Aquarium of the Pacific Continues Title Sponsorship of 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run in Conjunction with the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

June 27th, 2018

Aquarium of the Pacific Continues Title Sponsorship of 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run in Conjunction with the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

Unique 5K Course To Give Runners Behind-the-Scenes Access to Experience Aquarium Exhibits Along the Way

LONG BEACH, Calif. (June 27, 2018) — Motiv Sports and The Aquarium of the Pacific announced today they will be continuing their partnership for another three years, naming the Aquarium of the Pacific the title sponsor of the 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Kids Fun Run. In conjunction with the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon on the weekend of October 6-7th, the Aquarium of the Pacific has proudly sponsored the Kid’s Fun Run since 2010 and expanded their partnership to the 5K Run/Walk in 2015.

The Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 7:00am, with the 1-Mile Kids Fun Run starting immediately after in waves from 9am -11am. Both events start and finish outside the Aquarium, with the 5K participants actually getting to run through the facility and stop at animal encounter points along the way! Once finished, 5K runners may enjoy the aquarium for a discounted fee of $5.

“One of the greatest highlights of the 5K run is being able to run through a world class facility like the Aquarium of the Pacific. We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Aquarium and look forward to another great event,” says Bob Seagren of Motiv Sports.

“The Aquarium of the Pacific is excited to continue its partnership with Motiv Sports to host some of the most unique races available in Southern California,” says Cecile Fisher, VP of Marketing, Aquarium of the Pacific. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to engage our community, introduce new audiences to ocean education, and support health and wellness.”

Participants will also have the opportunity to donate to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s education and conservation programs during the registration process.


Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Location: Aquarium of the Pacific (100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802)

7:00am            5K Run/Walk Starts
9:00am            11 and 12 year olds Wave Start
9:30am            9 and 10 year olds Wave Start
10:00am          7 and 8 year olds Wave Start
10:30am          5 and 6 year olds Wave Start

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About the Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific, a nonprofit institution, celebrates our planet’s largest and most diverse body of water: the Pacific Ocean and is dedicated to conserving nature and its resources by building interactions among people. Home to over 11,000 animals, the Aquarium explores the waters of Southern California and Baja and the Northern and Tropical Pacific. The Aquarium features hands-on discovery labs staffed by knowledgeable volunteers, the Molina Animal Care Center, the Lorikeet Forest aviary, its interactive Shark Lagoon, the Ocean Science Center, and the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. The Aquarium is open daily 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (except Dec. 25). Beyond its exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. It is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and a place where important topics facing our planet and our ocean are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in the search for sustainable solutions. A world of discovery awaits.

About Motiv Sports

Motiv Sports is an active lifestyle and entertainment company focused on delivering authentic and immersive live and digital experiences. Founded in 2015, Motiv Sports is headquartered in Denver, CO, with offices across the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and Canada. With decades of experience in the sports and entertainment events industry, the company is continually refining what works while exploring unique partnerships and opportunities to further enhance the consumer experience. The Motiv Sports platform currently consists of 41 triathlon and running events and digital properties with plans to expand into several vertical industries in the outdoor lifestyle space. A belief in better is the root of all motivation. That’s what Motiv Sports is all about. Learn more at

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