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Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon – California’s Classic Favorite

Congratulations on securing your spot to #RunSurfCity. We want to make sure that you have everything you need to make your experience as seamless as possible. Below you will find all needed information you need to succeed.

Please make sure to PRINT, SIGN and bring this WAIVER with you for Packet Pick up.

2018 registration

Check out our 2018 Surf City Booth during the Active Lifestyle expo for our registration specials!
First 300 people to register will receive our brand new Surf City keychain that is also a bottle opener.

And if you ran with us in 2016, you know these spots will go fast…


The Course

Start Time:

– Wheelchair Marathon: 6:25 a.m.
– Full Marathon: 6:30 a.m.
– Half Marathon: 7.45 a.m.

This award-winning course is considered one of the best courses in the country. As our most popular track, it is well known for being scenic and flat. Runners come from all over to experience this exhilarating run. View the Surf City USA Marathon Course Map for 2017. Click on the image to enlarge.

Bib & Packet Pick-Up


All runners MUST attend the Active Lifestyle Expo to pick up their race number, event tee and tote. RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE (unless a Surf City VIP Registration has been purchased)! Limited VIP upgrades are still available here.


– Friday, February 3rd from 1PM to 7PM
– Saturday, February 4th from 9AM to 5PM


Huntington Beach Parking Lot
21291 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Click here for Map & Directions.

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Race results

We’re excited to offer live tracking for our 2017 event. Make sure to share it with all your friends and family. LIVE TRACKING


The top male and female finishers in the marathon and half marathon will receive commemorative awards. In our effort to award the top runners in each age category based on the final leaderboard, Age group winners will be awarded after race weekend. Age Awards will be mailed out 1 week after the event after all the times have been verified. No age awards will be mailed out of the United States.

Race Photography

Race photos and Finishers’ Certificates will be available via:


Finisher Jackets & VIP Upgrades

Pre-Order YOUR 2017 Finisher Jacket here.

Want the Jacket AND VIP Treatment? Upgrade your registration to VIP and this sleek, soft-brushed jacket will be yours, along with many additional perks including:
– Race Day Packet Pickup if you plan to arrive Sunday morning ready to run
– VIP Hassle-Free Parking directly outside the Expo for both Saturday and Sunday (Race Day).*
– Unlimited VIP Lounge access on raceday
– Pre-race Energizing Breakfast Items served in the Lounge
– Private Gear Check with Pick-up at Finish Line inside the VIP Lounge
– Post-race refueling food and drink (an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available)
– Dedicated VIP entrance to the post-race Beer Garden, if you want to venture out of the VIP Lounge
– Private VIP restrooms with sinks!
– Heated seating areas
– Private post-race massage
– Your 2017 Finisher’s Jacket – delivered with your packet

Click here and make sure to select the VIP Upgrade ($275). VIP Guest (non-runners) tickets can be purchased for $75.

VIP and Pre-orders will both be GUARANTEED their jacket at Packet Pick-Up at the Expo.

Limited quantities and sizes will be available for purchase at the expo.


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.

For more info, visit our Parking Page.



We will have FREE shuttle service from most of the parking lots indicated on the map including Overflow Parking. Please refer to the map for shuttle stop locations. Shuttles are round-trip. For more info, visit our Shuttle Page.



Challenge programs

If you are completing your Beach Cities Challenge, Double Dog Dare or Cal Dreamin’ Racing cup at Surf City, your bib will indicate that you are eligible to pick up your special medal on Sunday, Feb 5, at the Finish Line.

Please make sure to double check your bib at the Expo. Should you have any concerns, our Solutions Desk will be there to help you.


Legacy Runners

Congratulations on becoming a Surf City Legacy Club member!

As a legacy runner, you will get:
– Special Legacy Shirt: Don’t forget to pick it up at the Expo.
– Exclusive Legacy Club Beer Garden Entrance and Serving Lines!

Live tracking

We’re excited to offer live tracking for our 2017 event. Make sure to share it with all your friends and family. LIVE TRACKING

Official Merchandising


Proudly wear the colors of Surf City! Check out our official Merchandising online NOW or at the Lifestyle expo, February 3-5, 2017.

Make it social

Join our community and make sure to use #RunSurfCity when you post your event photos! Be a part of the conversation and see how much of a great time all of your fellow runners are having along the course. One lucky person who uses the hashtag will win a FREE entry to next year’s race!