The Beach Cities Challenge is a race series that includes 3 Southern California Marathons or Half Marathons – The Surf City Marathon, OC Marathon, and Long Beach Marathon. Runners who complete any combination of half or full marathons in all 3 events consecutively will receive a special Beach Cities Medal. There is no additional challenge-registration required to enter the Beach Cities Challenge.
For 2023 - to receive your Beach Cities Challenge medal at the 2023 Surf City Marathon, you must have completed the 2022 OC Marathon or Half Marathon (in-person or virtual) and the 2022 Long Beach Marathon or Half Marathon (in-person or virtual).
In late Fall, we will post a Beach Cities Challenge roster where participants can verify their medal pick-up at the Surf City Marathon. Check the Beach Cities Challenge page of website to confirm that you're picking up your medal at the race.
If you believe there is an error with your Beach Cities Challenge status, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name.