5K [3.1 MILES]


Don’t miss out on the Surf City fun!  If you can’t do the longer distance, take part in the 5K and keep a part of the action!  Enjoy ocean views throughout your race and enjoy the beer garden before the marathon and half marathoners make their way back to the finish line!

Date: February 4, 2024
Start Time: 7:00am
Start Location: intersection of Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street
Finish Location: 1 block north of intersection of Pacific Coast Highway & Huntington Street

5K Packet Pick-up
Friday, February 2nd
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Huntington Beach Parking Lots – 21291 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Saturday, February 3rd
10:00am – 4:00pm
Huntington Beach Parking Lots – 21291 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Runner Perks

  • Surf City-themed finisher medal
  • Premium event shirt
  • Surf City Marathon tote bag
  • (1) complimentary beer at the Finish Festival
  • Aid station along the course
  • Finish-area refreshments



Starting the race, you will head north on Pacific Coast Highway toward the famous Huntington Beach Pier.  Enjoy ocean views throughout the race as you make a u-turn and head back toward Main Street Huntington Beach.  Once you pass the Pier, you will have less than a mile to go before crossing the finish line!


There are multiple locations available for parking with convenience to the start and finish lines.  Review the Parking & Transportation page of our website for updated information.


Please find the approximate aid station locations below:

Mile 1.5*

Water and Gatorade Lemon Lime and Glacier Freeze is provided at the aid station on course.


Gear Check will be available for all 5K participants.  Gear check will be located in the Huntington Beach Parking Lots under the big tent.  When in the start chute, the gear check area is to the the left.  The gear check tent will stay in the same location throughout the duration of the race.

Clear, plastic bags, will be available at the Race Expo for use at the Gear Check tent.  All items must be placed in this clear bag.  Please attach the gear check tag on your bib to your clear plastic bag using the provided cable ties.

Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 6:00am in the Huntington Beach Parking Lots and must be picked up no later than 1:00pm.  Please do not check valuables.  Gear is checked at your own risk.  The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.


The 5K has a course time limit of 1.5 hours.  Participants will need to maintain a pace of 29:00 minutes per mile in order to complete the race.  Due to the nature of our event permit, if a participant falls behind the established pace time, they may be asked to join the sweep vehicle to be moved ahead on course.


The top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K will receive an overall award.

The top placing male and female finisher in each age group in the 5K will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below:
Under 15, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table in the Huntington Beach Parking Lots.  Awards will not be mailed post-race.


There is no age minimum to participate in the 5K.

2024 Race Shirt

2024 Finisher Medal

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