• Runners will observe a moment of silence before Sunday’s Marathon and Half Marathon

  • On course tribute planned for Mile 8 and Mile 24 in remembrance of Orange County residents

  • 17,000 runners to participant in 24th annual event on the Pacific Coast Highway this weekend

One of the largest special events in Orange County, the 2020 Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon will welcome 17,000 runners to the Pacific Coast Highway on Sunday morning.

In memory of the nine Orange County residents tragically killed in a helicopter crash last weekend, the race will being with an extended moment of silence in remembrance of the victims and families affected. 

Participants can also pay their respects during the marathon and half marathon at a special on-course tribute planned for mile markers 8 and 24.  

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Schedule of Events

Friday, January 31

1:00 pm  – 7:00pm

Active Lifestyle Expo

21291 Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach, CA 92648 

The expo features the latest in fitness apparel, free nutritional samples and interactive displays. Participants pick up their race number and t-shirt at the expo.


Saturday, February 1

11:00 am – Beach Mile on the Sand

21291 Pacific Coast Highway

Huntington Beach, CA 92648


10:00am – 4:00pm

Active Lifestyle Expo

Huntington Beach Parking Lot

The Beach Mile is a race full of sand, surf and smiles. A family-friendly event featuring kids races.

More than 100 exhibitors offering the latest running gear, training tips and interactive clinics.  


Sunday, February  2 - RACE DAY

6:28 am – Moment of Silence   

6:30 am – Marathon Start

7:00 am – 5k Start

7:43 am – Moment of Silence  

7:45 am – Half Marathon Start  

Start Line:  Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Street. 

Finish Line:  Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street