The Surf City USA Marathon is a runner's dream. Taking place on the morning of Superbowl Sunday, the first Sunday in February, the oceanfront course takes you through the best of Huntington Beach. From Pacific Coast Highway to Central Park, the mostly flat course is perfect for new marathoners and is even used by some as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Each year, thousands of runners and their families come to enjoy this annual tradition. In addition to the full marathon, the event includes a half marathon and a health and safety expo at the beach. Registration for the marathon opens in late spring each year. Marathon registrations and hotels do sell out; advance reservations are highly recommended. For more information about the Surf City USA marathon, visit their website.
The Surf City USA marathon is just one of many running events in Huntington Beach. Throughout the year, events such as the annual Turkey Trot, Surf City 10 Miler, and more are held here. Those who prefer a slower pace can join one of the many charitable run/walks such as Walk Like MADD, the Walk to End Alzheimer's, and the Relay for Life. For more information about run/walk events in Huntington Beach, view the event calendar below.