The event schedule:
-- 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Finish Line Festival at Marina Green
-- 6 a.m.: Bike tour start
-- 6:15 a.m.: Marathon walkers start
-- 6:55 a.m.: Wheelchair start
-- 7 a.m.: Marathon and half marathon waves start
-- 8:30 a.m.: Run Forrest Run 5k Start
The course starts on Shoreline Drive, passes the Pike at Rainbow Harbor, crosses the Queensway Bridge and runs to the bow of the Queen Mary. It then circles back around the Aquarium of the Pacific, the lighthouse at Rainbow Harbor, Pierpoint Landing, back by Shoreline Village and down the beach.
Street closures will begin at 5 a.m. and are:
In the Belmont Heights area: Livingston Drive will be closed in both directions. Motorist can take Broadway, 3rd or Seventh Street (westbound only). Ximeno or Termino Avenue can be used to head north toward alternative freeway routes or towards the Long Beach (710) Freeway.
Motorists are advised that if they are not planning to attend marathon day events or they have no plans to be in the downtown area, to avoid the 710 and use either 405 or 605 freeway routes.
In northeast Long Beach, west of Studebaker Road, north of Anaheim Street, east of Clark Avenue will be closed and Atherton Street between Clark and Palo Verde avenues.
Approximate opening times are:
-- Shoreline Drive west of Pine Avenue: 9:30 a.m.
-- Pine Avenue between Shoreline Drive and Seaside Drive: 9:30 a.m.
-- Queensway Bridge northbound lanes: 9:30 a.m.
-- Ocean Boulevard between Livingston Drive and 54th Place, westbound lanes: 11 a.m.
-- Livingston Drive (from Termino Avenue to Broadway) 2:15 p.m.
-- Nieto Avenue (between Appian Way and Broadway): 2 p.m.
-- Appian Way (between Nieto Avenue and Park Street): 1:45 p.m.
-- Park (between Anaheim Street and Appian Way): 1:45 p.m.
-- Sixth, Monrovia, Eliot, Boathouse and Colorado: 12 p.m.
-- Marine Stadium (between Nieto Avenue and Bayshore): 11:45 a.m.
-- Palo Verde (Atherton to Anaheim Boulevard): 1:30 p.m.
-- Atherton (westbound lanes from Clark Avenue to Palo Verde Avenue): 1:45 p.m.
-- Clark Avenue (northbound lanes between Atherton Street and Anaheim): 1:45 p.m.
-- Anaheim Boulevard (between PCH and Clark): 2:15 p.m.
-- Ocean Boulevard (westbound lanes between Livingston and Alamitos): 3 p.m.
For more marathon information, go to www.runlongbeach.com.