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Check this page for all you need to know about picking up your race bib, timing chip
and all instructions you need to know before Race Day!

Packet Pick up Expo Hours

  • Friday  February 5: 3:00PM - 7:00PM

  • Saturday  February 6: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • There is NO Race Day packet pick up.

    Expo Location

    The expo is located in the beach parking lot across Pacific Coast Highway from the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort at 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, California 92648.

    Friday & Saturday

    There will be an Expo shuttle bus that will operate from the State Beach parking lot to the Hyatt bridge, from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM, on Friday, and from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, on Saturday.

    Packet Pick-up by Friends

    If you are having a friend or family member pick up your bib, they will need to bring a copy of your id and a signed waiver .

    Transfer Requests

    We can accommodate transfer requests from one race category to another only as long as there is space available in that race category. After a race is full, no more transfers will be available. Thank you for your understanding. Please read our TRANSFER POLICY.

    Race Bibs

    You must wear your race bib at all times during the race. Runners without a bib will NOT be allowed on the course or in the start/finish area. If you purchase a race bib from someone else, you are NOT considered an official registrant and will NOT be allowed on the course.

  • Complete all emergency information on the back of your bib
  • Race bib MUST be visible and worn on the FRONT and outside clothing during the entire race
  • Your race bib is non-transferable and may only be worn by you
  • Runner wearing someone else's bib will not be allowed on the course
  • Securely fasten your number on the front of your external shirt

  • Race Timing

    The Marathon and Half Marathon will be timed using the Chrono Track Tag Timing system. When you pick up your bib number, your timing device tag will be attached to your bib.


    If you are part of one or more of these groups,CHECK YOUR ONLINE RACE CONFIRMATION CAREFULLY to make sure you are on the list. This must show up on your online confirmation for you to receive the correct race bib. Use these logos on your race bib to claim your special rewards and merchandise. If you think you qualify for one of these programs and it does not show up on your online confirmation, please EMAIL SUPPORT for a correction right away.

    Beach Cities Challenge Qualifiers

    If this is your third race in the Beach Cities Challenge (you finished both OC and Long Beach in 2014), your race bib should have the Beach Cities logo on it. Pick up your bling AFTER you finish your race on SUNDAY inside the main expo tent in the Beach Cities booth. Then go show off to your friends! Yay, you did it!!

    California Dreamin' Qualifiers

    If you ran the full or half marathon at the 2014 San Francisco Marathon last July, your race bib should have the California Dreamin' logo on it. Pick up your reward AFTER you finish your race on SUNDAY inside the main expo tent in the Cal Dreamin' booth! Way to go!

    Double Dog Dare Qualifiers (39+ miles)

    If you ran a Full or Half at OC in 2014 and Surf City Half or Full in 2015 for a combined 39 miles you will qualify for a Double Dog Tag as your reward. Tags will be available after the race in the Expo Tent at the Double Dog Dare table. Bow WOW TO YOU!

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