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Runner Requests

Transfer Requests From One Race Category to Another

If you are already registered for the event, you may transfer or upgrade from one category to the other, AS LONG AS THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE in the race in which you want to transfer. Please see below to submit your request.

Cancellations – Entries are Non Refundable and Non Transferable from Person to Person

Please be aware that ALL entries are non transferable and non refundable. Entries are good only for the year they are intended. Entries cannot be deferred from one year to the next and are non-transferable from person to person. This applies whether or not you may be injured, have moved, or any other reason. We cannot make any exceptions to this policy. Thank you for your understanding.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Transfer Requests From One Race Category to Another

If you are already registered for the event, you may transfer or upgrade from one category to the other, AS LONG AS THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE in the race in which you want to transfer.

Upgrading from the Half to the Full Marathon
  • Transfers from the Half to the Full Marathon are NOT guaranteed.
  • Email us at info@runsurfcity.com to request your race transfer. NOTE: there will be a charge covering the difference between your initial payment and the currant half marathon price.
  • Your bib may not reflect the change, depending on the date of the transfer, but the timing chip will be updated.
Downgrading from the Full to the Half.

  • Transfers from the Full Marathon to the Half Marathon course are NOT guaranteed and must be submitted prior to the event.
  • Email us at info@raceforce.com to request your race transfer. There is a $15 administration fee. We are carefully monitoring all transfers in order to ensure the quality of our event.
  • Your bib may not reflect the change, depending on the transfer request date but the timing chip will be updated.

Cancellations – Entries are Non Refundable and Non Transferable from Person to Person

Please be aware that ALL entries are non transferable and non refundable. Entries are good only for the year they are intended. Entries cannot be deferred from one year to the next and are non-transferable from person to person. This applies whether or not you may be injured, have moved, or any other reason. We cannot make any exceptions to this policy. Thank you for your understanding.

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Parking

You have several options when parking for the 2018 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon. Please review the information below with the corresponding Parking and Shuttle Maps to make the best decision. We highly recommend having more than 1 option as our parking lots fill up FAST. Please make sure that you CAREFULLY READ ALL STREET SIGNS.

THERE WILL BE NO EVENT PARKING AT THE BEACH PROMENADE SHOPPING CENTER. YOU WILL BE TOWED.


PLEASE NOTE: DOWNTOWN PARKING GARAGES HAVE NOT FILLED UP IN THE PAST.

Free Parking

The state beach lots south of Beach Blvd., including Newland, Magnolia, and Brookhurst are all free on RACE DAY ONLY. These lots will be the FIRST to fill up. Please check the map and have alternate parking options. Other free areas include much of the street parking between Beach Blvd. and Huntington Street, east of Pacific Coast Highway. Metered parking rates apply in full.

NOTE: There will be FREE parking in the City Beach Parking Lot indicated on the map on Friday and Saturday ONLY

Paid Parking

You will be able to park in the city of Huntington Beach as additional options. Parking rates for the lots are $15. Please bring exact change.

NOTE: The state beach lots are NOT free on Friday and Saturday for the Expo, ONLY on Race Day. The cost of these lots are $6.50 for the first 2 hours, and an additional $2 for each hour after.

Half Marathon Overflow Parking

In the event that our designated parking areas are full, we will have overflow parking available at the following locations with shuttle service pre and post race:

EDISON HIGH SCHOOL: Located at the corner of Magnolia and Hamilton
NEWLAND CENTER: Located at the corner of Beach Blvd. and Adams

