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California Dreamin’ Racing Cup

You’ve Conquered the Bridge, now Cruise the Beach!

New Year, New Challenges, New Opportunities. MORE Bling.

As we look towards the new year, we are so excited to introduce the 2017 California Dreamin’ Racing Cup Medal. Start dreamin’ & exploring now.

The California Dreamin’ Racing Cup rewards runners who finish the Surf City Marathon (or Half) and The San Francisco Marathon™ (or Half) in consecutive order. Run both and earn this beautiful medal!


Runners must complete any combination of full or half marathons in each of the two events in consecutive order, starting with either event. For example, if a runner started the series at The San Francisco Marathon (or Half) in July 2016, s/he must complete the Surf City Marathon (or Half) in February 2017 to qualify for the reward. If you completed the challenge at The San Francisco Marathon in 2016, you are not eligible at this years Surf City event. You can complete the challenge again at The San Francisco Marathon in 2017.

If a person misses even one event in consecutive order, they will automatically be disqualified, and they must start over.

2017 Challenge Medal!

The 2017 Cal Dreamin’ Challenge medal is making its debut at Surf City 2017!

Upon completion of the second race in the cup, runners will receive a special Cal Dreamin’ medal to recognize their achievement. Your race bib should have a Cal Dreamin’ logo on it which you will use to pick up your fabulous medal in the expo area ON RACE DAY AFTER you FINISH your second event. If San Fran is your second race in the Cup, be sure to confirm this info is included on your online confirmation for your San Francisco registration. You need a correct bib assignment to pick up your medal in the expo area AFTER YOUR RACE.

MEDALS WILL NOT BE MAILED – so make sure we have your correct info to assign your Cal Dreamin’ race bib you need to pick up your medal on race day in the expo area!

Registration and Official Finish Times

There is no additional cost to registering for and participating in the series. Simply register for each event as usual. Be sure to register early using the same name and birth date for each race. Once a race has sold out, you will NOT be able to register. You must receive an official finish time for each event to qualify.

Already Registered to Cruise the Beach?

The 40th running of The San Francisco Marathon will take place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Known for its scenic views, this USA Track & Field-certified Boston Marathon qualifier race starts at the Ferry Building, runs along the Embarcadero, over the Bridge, along the coastline, through Golden Gate Park and the Haight-Ashbury District and past AT&T Park before finishing in front of Cupid’s Arrow. Marathon events include a Full Marathon and two Half Marathons.

Registration for The 2017 San Francisco Marathon or Half is Open!