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Surf City Usa Marathon Reviews


4.7 Stars from 7 Runners





  

By about 2017


Review

Overall a great race. Huntington Beach is a nice place to visit. Expo and race start were in the same place, right on the beach. After the race, they gave out ice that they strapped onto your leg, which I thought was great. Appreciated the pace groups. Loved the cheering kids throughout some of the miles in the first half! They were super cute and energetic. Did not like how monotonous the second half of the course was.


Race Tips

Save more energy than usual for the second half of the race- at least for me, I think the monotony of the up-and-backs on PCH made it much more difficult. I think it was a little cooler than average this year (~high 50s) and cloudy, but it was still too warm for me. With temperatures closer to average and sun, I'd be worried. Overall the course is very flat with a few small hills, with all inclines ending before the second half of the race from what I can remember. Race began at 6:30, but I would prefer an earlier start time because of the risk that it might be a warm day.


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

There are hotels within walking distance to the start line and expo. I didn't feel like I needed to arrive that early, but there were lines for the restrooms.


4 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2016


Review

Beautiful beach area, awesome weather, great surf board medals. Legacy status after 3 consecutive years running.


Race Tips

Not a PR course. The out and back on the full is beautiful, but can get a little warm. You more than likely will have to dodge a few bicycles and surfers with their boards.


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Park in one of the beach lots and take the shuttle.


5 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2016


Review

What a great race!!! Awesome scenery, easy course, best finishing medal there is. What else could you ask for???


Race Tips

It can be hot in early February so be prepared. No shade.


5 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2015


Review

Overall vibe, the people, the organization of the event overall.


Race Tips

Expect an awesome day! Happiest race overall!


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Plan your pick up place w your person before the race ends because most years I can't use my cell after the race as so many people are on cells. :)


5 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2015


4 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2015


Review

Running along the Southern California coast in February, beautiful weather, beautiful scenery.


5 / 5 Stars


  

By about 2014


Review

Pre-Race expo was laid out nicely. I didn't wait in line; but at times, it seemed the line may have been a little long, but moved fast (based on what I could see from my Hotel room)! Restaurants are all pretty close by.

Race itself was good, temperature was nice, I wore a long sleeve / capris. When the sun came out around mile 20, it was warm, but at that point, everything is tough! Wind was bearable, though it does pickup as a headwind the last 5 miles or so. I enjoyed the course because it was easy to split up in to 4 - 5 mile segments.

Water stations / Volunteers were excellent. I never had a problem getting what I needed. My only complaint on the course was not enough Port-o-potties. Distance b/n was too far. I saw quite a few people sprinting across the road and jumping the sand dunes to relieve themselves (including one of the top ladies). Felt bad about that.

Course is flat, except for a couple minor hills the first 5 or 7 miles. Nothing unbearable. Not a lot of crowd support until the end. And when running along the ocean, you may have to dodge a tourist or 2, but they mostly move out of the way.


Race Tips

If you are trying to BQ, as I was, the pacers were excellent. I seem to think they were aware of the wind on the back 5. So they paced accordingly, not out of control.


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

I was from out of town, so I recommend staying at the Marriott or Hilton nearby the race start. Spend a day or 2 being a tourist - heading to Laguna, etc. Restaurants were all affordable, good food, no waiting.


5 / 5 Stars





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