As many as 15,000 runners were expected to swarm Sunday’s 21st annual Surf City USA Marathon, drawing runners from 17 nations and all 50 states, organizers said.
A field of 2,500 entered the mararthon with another 12,500 in the half-marathon.
The marathon is set to begin at 6:25 a.m., 20 minutes before sunrise, with the wheelchair racers, followed at 6:30 a.m. with the rest of the field, at Pacific Coast Highway at Huntington Street in front of the Waterfront Beach Resort.
The course will then quickly pass the Huntington Beach Pier. Miles two through nine go through Huntington Beach’s Central Park and miles nine through 15 through the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
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