UPDATE: Due to inclement weather the event has now been pushed to next Thursday, March 29.
Sprint into the spring season with scenic sights, a worthy cause, and fun finish line celebrations at the Queen Mary’s inaugural Queensway 5K—and get set to lace up your sneaks to walk, run or jog through the Queen Mary’s Events Park and Long Beach harbor on Thursday, March 29, 2018.
This oh-so-cool course will take participants across the Queensway Bridge for breathtaking views of the Long Beach city skyline, finishing at the Queen Mary Events Park for post-race celebrations. The first-year festival is a new, family-friendly event, providing an opportunity to celebrate the Long Beach community, local businesses and organizations, all at the iconic Queen Mary.
The Queensway 5K kicks off at 3 p.m. with on-site registration, music, and organized stretches. The 5K run will begin at 5:15 p.m. All participants are expected to be finished by 6:30 p.m. Along the 3.1-mile course, participants will see Queen Mary signature characters and icons as they walk, run, or jog through a year of events offered at the legendary Queen Mary.
The finish line celebrations will include music, celebratory medals, a speech by Commodore Everette, food, a beer garden, vendors and much more. Racers can refuel with food trucks and food booths including food tastings from the Queen Mary restaurants like the popular Chelsea Chowder House & Bar and the elegant Sir Winston’s. Refreshing, Long Beach-based craft beer will be available in the beer garden for those 21+. One complimentary beverage and Queen Mary restaurant tastings are included with each race registration.
A portion of the Queensway 5K proceeds will go to Long Beach Unified School District to help fund transportation for educational field trips for Long Beach schools. To learn more about the Long Beach Unified School District please visit: lbusd.k12.ca.us.
Registration for the Queensway 5K is now available online at runsignup.com/Race/CA/longbeach/TheQueensway5k.
Queensway 5K race tickets are $35 per person. The 5K run is a timed race. Team discounts for groups of (5) or more are available. For sponsorship opportunities and finish-line vendor space, available at no cost, please contact Michele Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org. All registered race participants will receive same-day access to the Queen Mary and free parking.
For more information, please visit queenmary.com.