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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.
  • Login to your Imathlete account and select the Option “Switch Classes” to upgrade from the half to the full Marathon.
  • 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.
  • Click here to submit your request and select “Distance Downgrade Administration Fee”. 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.
transfer

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 2017 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

A Snail’s Pace Running Club will be providing complimentary Pace Group leaders for both the Half and Full Marathon. Two pacers will be provided for each of the different pace groups.

The Pacers will line up at the start line with a sign indicating their predicted finish time. You will be able to recognize the pace leaders by their Snails Pace Pacer Singlet and hand held pace sign. The pacers will help you reach your goal finishing time by keeping a steady pace. You do not have to stay with your pace group. This service is provided to maximize your chances of achieving your goals.

Marathon pace Leader Waves

3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 3:50, 4:00, 4:10, 4:15, 4:20, 4:25, 4:30, 4:40, 5:00, 5:10 and 5:25.

Openings for Experienced Pacers

We have a few openings for experienced volunteer pacers to join the Snail’s Pace/Surf City USA Marathon pacing team for the upcoming Marathon and Half Marathon. As a volunteer pacer, you will receive a complimentary entry, volunteer parking pass, and a Snail’s Pace Pacer Custom Singlet. We will assign two pacers for each pace group. Interested experienced runners can contact Bob.Morris@asnailspace.net

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

This section of the site will provide you details of what will be available to you on race day to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable run. Please review the information carefully to prepare yourself for the event.

The location of aid stations are posted in the course sections of the site.

It is highly recommended that you integrate the course nutrition into your training regime.

Finish Line Food

Dole Fruit Cups: At the finish line, runners will enjoy bite-size DOLE Pineapple, Mixed Fruit, Tropical Fruit, Mandarin Oranges, Pears, and Peaches that are all packed in 100% fruit juices! And, these convenient plastic containers include easy-to-open peel-off lids and don’t require refrigeration for active people on the run!

Also available will be Clif Bar, Lara Bar, Fig Newtons, Bananas and Food Should Taste Good Chips.*

*subject to change

Medical Information

The Medical Team, directed by Dr. Bassil Aish, is a dedicated group of medical professionals, available to assess any race day medical needs and administer acute first aid when necessary. The Huntington Beach Fire Department teams and medical aid stations will be positioned along the course.

The Huntington Beach RACES radio personnel will be posted at all AID Stations as well as many other locations along the course to assist with rapid response radio communications to support the medical teams. If you need help, look for a RACES member in a bright orange jacket.

The City of Huntington Beach has ambulance stations along the course for quick response. One large medical station will be located at the Finish Line. Look for large RED and WHITE tents and for our medical volunteers dressed in RED vests for complimentary help before, during and after the race.

Dr. Bassil Aish, Medical Director

Bassil Aish, M.D., has been the Medical Director for this event since 2002. Specializing in Sports Medicine and Family Practice, he also plays key roles in national research studies relating to sports injuries and training for sport.

Dr. Aish supervises the over 120 health care professionals who work the medical stations along the course and at the finish line. His team includes doctors, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors, emergency medical technicians and other certified medical staff.

Dr. Aish has an impressive list of accomplishments. He is a UCLA bred Sports Medicine Physician and Family Physician. Dr. Aish received his degree with honors from the University of California at Berkeley and completed internship,residency and sports medicine fellowship programs at UCLA. Dr. Aish served as a UCLA medical school clinical instructor and team physician for UCLA football, track and field, soccer, and swimming, leaving to work with U.S. Olympic national athletic teams and enter into practice in his hometown, Huntington Beach. Dr. Aish also proudly serves as team physician for Goldenwest College and Huntington Beach High School. He is a regular on camera and the Chief Medical Advisor for the Fox Sports Emmy Award winning show “Sport Science”. Dr. Aish is a father of two, Quincy and Mia.

Dr. Aish has been recognized for his specialization in running mechanics and speaks nationally on running injuries. He is an experienced, published medical researcher with work in areas including exercise induced asthma, osteoporosis in athletes, supplements in sport, and strength and flexibility training in the young athlete. He is strong believer in the physical, mental, social and spiritual benefits of sport to children and adults of all ages.

