The Queen Mary’s Queensway 5K Returns to Support Long Beach Charities and Community Thursday, March 28, 2019

Race Along the Picturesque Events Park and Long Beach Harbor in Support of
Long Beach Rescue Mission and Assistance League of Long Beach

Registration Now Open Online

The 2nd annual Queen Mary’s Queensway 5K invites SoCal to walk, run, and jog for a cause through the Queen Mary’s Events Park and Long Beach Harbor on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The picturesque 5K course takes participants across the Queensway Bridge for breathtaking views of the Long Beach city skyline, along Shoreline Aquatic Park, passing in front of many popular businesses and attractions, and finishing at the Queen Mary Events Park for a post-race celebration. The family-friendly event provides an opportunity to support the Long Beach community, local businesses and charitable organizations. This year, a portion of the Queensway 5K proceeds will go to the Long Beach Rescue Mission and the Assistance League of Long Beach.

“Assistance League of Long Beach is so grateful to be a beneficiary in this year’s Queensway 5K” shared JoAnn McDonald, President of the Board of Directors for the Assistance League of Long Beach. “The proceeds from this event will go to support our community programs that we provide for children in need such as Operation School Bell® and our Orthodontic Program.”

Walk-up registration will be available from 2 to 3 p.m. the day of the event. The Queensway 5K officially kicks off at 4 p.m. with pre-race celebrations including live music and organized stretches. The 5K will begin at 5:30 p.m. Along the 3.1-mile course, participants will witness a year of events and attractions offered at the legendary Queen Mary, as they race alongside and interact with some of the Queen Mary’s signature festival characters.

The finish line celebrations will include music, celebratory medals, a speech by Queen Mary’s Commodore Everette, food, a beer garden and much more. Racers can refuel with culinary tastings from the Queen Mary restaurants like the popular Chelsea Chowder House & Bar and the elegant Sir Winston’s. Craft beer from local favorite Ballast Point Brewery will be available in the beer garden for those 21+. One complimentary beverage and Queen Mary restaurant tasting is included with each race registration (while supplies last).

“We are very excited to participate in the upcoming Queensway 5K at the Queen Mary,” shared Theodore Hicks of the Long Beach Rescue Mission. “Our organization depends on contributions from fundraising events like this year’s 5K race, along with private donors and corporate sponsors, to help us provide the services needed to help individuals overcome challenges and live a life reconciled to God, self and society.”

Registration for the Queensway 5K is now available online at Queensway 5K race tickets are $40 per person. For race teams of (5) or more, use discount code “TEAM” at online checkout. For sponsorship opportunities and finish-line vendor space, available at no cost, please contact Michelle Ward at All registered race participants will receive a completion medal, race t-shirt, same-day access aboard the Queen Mary and free parking. For more information, please visit

About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary, an Urban Commons property, features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Sir Winston’s, Chelsea Chowder House, Promenade Café, Observation Bar, as well as, a weekly award-winning Royal Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring their newest exhibition, Their Finest Hours: Winston Churchill and the Queen Mary. The Queen Mary features 35,000 square feet of event space in 13 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 347 staterooms including nine suites. For more information or for reservations, visit or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.

About Urban Commons

Urban Commons is a Los Angeles-based real estate investment and development firm with a successful track record for developing, repositioning and rebranding assets throughout the United States. The company focuses on impacting under-managed and under-utilized assets by developing innovative and emerging properties to promote optimal economic, social and environmental returns. Since its founding in 2008, Urban Commons has owned and managed over 40 hotels and developed nearly one million square feet of commercial retail space. Website:

Credit: The Queen Mary.

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