Beach Cities Challenge
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Shoot for the Stars: Cruise the Beach Cities for Your Next Challenge

Pacific Coast Highway never looked so good! Conquer the Beach Cities Challenge by completing, in consecutive order, any combo of full or half marathons at the Surf City Marathon, the U.S. Bank OC Marathon, and the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon. Introducing the 2017 Golden Pacific Sea Star Medal!

Now you can “Shoot for the Stars” and get your own Starfish Medal in 2017! Register for you next race today! #runlongbeach #theSCmarathon #runtheoc #runthebeachcitieschallenge Challenge finishers receive this beautiful challenge medal depicting all three races!

Beach Cities Challenge

Challenge rules
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Challenge Information: Rules

Runners must complete any combination of full or half marathons in each of the three events in consecutive order, starting with any of the three events. For example, if a runner started the series at Surf City Marathon in 2017, s/he must complete OC Marathon 2017 and Long Beach Marathon 2017 to qualify for the reward.

If a person misses even one event in consecutive order, they will automatically be disqualified, and they must start over.

Medal Pick-Up
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Where & When do I get my Beach Cities Challenge medal?

Upon completion of the third race in the series, runners will receive a special Beach Cities medal to recognize their achievement. Your race bib should have a Beach Cities logo on it which you will use to pick up your fabulous medal in the finish area of your third event. If Surf City is your third race in the challenge, be sure that your Beach Cities Qualifier status is verified when you view your registration on the main website in the 4 weeks leading up to the event. You need a correct bib assignment to pick up your medal. Medals will NOT be mailed.

2018 Registration is Open!
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Secure your spot for the 2018 JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon at the lowest price offered!

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