Dr. Bassil Aish
Beach Physicians Medical Group
17742 Beach Blvd., #215
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 848-1655

Hospital Affiliations
Huntington Beach Hospital
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Hoag Hospital

Board Certification
American Board Family Practice

Education and Training
George Washington University
MD (1994)

UCLA Medical Center
Internship/Residency
(1995–1997)

UCLA
Fellowship – Sports Medicine
(1997–1999)

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 5, 2017 (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, Causeforce, LLC, Raceforce, LLC, Omniforce, LLC, 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 _____________, 2016/ 2017 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:______________________


I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am traveling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises of the event. I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters, I Am Athlete, LLC (“imATHLETE”), SportsWare, Inc. and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all of my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event.

I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise. I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the above parties to use any photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, website images, recordings or any other record of this event.

imATHLETE REGISTRATION AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY WAIVER (the “Agreement and Waiver”)

1. Authority to Register and/or to Act as Agent.

You represent and warrant to imATHLETE that you have full legal authority to complete this event registration on behalf of yourself and/or any party you are registering (the “Registered Parties”), including full authority to make use of the credit or debit card to which registration fees will be charged. As used in this Agreement and Waiver, imATHLETE refers to I Am Athlete, LLC and any and all subsidiaries, affiliated entities, or entities that control or are controlled by I Am Athlete, LLC, singly or together and its officers, employees, contractors, subcontractors and agents.

If you are registering a child under the age of 18 or an incapacitated adult you represent and warrant that you are the parent or legal guardian of that party and have the legal authority to enter into this agreement on their behalf and by proceeding with this event registration, you agree that the terms of this Agreement and Waiver shall apply equally to all Registered Parties. By registering a child under 13, you agree and consent to the collection of that child’s information which you provide for the purposes of registration.

2. Waiver.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT IS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS, AND THAT A REGISTERED PARTY SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS THEY ARE MEDICALLY ABLE AND PROPERLY TRAINED. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT EVENTS MAY BE HELD OVER PUBLIC ROADS AND FACILITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE EVENT AND UPON WHICH HAZARDS ARE TO BE EXPECTED. PARTICIPATION CARRIES WITH IT CERTAIN INHERENT RISKS THAT CANNOT BE ELIMINATED COMPLETELY RANGING FROM MINOR INJURIES TO CATASTROPHIC INJURIES INCLUDING DEATH. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT, YOU AND ANY REGISTERED PARTY, THE HEIRS, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS OF YOU OR THE REGISTERED PARTY DO HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE imATHLETE FOR ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT BY YOU OR ANY REGISTERED PARTY.

3. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties.

imATHLETE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE imATHLETE OR (B) FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR (C) RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH imATHLETE OR (D) RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF imATHLETE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF imATHLETE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. imATHLETE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. imATHLETE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

imATHLETE makes no warranty that the imATHLETE sites’ services will be uninterrupted, secure or error free. imATHLETE does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information in, or provided in connection with, the imATHLETE sites. imATHLETE is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of such information. You understand and agree that any material and/or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the imATHLETE sites is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your own computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material and/or data.

4. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold each of imATHLETE harmless from and against any and all damages, costs, claims or demands, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising from or relating to your use of imATHLETE or the violation of any term of this Agreement and Waiver as well as the Terms of Service located at: http://www.imATHLETE.com/account/info/TermsOfUse.aspx by you.

5. Applicable Law; Consent to Jurisdiction.

The imATHLETE sites (excluding linked sites) are controlled by imATHLETE from its offices within the State of California, United States of America. By completing this event registration, both you and imATHLETE agree that the statutes and laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to this event registration, this Agreement and Waiver, the Terms of Use or other use of the imATHLETE sites. You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with imATHLETE resides in the courts of the State of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of California in connection with any dispute including any claim involving imATHLETE or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

6. Severability.

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

BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER, YOU ARE AFFIRMING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS AGREEMENT AND WAIVER AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO SUE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING THE AGREEMENT AND WAIVER FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY, AND INTEND BY YOUR ACCEPTANCE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.