Complete the Beach Cities Challenge!

Come out to cruise the beaches of Southern California. Pacific Coast Highway never looked so good! Conquer the Beach Cities Challenge by completing any combination of full or half marathons at the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon, Surf City Marathon, and the US Bank OC Marathon. Run all three in a row and receive a fabulous medal.


Qualifying Series Events                                                          

The US Bank OC Marathon – May 7, 2017

JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon – October 8, 2017

Surf City Marathon – February 4, 2018

This is a race series that includes three Southern California marathons and half marathons - the Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, the Orange County Marathon and Half Marathon, and the Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon. Runners who consecutively complete any combination of half or full marathons in all three qualifying events will receive a special Beach Cities Challenge Medal.

Events must be completed in consecutive order to qualify for the medal. Start the challenge at any of these three events in 2016 or 2017, and complete the next two in a row and receive the Beach Cities Challenge Medal.

Next stop, The US Bank OC Marathon: May 7, 2017

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Participants 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 participant started the series at the OC Marathon in 2016, the participant must complete Long Beach 2016 and Surf City 2017 to qualify for the medal. If a participant misses one event they  must start over.

Beach Cities Challenge Medals