1st Annual Long Beach 5K/10K

Join U.S.VETS – Long Beach for the 1st Annual

Long Beach 5K/10K Fundraiser

Honoring L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe

Please join us in kicking off our First Annual Long Beach 5K/10K benefiting veterans of U.S.VETS – Long Beach. Everyone, from the competitive runner to the recreational runner or walker (yes, you are more than welcomed to walk the course!), to those who will roll their way through the course in wheelchairs, are welcome to join us!

Click Here to Check Out the FAQ’s

This fun event will support the veterans and their families living at the Villages of Cabrillo as we honor Supervisor Don Knabe, a long-time friend of U.S.VETS – Long Beach. Join us as we kick off the summer at the beach to run, walk, or roll for a great cause.

Awards will go to the top three overall male, female, and wheelchair runners. Every race registration includes a race T-shirt.

Race Begins at 8:00am

Granada Ave Boat Launch Ramp
1 Granada Avenue
Long Beach CA 90803

New 5k_10k Run Route

Registration

Online Registration is now closed.

Limited Same-Day Registration will be available starting at 7am for $35. Spots are limited and will be first-come, first-serve – so arrive early! Look for the signs that read ‘SAME DAY REGISTRATION’.

Sponsor a Veteran

Donate the registration fee to one of our veterans so that they can participate in the race!

Sponsorship

Show your support for U.S.VETS by becoming an event sponsor!

Your Star Title Sponsorship comes with:

  • Registration for 25 runners to participate in the run
  • Photo Opportunity with Supervisor Knabe
  • Recognition of company name on event banner
  • Invitation to Press Conference
  • Newsletter/Website recognition post-event
  • Company recognition on all press releases
  • Weekly Social Media recognition

Your Gold Sponsorship comes with:

  • Registration for 15 runners to participate in the run
  • Photo Opportunity with Supervisor Knabe
  • Recognition of company name on event banner
  • Newsletter/Website recognition post-event
  • Company recognition on all press releases

Your Silver Sponsorship comes with:

  • Registration for 10 runners to participate in the run
  • Recognition of company name on event banner
  • Newsletter/Website recognition post-event
  • Company recognition on all press releases

Your Bronze Sponsorship comes with:

  • Registration for 5 runner to participate in the run
  • Recognition of company name on event banner
  • Company recognition on all press releases

For more information about this event and ways you can get involved, please contact Joan Marcial at 562.200.7340.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Long Beach 5K/10K Walk, Run, and Roll participants receive a short sleeve race shirt, a runners bib, a participant medal (first come, first serve to the first 300 registered runners) and a rally towel. You will also get the satisfaction of knowing your registration dollars will go towards purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle to the veterans of U.S.VETS – Long Beach.

Award medals will also be given to the top 3 male, female, and wheelchair person in both the 5K and 10K courses.

All participants must register online using the link above.

There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us!

Absolutely! We encourage wheelchair participants to register and attend our event. We will have plenty of participants that will walk the course instead of running.  If you plan to walk the race, we do require that you line up at the back of the race corral at the start so as not to impede the faster runners.

No refunds or transfers. This is a rain or shine event.

If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the back of all runners.  It is your responsibility to make sure the baby jogger does not impede other runners as well as you must take extra precaution as to your safety, your child’s safety and the safety of the runners around you.  We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves. Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs on our course because it is not part of our event’s permit

Headphones are allowed for any runner however, we do recommend that runners use extreme precaution when using headphones during the race event for safety reasons.

You may register online until June 17, 2016. Registration fees will increase from $25 to $30 starting June 1st. Same day registration will be available on the event site (at the Registration Tent) for $35 from 7:00 a.m. till 7:45 a.m. on June 18.

You must pick up your race packet before the event. We will not mail race packets.

REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

Friday June 17th, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
U.S.VETS – Long Beach
2001 River Avenue
Long Beach CA 90810
(in front of the Dining Hall)

Saturday June 18th, 7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Race Day
1 Granada Ave
Long Beach CA 90803
(Look for the Registration Tent)

Yes, as long as they provide a copy or photo of your driver’s license or identification card.

Yes, all runners must sign and submit a liability waiver form in order to participate in the event. Liability waiver forms will be available to review and sign during registration packet pick up.

Yes, there is late registration on race day morning only from 7:00 am to 7:45 am at the Registration tables.

Yes, we will accept credit cards, checks, or cash on the day of the event.

The start line is on the boat ramp at 1 Granada Avenue. The parking lot will close once it becomes full, and will re-open when spaces become available.

There are metered parking spaces in the parking lot of Granada Boat Ramp. There is also parking along the street available as well.

Yes, there will be water stations just before the 5K and 10K turnarounds. We will also be providing water and refreshments at the START/FINISH line area.

No, we will not be having any professional timing available for our participants. This 5K/10K event is a fundraiser, and we do not anticipate hiring a professional timing company.

Yes, there are public beach bathrooms at each mile along the beach path that participants will have access to along the route.

The TOP 3 male, female, and wheelchair participants of both the 5K and 10K will be awarded special medals.