Description

Marathon by the Mile

Miles 1–2: Huntington Beach Pier & Main Street
Start on Pacific Coast Highway between the ocean and the Hilton Waterfront Beach Hotel. Running north, the Huntington Beach Pier and Main Street are less than a mile away. Look to the left to enjoy the famous Huntington Beach Pier. The next time you see it, you will be on the beachfront running path at mile 25!
Miles 2–9: Huntington Central Park
Just past the second mile marker, at the first retro surf band station, turn inland on Seapoint and head for Huntington Central Park. On this stretch, you will encounter the course’s only incline, between miles 3 and 4. But take heart; there are hundreds of kids at the park, waiting to cheer you on! They love marathon runners and get up early every year to come to the park, hand out water and yell words of encouragement! These will be your biggest fans!Feeding off energy from the kids in the park, head down Seapoint back toward the ocean. Enjoy the ocean view all the way down to PCH.
Miles 9–15: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve
Just past mile nine, take a right on PCH and absorb the energy from the ocean! Breathe in the fresh sea air as you continue north on the highway. The Bolsa Chica Reserve wetlands roll out to the right. This 300 acre ecological wonder is a sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds. Bolsa Chica, along with the rest of Huntington Beach, CA, has some of the nation’s best birding! Nearly half of the birds found in the U.S. have been seen in Huntington Beach. Sightings of great blue herons, snowy egrets and brown pelicans are common; lucky bird watchers can even spot a rare white pelican at the right time of the year.
Miles 16–25: Beachfront Running Path
Starting on mile sixteen, the course leaves Pacific Coast Highway and continues on a beachfront running path paved right over the sand! These are the same beaches where the legends of surf movies and music were made. Observe local surfers in their natural habitat with the waves crashing just yards away. Run all the way back to the pier, where a crowd of spectators will be cheering from above!
The Last Mile: A Spectacular Finish
After turning at the pier, work your way up through the lifeguard station back to Pacific Coast Highway. As you come on to the highway, you will be less than a mile from the finish line. It’s a straight shot from there, and the finish line banner is just ahead. Spectators line the highway to cheer you to the finish line!
Things to Know
About eight miles of the marathon course runs on the multi purpose beachfront running path that winds through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. This public path is not part of the closed course and you may encounter walkers, bicyclists, and others who are not participating in the race. It is only 8 feet wide in some places, which is why we limit the marathon event to 2,000 participants. Special Note to wheelchair participants: The Multi Purpose Beach Path has a speed limit of 8 MPH that must be observed at all times. Most wheelchair participants select our Half Marathon course, which stays on the main roadways.
• An early start is not available

Pace Groups

The CLIF BAR Pace Team will be this year’s “official” Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon Pace Team. Here’s How It Works: Each Pace Leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the race, and by following your Pace Team leader, you’ll cross the finish line under two minutes of your goal time. Full marathon Page Groups: 3:05, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 and 5:30

Support Overview

The 2,000+ volunteers of the Surf City USA Marathon and Half Marathon prepare year round for your arrival and are ready to support all your race day needs.

Become a volunteer
Medical Staff Volunteers

For more information on becoming a part of the volunteer medical staff, certified medical personnel may contact our Volunteer Coordinator at info@runsurfcity.com, at least 60 days prior to the next event date.

Event Waiver


Event Waiver:

By indicating your acceptance, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows:
I wish to participate in the Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon scheduled to take place on February 4, 2018 (the “Event”) and I agree to abide by all rules, regulations and instructions of the Event, as well as all applicable municipal and state laws and regulations.

I understand that participating in the Event, which includes the use of public streets and facilities, is a potentially hazardous activity, can result in serious personal injury or death and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I am aware of and expressly assume full and complete responsibility for all risks associated with participating in this Event, including, without limitation, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, traffic, and the conditions of the streets and routes used by the Event, and I assert that my participation in this Event is voluntary.

In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Event, I, for myself and for anyone entitled to act on my behalf, hereby waive and release, from any and all claims for injuries and damages I may have arising out of the Event or my participation in the Event, the Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon, City of Huntington Beach, the State of California, Pacific Shoreline Marathon, LLC, Raceforce, LLC, USA Sports & Entertainment, Motiv Sports, USA Track and Field, Inc.and all municipal agencies, all sponsors, promoters, officials, participating clubs, communities, organizations, friends of the Event, participants, volunteers, vendors, government and public entities (including, without limitation, the various departments of transportation), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, predecessors, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives, including, without limitation, any medical team which provides services during or after the Event (the “Releasees”).

