Event Schedule and Details

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Date and Location:

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Marina Green
386 E. Shoreline Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802

Course map

Early Packet Pickup and Walk-up Registration:

Want to avoid the registration line on the morning of event day? Pick up your race bib and t-shirt the day before! You can have a family member or friend pick up your bib and T-shirt if you are registered and unable to claim it yourself. 

When:   Friday, November 17th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm
Where:  Road Runner Sports
              25359 Crenshaw Blvd.
              Torrance, CA 90505
              (310) 326-8530 

Team Captains: If you will be picking up for an entire team, please email Angie Larson at alarson2@nmdp.org by 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 16th to reserve a pickup time.

Save time! Click here to download the Walk-up Registration form. Fill out the Walk-up Registration form and bring it with you to register at early packet pickup or on the morning of event day (we accept cash, check, or credit card payments).

BONUS! You'll get $10 from Road Runner Sports to spend on anything you want in the store! Or join the VIP Family and save 25% on everything! Don't miss out on this exclusive gift for race participants only when you join the Packet Pickup Party! Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Event Day Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Event Village opens
7:30 a.m. – Registration/Packet Pickup opens
7:30 a.m. – Be The Match Registry Drive opens
8:15 a.m. – Marrow/PBSC Donor & Transplant Recipient/Patient photo (at stage)
8:30 a.m. – Welcome Program and Top Fundraising Awards
8:45 a.m. – Tot Trot
9:00 a.m. – 5K
9:05 a.m. – 1K

Once running results are final, winners will be announced and prizes will be available for pickup at the Information Tent.

Specialty bibs are available for marrow donors, transplant recipients and supporters who are participating in honor or memory of a special person. Pick up your bib at the Be The Match Tent in the Event Village.

Please note: We do not offer a bag drop. Please leave any items you don’t want to carry in a secure location.

Course Information:

The 1K and 5K routes will take place on a paved running/biking beach path. While there are no vehicles on this path, it is open to the public and popular with joggers & cyclists. Please be courteous to other runners, walkers, and cyclists by staying on your right…especially if you will be accompanied by children and strollers. We are better neighbors when we don't block the whole path by walking 4-5 across, so please walk in pairs and leave room for other beach-goers to enjoy the paths as well.

It is important to also pay special attention to directions provided by the signage and course marshals.

The Tot Trot is approximately 150-200 feet. 

Event Village Information:

Thank you to our Event Village Exhibitors

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Multiple Myeloma Journey Partners
RXBar
Southern California Garrison
Starbucks

Thank you for our Community Partners

BJ’s Restaurants
Forty Niner Shops
Road Runner Sports
Starbucks
Stemcyte

Fundraising Incentives and Running Awards:

Click here for fundraising incentives and running awards information.

Community Outreach:

We are looking for volunteer leaders! Be part of the Local Organizing Committee that is dedicated to helping the event reach its goals in order to save more lives. Committee members serve as ambassadors of Be The Match Walk+Run, and promote the Be The Match Walk+Run in the local community. No experience is necessary.

You can also help us get the word out about your participation in the Be The Match Walk+Run. Build awareness and help boost the funds you raise by spreading the word to your social networks or by posting event posters and postcards in your community.

Contact Angie Larson at angela.larson@nmdp.org  for more information about the committee or to request posters and/or postcards.

Parking Information:

Parking is available at the Long Beach Convention Center in the Elephant Lot for $15. This year's pricing is slightly increased from previous years. Please follow directional signage and volunteers to the lot, which can be accessed from Shoreline and Linden. Although credit cards are acceptable payment, you may consider bringing cash to expedite the parking process. The event will take place across Shoreline at Marina Green. 

Additional metered parking is available at Marina Green but spaces are limited. Please be mindful of meter rates and enforcement times.