Registration for 2020 Surf City Volunteer Shifts is now open!

Individual Volunteers
I Want to Volunteer

It takes a village to pull off a world class event such as Surf City Marathon and we have several opportunities for you and your friends to get involved! A variety of roles are available for individuals and groups wanting to make a difference!


– Receive a volunteer t-shirt
– Grow your professional skills and event staffing experience
– Volunteer hours provided
– Meet people from all over the country
– Work with like-minded individuals wanting to serve and support others
– Make a difference in another person’s life

Group Volunteers
Create a Group

Gather your friends, family, charity organizations or corporate colleagues and enjoy the fun and festivities while exercising your volunteer spirit. To register your group of 5 or more, please click “Create A Group” above. If your group has less than 5 volunteers, please have them fill out the individual form above and reference your group name.

If you have any general inquiries about volunteering, contact our Volunteer Coordinator

Special Thanks

The Surf City USA® Marathon is supported by over 2,000 volunteers and 100 area coordinators each year. Without the outstanding support of dedicated community minded groups and individuals like you – the event simply wouldn’t happen.

Our fabulous volunteer organizations provide service at the expo, registration, the water stations, the start line, the finish line, they hand out medals, they keep the venue clean, and they do it because they love to support their beautiful community. Volunteers –YOU ARE AWESOME!

#RunThisBeach Feb 7, 2021!
Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon

The biggest party on the beach returns for its 25th anniversary on February 7, 2021! Join us for SoCal sunshine, Pacific ocean views, and a post-race beach party you don't want to miss!

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Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with these great brands to bring you an incredible event experience. Whether you’re drenched in sweat, dressed in costume or immersed in music, you've worked hard to get there and deserve to have the best time possible.
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