I intend by this Waiver and Release, in advance, to waive my rights, to covenant not to sue to release for future claims, and to discharge all of the Releasees, from any and all loss or damage, including, but not limited to claims for damages for death, personal injury or property loss, theft or damage that I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation in all or any portion of the Event, even though that liability may arise from negligence (whether simple or gross), carelessness, or recklessness on the part of any of the Releasees, from dangerous or defective streets, facilities, property or equipment owned, maintained, or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I further agree to indemnify the Releasees from any and all damages, costs, claims or demands (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) made by any third party caused in whole or in part by my actions. I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release is binding on my heirs, assigns, and legal representatives.

I attest that I am physically capable of, and have sufficiently trained for, completing the Event. If I am aware of or under treatment for any physical infirmity, disorder, ailment, or illness, my medical care provider has been apprised of, and has approved of, my participation in the Event. I acknowledge that I, and I alone, am solely responsible for my personal health and safety, and the personal property I bring with me.

I consent to receive medical treatment which may be advisable in the event of illness or injuries suffered by me during the Event, and I agree to pay for the costs of any such medical treatment. I agree that my participation in the Event is subject to the sole discretion of the organizers of the Event, and that my participation may be limited or terminated, with or without cause. I understand that the Event may be delayed, postponed or canceled due to a cause or event that is not reasonably foreseeable or otherwise caused by or under the control of the Surf City Marathon, including without limitation, acts of God, fires, floods, explosions, riots, wars, sabotage, terrorism, vandalism, accidents, governmental acts, injunctions, strikes and other like events that are beyond the reasonable anticipation and control of the organizers. I understand that my registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

I give permission to the Surf City Marathon, RaceForce, LLC, and each of their respective parents, predecessors, successors, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents, for the free use of my name, photograph, voice, or likeness, in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion, or other account of the Event or marketing or promotion for future or similar events, and waive any rights of privacy I may have in that regard. I further understand and consent that I will periodically be receiving communications related to my participation in the Event.

THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE SHALL BE INTERPRETED AND THE RIGHTS OF THE PARTIES DETERMINED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THE LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR ANY DISPUTE ARISING UNDER, OR PERTAINING TO, THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE.

I expressly agree that this Waiver and Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the laws of the State of California and that if any provision of this Waiver and Release shall be found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Waiver and Release and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

I have carefully read this Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a binding contract between myself and the Releasees, and I sign it of my own free will. I understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am signing this Waiver and Release freely and voluntarily, and intend by my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.

If I am under the age of 18, I understand I MUST have a parent or guardian approve and sign this Waiver and Release on my behalf.

Executed on this __ day of _____________, 2017/ 2018 in the City of _____________, ___________.


_______________________________
(Name)
_______________________________
_______________________________
(Address)

_______________________________
(Signature)

COMPLETE SECTION BELOW ONLY IF YOU ARE A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A PARTICIPANT UNDER THE AGE OF 18

I represent and warrant that I am the parent or guardian of the above named participant (“Minor”). I give my approval for the Minor’s participation in the Event. I assume all risks and hazards incidental to the Minor’s participation in the Event and I release, absolve, indemnify and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties for any claim arising out of an injury to the Minor and from any Claims, arising out of or connected with the Minor’s participation in the Event. I consent to the foregoing and grant permission for the Minor to participate in the Event. I acknowledge I have carefully read, accepted and agreed to the terms of this Waiver and Release, Assumption of Risk and Consent to Medical Treatment, know and understand its terms.

Minor’s First & Last Name (Printed) ____________________________
Parent’s/Guardian’s First and Last Name (Printed):____________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name (Signed):_________________________
Dated:______________________