Course records

Below are the official Surf City USA Course Records and Awards programs. Train hard and pick yourself up some hardware and maybe even some cash!

Course Records


Female: Emily Gordon, 2:39:58 (2014)
Male: Jacques Sallberg, 2:24:56 (2009)

Half Marathon:

Female: Sylvia Mosqueda, 1:14:26 (2007)
Male: Suguru Osako, 1:02:59 (2019)


$1,000 Course Record Bonus!

Win the marathon or the half marathon with a course record and you will receive a $1,000 course record bonus!
(Qualifying Rules Apply)

Course Record Speed Bonus

$1,000 will be awarded to the first male and first female to break the course record in each the half and full marathon. To qualify, a participant must be the first to cross the finish line and break the course record. Bonus is available only to the first place finisher. Per USATF rules, gun time is used to determine finish time.

Special Note to Elite Athletes

The Surf City USA® Marathon welcomes and encourages accomplished athletes to participate in this event, as we do athletes of all abilities. We are thrilled when elite athletes select this event to compete. In certain circumstances, we are happy to offer a complimentary entry to those particular athletes who demonstrate a special ability and can bring something unique to the event. We do not offer travel reimbursement, appearance fees, or accommodations as incentives for “elite” athletes to participate.

Complimentary entry may be given to men with a marathon qualifying time of 2:27 or under (1:11 or under for the half marathon), and to women with a marathon qualifying time of 2:59 or under (1:25 or under for the half marathon). However, qualifying times alone do not guarantee a free race entry. For consideration to receive a free entry, elite athletes must submit a complete running bio (last two years) to our Team to submit.


Age Group Awards

The top overall finishers in the Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Wheelchair and 5K will receive commemorative awards. In addition to overall winners, 1st place age group winners will also receive a commemorative award.

Marathon – 1st through 3rd overall, and first in each age group
Half Marathon – 1st through 3rd overall, and first in each age group
Half Marathon Wheelchair Division – 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
5K– 1st through 3rd overall, and first in each age group

Awards Presentation

There is no age group award presentation. Please check the results booth post-race to receive your award.

Age Divisions


21 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 64
65 – 69
70 – 74
75 – 79

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