2011 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Decorating Course with Art

October 4, 2011

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2011 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon Decorating Course with Art

LONG BEACH, CA – The “Art of Running” will be on display the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, October 9. The event, recognized for its scenic course, is getting even better with the addition of a major display of art along the course.

The Marathon’s goal is to become a “26.2 Mile Art Experience,” and this year, two major initiatives are supporting this effort.

First, artwork created by young

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The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon Celebrates its 27th Year as Southern California’s Fun and Scenic Marathon

September 9, 2011

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John Parks, RUN Racing
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Kevin Wilerson
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The Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon Celebrates its 27th Year as Southern California’s Fun and Scenic Marathon

One of Southern California’s most fun – and certainly scenic – events takes place with the 27th running of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 9.

Approximately 25,000 runners are expected to participate in the full marathon, half marathon, 26.2 Bike Tour and Bubba Gump Run Forrest Run 5K. The Aquarium

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C2O PURE COCONUT WATER TO SPONSOR LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL CITY BANK MARATHON

LONG BEACH, Calif. – C2O, a locally-based maker of 100% natural coconut water with nutritional properties, is the newest sponsor of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon.  The three year deal includes title to the Running Club Leaderboard and the innovative “Live Rejuvenated” campaign.  Southern California’s premier fall marathon event is held Oct. 5 to 7, 2012.

Approximately 25,000 runners and cyclists are expected to participate in the full marathon, half marathon, 26.2 Bike Tour and Run Forrest Run 5K on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 along with 2,000 children taking part in The Aquarium of the

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FEMALE QUALIFIES FOR US OLYMPIC TIME TRIALS IN HER FIRST MARATHON, A HIGHLIGHT OF THE 27TH ANNUAL LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL CITY BANK MARATHON

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Kevin Wilkerson
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FEMALE QUALIFIES FOR US OLYMPIC TIME TRIALS IN HER FIRST MARATHON, A HIGHLIGHT OF THE 27TH ANNUAL LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL CITY BANK MARATHON

Running in her first marathon, Abigail Swift, 23, of Huntington Beach, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, finishing the 27th annual Long Beach International City Bank Marathon in 2:43:20 on a sunny day in Long Beach. The Olympic trials qualifying time is 2:45:00.

Swift, who was sixth overall and had only previously entered a half marathon, was not even trying to set a

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Aquarium of the Pacific to host One-Mile Kids Fun Run in association with the 2011 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon

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Oct. 5, 2011

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Aquarium of the Pacific to host One-Mile Kids Fun Run in association with the
2011 Long Beach International City Bank Marathon & Half Marathon

Fun FREE event held a day prior to Marathon on Saturday, October 8

LONG BEACH, CA – As part of a major emphasis on improving youth health and fitness as well as helping to counter the major childhood obesity epidemic, the nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific has again joined forces with RUN Racing and

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Shock Top Belgian White Ale to Sponsor the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Race officials today announced that Shock Top Belgian White Ale has become a product sponsor of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon for a three-year term. Shock Top will become the named sponsor of the Beach Bum Club, a program that rewards participants with a VIP experience for having run the Long Beach Full or Half Marathon for 3-years in a row. Southern California’s premier fall marathon event is held Oct. 11 to 13, 2013. For information, please visit www.runlongbeach.com.

“We continually strive to make the event better for participants.  Shock Top’s involvement really helps

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Michelob Ultra Extends Sponsorship for Three Years

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Race officials announced today that Michelob Ultra has extended its sponsorship of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon for an additional three years through 2015. A relationship that dates back to 2003, Michelob Ultra is the Official Beer of the Marathon and supports runners both on-course and with post-race entertainment and beer at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden.

New this year, the Michelob “Ultra Mile” will be featured at Mile 9 of the course and will include fun entertainment, cheer activities and displays.  The team from Michelob Ultra will be on-course cheering on runners to

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LONG BEACH INTERNATIONAL CITY BANK MARATHON EXTENDS ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH JETBLUE

Long Beach International City Bank Marathon officials today announced that JetBlue has renewed its sponsorship of the race and surrounding events for an additional three years.  JetBlue enters its eight year with Long Beach as the Official Airline sponsor. This partnership now includes having the JetBlue Team staff the Finish Line.  Southern California’s premier fall marathon event will be held Oct. 5 to 7, 2012.  For information please visit www.runlongbeach.com.

Approximately 25,000 runners and cyclists are expected to participate in the full marathon, half marathon, VW 26.2 Think Blue Bike Tour and Bubba Gump Run Forrest Run 5K on Sunday,

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CLIF® Bar Renews Sponsorship of Long Beach International City Bank Marathon

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Race officials today announced that CLIF® Bar has renewed its sponsorship of the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon for an additional three years. A relationship that dates back to 2007, CLIF Bar will support runners with race day sports nutrition, as well as with the CLIF Bar Pace Team. CLIF Bar and CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel, both made with organic ingredients, will be the official energy bar and gel on-course. Southern California’s premier fall marathon event is held Oct. 5 to 7, 2012. For information, please visit www.runlongbeach.com.

Approximately 25,000 runners and cyclists are expected

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