2024 Long Beach Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Long Beach Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

Starting in the heart of Long Beach, the marathon route invites runners to experience the city's diverse landscapes, from the bustling downtown streets to the tranquil shoreline paths that highlight the coastal beauty. The course is designed to provide runners with a relatively flat terrain, making it an ideal race for those looking to set personal records or qualify for other major marathons. Along the way, participants will pass by the Queen Mary, run through Belmont Shore, and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, making the race not just a physical challenge but also a visual delight. The Long Beach Marathon concludes with a festive finish line celebration at the marina, where runners can enjoy the sense of accomplishment, camaraderie, and the warm California sun, making it a standout event in the marathon calendar.

Date: 

Sun
Oct 6
2024

Location: 

Long Beach, United States

Distance

42.2km / 26.2mi

Elevation profile: 

Flat

Website: 

Link

Elevation gain: 

143m /

Number of participants: 

18000

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How to train for Long Beach Marathon: Long Beach Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Long Beach Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized Marathon training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized Marathon training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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Long Beach Marathon FAQ: All you need to know about the Long Beach Marathon

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