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 SDCCU OC Marathon, and the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon.

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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 2018, s/he must complete OC Marathon 2018 and Long Beach Marathon 2018 to qualify for the reward.

If a runner misses even one event in consecutive order, the runner will automatically be disqualified, and they must start over. No separate registration is required to join the Challenge.

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Questions about your challenge status? Email us, here!

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. If Long Beach is your third race in the challenge, you will pick up your medal from the Beach Cities Challenge booth at  Finish Festival on Sunday, October 7th.  It is important that your Beach Cities Qualifier status is verified when you visit us at the expo.

Please Note: Challenge Medals will not be mailed.


Choose Your Distance
Race Distances for Everyone!

The JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon offers distances for everyone including a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 20-mile Bike Tour, Aquarium of the Pacific 5k and Kids Fun Run, and combo events!

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