreline Village Drive. On Sunday, boat owners can park at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center via Pine Avenue.
A route map for events related to the Long Beach Marathon can be found here. For more details about the marathon, go to runlongbeach.com/community-relations/.