Sunday, April 8

“Run the Course” at the Inaugural Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk!

The Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk will take place on the world-famous Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race course! The start/finish line will be on Shoreline Drive, and the course will include S. Pine Avenue, Seaside Way and feature its own hairpin turn at Shoreline and Ocean Blvd. – just like the one that Indy cars navigate every year!

The entry fee per runner is $30 until March 14; on March 15, the fee will be $35 until April 4. On 5K weekend, the fee increases to $40 for those who register on April 7 or race day, April 8.

With your entry fee, you will receive a a finisher medal, an inaugural Grand Prix 5K t-shirt and a complimentary Friday general admission ticket to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a $33 value! Entry fees and other proceeds

from the Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk will go to benefit the Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach, a 501 (c)(3) publicly supported organization whose purpose is to raise funds, through a series of charitable events held in conjunction with the Grand Prix.

Grand Prix 5K sponsorship opportunities are also available – CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

With the Foundation’s low administrative costs, approximately 90 cents of every dollar raised goes to benefit Long Beach charities every year. Since its inception in 1991, the Foundation has raised more than $4 million.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 7

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Packet pick up & late registration at Legends Restaurant & Bar (5236 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803). Runners picking up packets at Legends will receive a 10% discount on any food and beverage items ordered at Legends.

Sunday, April 8

  • 6:00 a.m. – Packet pick up & late registration begins at Runners’ Festival area; Runners’ Festival opens
  • 8:00 a.m. – 5K run/walk begins
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5K run/walk ends; Top finisher awards & prizes
  • 11:00 a.m. – Runners’ Festival area closes

PLEASE NOTE: Event will take place rain or shine.

  • Course map
  • Directions & Parking

    Park your car. Hop a train or bus. From virtually anywhere in Southern California, surface transportation will whisk you right to the downtown gates of the Grand Prix 5K course with no gridlock worries

    Click here for a Google Map of Long Beach

    Enter the following address into your GPS device for driving directions to the event:
    The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
    300 East Ocean Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90802

    Parking will be available at the Convention Center at either the Terrace Parking Garage, Ocean Blvd. & Collins Way, or the Long Beach Arena parking garage at 400 East Seaside Way. To park in the Arena garage, you must be parked by 7:00 a.m.

  • Divisions & Overall Awards

    Age Divisions:

    Under 10

    Age division winners will win awards and overall winners will also receive awards and prizes!

  • FAQ
    What is the last day to register?
    Wednesday, April 4 by midnight – last day to register online. Saturday, April 7 – register the day before the event at Legends Restaurant & Bar (5236 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. 5K participants will receive 10% off their food and beverage bills! Sunday, April 8 – register the day of the event (6:00 a.m. – start of race)
    Can I mail a registration in?
    Yes. Click here for a printable registration form and send it to Grand Prix Foundation c/o Run Racing, 10545 Humbolt Street, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Mail-in registration forms must be received before Wednesday, April 4.
    Can I pick up race items for others?
    In order to pick up race items for others (maximum of 2 other people), you must bring a 1) printed and signed waiver, 2) copy of participant’s photo I.D. (can be a picture on a smart phone).
    Do you offer refunds?
    No, there are no refunds once you are registered. Event will take place rain or shine.
    When are the price increases?
    Until March 14, the price is $30 to enter. On March 15, the price increases to $35. On April 7, the price increases to $40.
    Where will the race course run?
    The 5K course will start at the official Grand Prix start/finish line on Shoreline Drive, then head up Pine Avenue and Seaside Way, returning to Shoreline Drive on a two-lap tour of the circuit. To minimize impact on local businesses, the running portion of the 5K event will conclude at 9:30 a.m. The course will not utilize the eastbound lanes of Shoreline Drive nor the southbound lanes of Pine Ave. All businesses will remain open and available during the 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. run.
    How can I get more involved in the Grand Prix 5K?
    Visit our "Get Involved" tab at the top of the page. There is information about volunteering, sponsorship and being an exhibitor in the Runners' Festival area.

Get Involved


We are looking for volunteers to help with packet pickup, pre-event prep, traffic control, the exhibitor area and course management. Please visit our volunteer portal and fill out the form if you are interested.

For more information, call (562) 490-4509 or e-mail [email protected] if you are interested in helping out.


Promote your business and support the Grand Prix Foundation and Long Beach charities! Our sponsors make the inaugural Grand Prix 5K Run possible through their participation and community outreach. Click here to download more information on becoming a sponsor, or contact Ken Miller at (310) 621-0484 or [email protected].


Promote your products and services at the inaugural Grand Prix 5K Run/Walk’s Runners’ Festival! The Runners’ Festival is located in Lagoon Park, adjacent to the Long Beach Arena, and will run Sunday, April 8 from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

For more information about the Grand Prix 5K, contact the Grand Prix Foundation at (562) 490-4509 or e-mail to [email protected]

T-Shirt Sponsors

Bubba Burger

Finishers’ Medal Sponsors

Long Beach Century Club


Winners’ Medal Sponsors

Schooner or LaterTantalum

Bronze Sponsors

Friends of Grand Prix 5K

  • Gail and Jim Gray
  • Murphy, Murphy & Murphy, Inc. Certified Public Accountants (Cypress, CA)
  • Murphy Financial Services (Cypress, CA)