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Long Beach Airport Teams Up with Motiv To Announce New Partnership at the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon

August 5, 2019

Long Beach, CA – August 5, 2019 – The Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Motiv today announced a new partnership for the 2019 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon. Southern California’s premier fall marathon will welcome more than 15,000 participants to the oceanfront streets of Long Beach the weekend of October 11-13, 2019.

“Motiv assumed management of the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon in 2017 and has since worked hard to uphold its high standards and increase its visibility in the community year-round,” said Alex Bennett, Executive Race Director. “We are proud to enter into this partnership with the Long Beach Airport, which is such an important institution that defines the Long Beach community. We invite all runners to experience the tradition and excitement of the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon in October.”

Both LGB and the marathon have built outstanding reputations in the local community, each sharing common values when it comes to marketing and promoting the City of Long Beach. Working together, their goal is to make the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon even more successful by enhancing the experience for runners, spectators and everyone involved.

“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with one of the city’s iconic events like the marathon as we broaden our commitment to the local community and commemorate our yearlong 95th anniversary celebration,” said Cynthia Guidry, Long Beach Airport Director. “We’re looking forward to a terrific event that brings runners, spectators, airport employees and the community together in a positive and memorable way.”

The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon has been one of the most popular and respected marathons in the country for over thirty-five years. The 26.2-mile scenic course showcases the city’s miles of sandy beaches and unique neighborhoods. Last year, over 15,000 runners, walkers and bike tour participants registered for the event. This year’s event will be held on the weekend of October 11-13, marking its 35th anniversary.

For more information on the 35th JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon or to register for the event, visit RunLongBeach.com and follow the JetBlue Long beach Marathon on social media @LBMarathon with hashtag #RunLongBeach.

About Long Beach Airport 

Founded in 1923 as the first municipally-owned airport in California, Long Beach Airport (LGB) began its yearlong 95th anniversary celebration in 2018. A new passenger concourse opened to the public in 2012 and has since garnered extensive praise for its modern design and architecture, local eateries and easygoing travel experience. Recently, Sunset magazine awarded LGB with a Best of 2017 Travel Award. In addition, USA Today and 10Best.com recognized LGB for Best Airport Dining in their Readers Choice poll. LGB offers nonstop service to several U.S. cities while supporting a healthy general aviation community with over 260,000 annual operations. The airport is also a source of substantial economic activity and employment. Long Beach Airport and its tenants generate more than $10 billion and 45,000 jobs in total economic activity to the Long Beach region with an additional $1.1 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state, and local levels. Long Beach Airport prides itself in maintaining a safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible operation. For more news, pictures, videos, and announcements of what’s happening, “Like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @LBAirport and Instagram @lgbairport.

About Motiv

We are Motiv, a leading global event business who own and operate events and festivals in the U.S, Australia and the UK. We entertain, challenge and engage over 375,000 event attendees every year. Proud producers of some incredible events including the Surf City Marathon, JetBlue Long Beach Marathon, Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, Sydney Running Festival, Nautica Malibu Triathlon, Philadelphia Love Run and the 50th Anniversary Denver Oktoberfest to name just a few. We believe in partnering with events and like-minded businesses that engage, inspire and make a difference in the lives of the audiences that enjoy them. Learn more at MotivGroup.com.

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