Challenges
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Need a little extra inspiration to get out on that race course? Join one of these fun challenges that are sure to inspire!

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 OC Marathon, and the 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!

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.

Beach Cities Medal Pick Up
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.

Double Dog Dare
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Coast for 39 Miles
….and then earn your reward!

Double Dog Dare Challenge

It’s the 2017-2018 Double Dog Dare of the year!

Reward Pick Up

The Double Dog Tag reward will be available for pick up after you finish your event at the Surf City Marathon. Tags will be available after the race in the Expo Tent at the Double Dog Dare table. Bow WOW TO YOU!

Run a half marathon AND a full marathon OR two marathons (39+ miles!) at Surf City and The OC and you will receive this awesome dog tag bottle opener medal! This is a beautiful, heavy, shiny dog tag that you can show off! (Surf City on one side, OC on the other)

Race Options to Earn Reward

2017 OC Full, PLUS 2018 Surf City Half, or
2017 OC Half, PLUS 2018 Surf City Full, or
2017 OC Full, PLUS 2018 Surf City Full.

Either way you’ve coasted for more than 39 miles and you get the reward!

Congratulations to all of the 2017 OC finishers! Next up…
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California Dreamin' Racing Cup
Run the SF Marathon

You’ve Conquered the Bridge, now Cruise the Beach!

California Dreamin' Racing Cup
California Dreamin’ Racing Cup

As we look towards the new year, we are so excited to introduce the 2017 California Dreamin’ Racing Cup Medal. Start dreamin’ & exploring now.

The California Dreamin’ Racing Cup rewards runners who finish the Surf City Marathon (or Half) and The San Francisco Marathon™ (or Half) in consecutive order. Run both and earn this beautiful medal!

Rules

Runners must complete any combination of full or half marathons in each of the two events in consecutive order, starting with either event. For example, if a runner started the series at The San Francisco Marathon (or Half) in July 2016, s/he must complete the Surf City Marathon (or Half) in February 2017 to qualify for the reward. If you completed the challenge at The San Francisco Marathon in 2016, you are not eligible at this years Surf City event. You can complete the challenge again at The San Francisco Marathon in 2017.

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

Upon completion of the second race in the cup, runners will receive a special Cal Dreamin’ medal to recognize their achievement. Your race bib should have a Cal Dreamin’ logo on it which you will use to pick up your fabulous medal in the expo area ON RACE DAY AFTER you FINISH your second event. If San Fran is your second race in the Cup, be sure to confirm this info is included on your online confirmation for your San Francisco registration. You need a correct bib assignment to pick up your medal in the expo area AFTER YOUR RACE.

MEDALS WILL NOT BE MAILED – so make sure we have your correct info to assign your Cal Dreamin’ race bib you need to pick up your medal on race day in the expo area!

Already Registered to Cruise the Beach?

The 40th running of The San Francisco Marathon will take place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Known for its scenic views, this USA Track & Field-certified Boston Marathon qualifier race starts at the Ferry Building, runs along the Embarcadero, over the Bridge, along the coastline, through Golden Gate Park and the Haight-Ashbury District and past AT&T Park before finishing in front of Cupid’s Arrow. Marathon events include a Full Marathon and two Half Marathons.

Longboard Legacy Club
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The Longboard Legacy Club recognizes participants who demonstrate their commitment to lifelong activity by completing a full or half marathon in at least three consecutive Surf City events! Qualified club members continue to earn cool rewards and receive special recognition for every year their personal streak is kept alive! #runsurfcity #SurfCityLegacyMember

Rewards and Recognition

– Legacy Club logo on your Race Bib
– Exclusive Legacy Club Beer Garden Entrance and Serving Lines!
– Once you achieve Legacy Club status, you must continue running Surf City to maintain legacy status. A minimum of 3 consecutive years is required to maintain membership.

NOTE: Eligible members should have the Legacy Club logo on their race bibs and must pick up their reward items in person at the Active Lifestyle Expo on Friday or Saturday. This is the ONLY time rewards will be available. No items will be mailed.

How to Join

There is no separate registration or sign up required. We keep track of your finishes. Runners who qualify will have automatic membership upon completion of their third consecutive event.

Eligibility

Anyone can become a member of the Longboard Legacy Club! Just complete any three consecutive Surf City events, in any combination of full or half marathons.To keep your Legacy Club status, continue to finish the full or half marathon every year.

2018 Registration is Open!
February 2-4, 2018

Join us on February 4, 2018! Secure your spot to run SurfCity and join us for the Greatest Race on the Greatest Day in America!

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