2018: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Out and Back
Race Day Weather
48° F (8°C)
PR Score & Course Score
PR Score: 96.95
Course Score: 97.43
2017: 354 Finishers
2016: 307 Finishers
2015: 395 Finishers
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The Surfer’s Path Marathon consists of a 26.2 mile run along the coast of Santa Cruz County. The event starts at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and travels east along the bluffs to the City of Capitola. Following a loop through Capitola Village, runners retrace the route back along the coastline, continue past the Boardwalk and onto the West Cliff path.
The course then travels to Wilder Ranch State Park where runners complete a bluff trail loop before returning to West Cliff and the finish near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Cowell's Beach.
The Surfers Path Marathon was the 203rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 166th largest in 2015.
Its Course Score of 97.43 ranks it as the 361st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 28th fastest course in California.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Surfers Path Marathon a PR Score of 96.95. This PR Score ranks it as the 345th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 25th fastest in California.
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