Updated 7/1/22: Currently, neither the City of Long Beach nor the County of Los Angeles have restrictions in place that would require proof of vaccination to participate in the Long Beach Marathon or proof of negative Covid-19 test to participate in the Long Beach Marathon. At this time, neither will be required. As you know, the situation around Covid-19 changes rapidly and if restrictions or requirements for vaccination or testing are put back into place by the City of Long Beach or County of Los Angeles, our event will adhere to those guidelines.
Updated 1/1/2022: Below are the latest developments:
- A new Health order by the City of Long Beach states that attendees at all outdoor “mega events” – those with attendance of more than 10,000 people – will require proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test result prior to entry to the start/finish area on Sunday, October 9th. This order will affect participants of the Marathon, Half Marathon, and/or Bike Tour.
- Also, the current city of Long Beach health order rules also states that attendees age 2 or older at indoor events with over 1,000 people will require proof of vaccination status or negative Covid-19 test result prior to entry. This will affect all participants picking up their race bib at the Race Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center.
- The Long Beach Marathon will adhere to all current health orders instituted by the city of Long Beach, county of Los Angeles, or state of California. If these health orders are rescinded prior to the 2022 event, this requirements will not be in place for participants.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What forms of vaccination proof are considered acceptable?
One of the following is an acceptable form of proof of vaccination: 1. CDC card (hard copy or photo); 2. An electronic record from State (email or hard copy); 3. An electronic record saved to iPhone Wallet.
What is the City’s definition of “vaccinated?”
The definition of “vaccinated” in the eyes of the City for event entry purposes is: 1) you have taken both shots of a two-dose vaccine or the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine and 2) you must have taken your last dose of vaccine at least two weeks prior to the start of the event.
When can I take my Covid-19 for proof of negative result?
A negative Covid-19 test result with 72 hours is required for participation on Sunday, October 9th. Test results must show a date no earlier than Thursday, October 6th to comply with the health order by the City of Long Beach.
Are those who are not vaccinated due to health or religious reasons still required to undergo the COVID-19 testing procedures?
Yes, everyone (ages 2 and older) who is not vaccinated is required to undergo the COVID- 19 testing procedures.
Will my child be required to undergo the COVID-19 testing procedures?
Children aged 2 and older will require a negative COVID-19 test.
Are vendors, event staff, and other various staff working at the event required to provide proof of vaccination and/or test for COVID-19 prior to the event?
Yes, all vendors, staff, and volunteers working on Friday - Sunday, October 6th - 8th must show proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test result in order to participate during the actual event.
Do I have to wear a mask at the event?
Face coverings will be required on Sunday, October 9th, in the Start/Finish areas while not actively eating or drinking. Please plan to carry your mask with you on race day.
Can my friends or family pick-up my bib for me at the Race Expo?
No – to comply with the health order by the City of Long Beach – all individuals participating in the Marathon, Half Marathon, or Bike Tour must show their own proof of vaccination in-person at the Race Expo in order to pick up their race bib. All individuals must show photo ID to pick-up their race bib.
I cannot attend the Race Expo, can I pick up my bib on race morning?
Yes – race day packet pick-up is still available for $25. You can add this option by visiting your ACTIVE MyEvents account:
- Find your 2022 Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon entry
- Click Purchase merchandise
- Scroll down to Packet Pick up
- Select Race Day Packet Pick-up for $25
- Click Continue to go to the checkout page
Will I have to show proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test result on race day?
Participants picking up their race bib at the Race Expo will not be required to show proof of vaccination status or a negative Covid-19 test result for a second time.
Participants that are picking up their packet on race morning via Race Day Packet Pick Up ($25) will be required to show a hard/digital copy of their proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result.
What are my options if I am not fully vaccinated and do not wish to participate in the event?
Participants that are not fully vaccinated and do not wish to participate in the event can adhere to our standard race options:
- Switch to the Virtual Event: Participants in a Sunday event can switch to the virtual event. Virtual runners can plan their own course/route and run either the half marathon or marathon distance on their own. Track your run with your Garmin, Strava, or other device and submit your results beginning on October 1st. Our team will mail your race packet to you after race weekend. For additional information, visit our Virtual Races page or our Virtual Race FAQs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to switch to the virtual race no later than October 9, 2022.
- Defer your Entry to 2023: Participants can request a race deferral by emailing email@example.com no later than September 24, 2022. Deferral policies:
- Participants will be subject to a 50% fee of the 2023 registration entry fee when deferring their entry
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a deferral.
- All registration fees are non-refundable. This race, in accordance with management executives, city officials and local law enforcement has the authority to cancel any of the events for emergency purposes such as, but not limited to, inclement weather, a pandemic, or threat of terrorism. If such emergency conditions force cancellation, refunds cannot be provided.
Where can I learn more about Covid-19?
For more information and to find out where you can get vaccinated and tested for COVID-19 in Long Beach, please visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 or call (562) 570-4636.