Runners, walkers zip past marine life during Aquarium of the Pacific 5K

Sarah Higgens of Long Beach, the top female finisher, exits the aquarium as she nears the finish line at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

The We Run Our Community Kids team of 130 students from Irvine gathers for a group photo before the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

The Trahan family of Long Beach and the Walsh family of Huntington Beach reach the finish line at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Participants get an early start on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Participants run through the aquarium on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, as part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

A few thousand people got an early start on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Participants run through the aquarium on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, as part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Participants run through the aquarium on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, as part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Participants run through the aquarium on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, as part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Participants run through the aquarium on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, as part of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

A few thousand people got an early start on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

A few thousand people got an early start on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

A few thousand people got an early start on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, for the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

About 2,600 people participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Yuthana Kong and Larry Beaver of La Habra flash their medals after running in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Long Beach. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

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Most people mosey their way through museums, zoos and the like — but that wasn’t the case at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Saturday morning, Oct. 8.

The Aquarium of the Pacific 5K Run/Walk, a prelude to Sunday’s Long Beach Marathon, boasted more than 2,000 jogging or strolling along a scenic route — including through the popular aquarium.

The route took participants through Rainbow Harbor, over Queensway Bridge, across Catalina Landing and around the Long Beach aquarium.

The runners and walkers also went through the aquarium, passing by various exhibits.

Participants received a T-shirt, a finisher’s medal and reduced-price admission to the aquarium.

It wasn’t clear, though, if they were cheered on by the fish, otters and other marine life at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

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