Race Info
Why Surf City 10
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Beautiful beaches. Balmy sunshine. Gorgeous waves… It’s just another day in paradise at Surf City 10!

We don’t want to brag, but when you get to run along Huntington Beach’s stunning sand and surf, how can you not? This race makes it easy to forget that you’re breaking a sweat!

But spectacular views are hardly the only reason why thousands flock to Surf City 10 each year! We consider running just another word for having fun, and that’s exactly what you’ll experience when you race our courses.

Surf City 10 gives you the option to run 5K, 10K or the incredibly popular, 10 miles course. You get to pick your distance, and each one follows an easy course—no hills!

Oh, did we mention the medals? Because they’re serious bling. No matter which course you choose, you get our fantastic hardware. We want our runners to enjoy themselves, which is why we also encourage your most awesome costume duds!

Whether you register for Surf City 10 as a family-friendly day at the beach or a training run for longer future races, we welcome all! So join us on September 22, 2019 for California’s Perfect 10!

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Join us on race weekend for our Surf City 10 Active Lifestyle Expo! With a wide variety of exhibitors featuring the latest in run technology, nutrition, fitness, as well as local Huntington Beach businesses, it’s an exciting and interactive expo that’s free to the public and has something for the whole family.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday,September 22, 2019 6:00am – 10:00am


Huntington Beach Parking Lot
21291 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Between Beach and Huntington St., across from Hilton Waterfront




– Bib
– Participant Tee

If you can’t make it to the EXPO on Saturday, please plan on arriving early on Sunday so you can pick up your bib prior to the start of the race.

You must bring a valid photo ID to Packet Pick-Up.

Should you not be able to attend the Expo, you can have a friend pick up your packet on your behalf. They must bring a copy of your ID and Registration confirmation email. You also must sign your waiver prior to their arrival. Waivers can be signed in your myevents.active.com account.


• Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Should you not be able to attend the event, please email us at runsurfcity@motivsports.com
• Time Limit: All participants must be OFF the course by 9:30am.
• If you are already registered for the event, you may transfer or upgrade from one category to the other, AS LONG AS THERE IS STILL SPACE AVAILABLE in the race in which you want to transfer. Please see below to submit your request.
• If you attempt to sell your race number, you may not be able to participant in future events.
• You must be in good health.
• You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
• You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Expo unless you provide the necessary documents for a friend to pick it up on your behalf.
• Race numbers are required to participate.
• Medals and/or shirts will not be mailed out.
• No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards or dogs will be allowed on the course.

Register for 2019 Surf City 10-miler & 10k
The Best Race on the Beach!

Join us for the perfect distance race whether you're training for a longer event or trying to set a PR, this Surf City race has your perfect 10!

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Getting There


Do you have friends who will be running in the Surf City 10 events? The easiest way to be able to save on stress and minimize traffic is by carpooling! Find runners in your area by connecting on our social media channels!


We have set aside A DROP OFF ONLY location at Huntington Dr. and Atlanta Ave.
For those of you who live closer and would like to bike to the event, we will have bike valet available. Please note: All bikes must be claimed by 10:00am on race day. The race organizers are NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.


10Miler runners should be parked no later than 6:00AM. The race will start at 6:30AM.
10K runners should be parked no later than 6:30AM. The race will start at 7:00AM.
5K runners should be parked no later than 7:00AM. The race will start at 7:30AM.

Please remember that this race will have thousands of participants, plus family and friends. There will be traffic. Please plan accordingly.


Please allow AMPLE time for you to be able to park and make your way to the Start Line.


Exit at Warner or Brookhurst toward the beach. Travel south on Brookhurst to the beach lot (recommended).


Turn left (inland) at Warner. Follow Warner all the way to either Newland or Magnolia. Turn south (toward the beach) and follow Magnolia all the way to PCH to the beach lot.


Turn left into the beach lot at Brookhurst, Newland, or Magnolia.

Event Cancellation + Transfer Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable.

We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options in the event you cannot attend on race day. (You may choose only one of the options below.)

Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to the 2020 event. Deferrals must be processed by the registration team and an administration fee of 50% of the cost of the following year’s registration cost will be charged in the event you defer. The deferral will expire after the 2020 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Deferral requests must be submitted by email request to registration@motivsports.com no later than September 8th, 2019.

Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed through your ACTIVE MyEvents account no later than September 20th, 2019. If you transfer your bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will need to pay the full entry fee at the time of the transfer. This process is in place to avoid any fraudulent sales of race numbers.

Log into your MyEvents.ACTIVE.com account and select “Transfer registration” to begin the process.

Purchase Event Insurance: Booking Protect offers Registration Protector, which provides insurance to runners in many emergency and injury situations. This must be purchased at the time of registration, and cannot be retroactively added. If an event occurs that is covered under their policy, you would need to file a claim to receive a full race refund.

For questions and inquiries regarding submitting an insurance claim, please contact Booking Protect using the following methods.

Submit a Refund Application: https://bookingprotect.com/refund/

“The weather was great for this race in addition to the ocean view! I loved the staggered starting times which enabled most everyone to finish around the same time. The shirts were really nice and the medal was cute AND useful!” @littlebvt from Moreno Valley, CA

:The race is out and back along PCH. There is so much to see from the Bolsa Chica Wetlands on the way out to waves crashing on the beach on the way back. I enjoyed the bands playing “Beach Themed” songs. And then there is the medal. I ran this race specifically to earn the Surf Board Bottle Opener Medal” @padgtnbear from Fullerton, CA

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