Looking for your next challenge?
Come out to cruise the beaches of Southern California and complete the Beach Cities Challenge!
Pacific Coast Highway never looked so good! Conquer the Beach Cities Challenge by completing any combination of full or half marathons at the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon, Surf City Marathon, and the OC Marathon. Run all three in a row and receive this fabulous medal!
Qualifying Series Events
Surf City Marathon – February 2, 2014
The OC Marathon – May 4, 2014
Long Beach International City Bank Marathon – October 13, 2013
Events must be completed in consecutive order to qualify for the medal. Start the challenge at any of these three events in 2013 or 2014, and complete the next two in a row and receive the Beach Cities Challenge Medal.
More Information about The Beach Cities Challenge!
This is a race series that includes three Southern California marathons – the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, the Orange County Marathon, and the Long Beach International City Bank 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.
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 participants started the series at the Orange County Marathon in 2013, the participant must complete Long Beach 2013 and Surf City 2014 to qualify for the medal. If a participant misses one event they must start over.
Claiming the Medal
Upon completion of the third race in the Beach Cities Challenge, runners will receive a special Beach Cities medal to recognize their achievement.
Registration and Official Finish Times
There is no additional cost to race registration to participate in the series. Simply register for each event as usual. Be sure to register early using the same name and same birthdate and for each race. The most common mistakes seen are those who use different variations of the same name, Robert, Rob, Bob, people who don’t use middle names consistently and registering with a maiden name and then a married name. Once a race has sold out, you will NOT be able to register. You must receive a finish time for each event to qualify.
Beach Cities Repeats
You can run the series twice. Many runners are already on their second time through the series! It is definitely possible to do it twice and get a second medal! Look for the new medal release for 2014 later this year!