Drivers in Long Beach should be prepared for some major detours this weekend.
The Long Beach Marathon returns for its 38th edition on Sunday, October 9, with thousands of professional and amateur athletes taking to the city streets – and a temporary inconvenience to motorists:
“People traveling through Long Beach should plan to avoid road closures and plan access routes,” the city said in a news release Thursday, Oct. 6, and should allow additional time for the trip due to road closures and traffic delays.”
The marathon is scheduled to begin Sunday at 6 a.m. at Shoreline and Shoreline Village drives.
For the entire 26.2-mile course, runners head towards Queen Mary, through Shoreline Village, along the coast on the flat beach path, and through Belmont Shore towards Marine Stadium. The marathoners will then complete a loop around the Cal State Long Beach campus and then head back toward Ocean Boulevard to the finish line at the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Linden Avenue.
The 20-mile bike ride also starts at 6am. and have the same route but in reverse direction and without the CSULB loop.
The half marathon starts at 7:30 am at the same place as the full competition. It follows the entire marathon route until runners cross the Queensway Bridge and head to the bow of the Queen Mary; Runners then circle the Aquarium of the Pacific and Lighthouse in Rainbow Harbor, then pass through Shoreline Village for the last few miles before reaching the finish line.
Those running in the full marathon have 7 1/2 to cross the finish line; the half marathon participants have six hours.
This means many of the roads around the Belmont Coast, Peninsula, Naples, Belmont Heights, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, Alamitos Beach, Park Estates and the Los Altos neighborhoods will be closed for much of the day.
The road closures typically last from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., but will reopen on an ongoing basis, according to the city’s press release. Roads will reopen when the last runners cross and all race materials – such as B. Signs – are removed.
The following roads will be closed at 5am:
- 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 Third 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 Fourth Street.
- Fourth Street, from Monrovia Avenue to Orlena Avenue.
- Monrovia Avenue, from Sixth Street to Fourth Street.
- Sixth Street, from Park Avenue to Monrovia Avenue.
- Park Avenue, from Anaheim Street to Appian Way.
- Anaheim Street, from the Pacific Coast Highway to Park Avenue.
- Clark Avenue, northbound from Atherton Street to Anaheim Street.
- Westbound Atherton Street 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.
Eastbound Shoreline Drive, Shoreline Village Drive to Ocean Boulevard, will close at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, the city said. This western section of Shoreline Drive will close at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.
Those parking along the circuit where “No Parking” signs are posted will be issued a ticket and their vehicles will be towed, the city said. The tow yard is located at 3111 E. Willow St.
Residents of Belmont Shore, Peninsula and Naples, the city says, can park for free overnight at the beachfront lots along Ocean Boulevard. Residents can leave these properties during the marathon via Granada Avenue – with a police escort.
Visit runlongbeach.com for more information.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/10/06/road-closures-listed-for-sundays-long-beach-marathon/ Road closures for Sunday’s Long Beach Marathon – Orange County Register