Beach Cities Challenge

Next Up - The 2015 Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon! 

Finish your challenge in 2015!


Cruise the Beach for Your Next Challenge!

Pacific Coast Highway never looked so good! Conquer the Beach Cities Challenge by completing, in consecutive order, any combo of full or half marathons at the Surf City Marathon, the OC Marathon and the Long Beach Marathon. Run all three in a row and receive this fabulous medal!

Upcoming Series Events 

- The Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon - October 11, 2015

- The Surf City USA Marathon - February 7, 2016

- The U.S. Bank OC Marathon - May 1, 2016


Events must be completed in consecutive order to qualify for the medal.

Surf City started the challenge in 2011 and an amazing 1,800 completed their challenge in Long Beach on October 9, 2011. To date, over 18,500 have completed their challenge. 

Get yours started today.

Challenge Information
The Beach Cities Challenge 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 Marathon. Runners who complete any combination of half or full marathons in all three events consecutively will receive a special Beach Cities Challenge Medal.  (Registration for the challenge is not required to enter.)


Runners 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 runner starts the series at the Orange County Marathon in 2014, she must complete Long Beach 2014 and Surf City 2015 to qualify for the reward.

If a person misses even one event in consecutive order, they will automatically be disqualified, or they must start over.

Upon completion of the third race in the series, runners will automatically qualify to receive a special Beach Cities medal to recognize their achievement. This can be picked up in the finish area of each event.

If you have already completed your challenge in Long Beach, Surf City, or OC Marathon, get  it started again. New Beach Cities Challenge medals will be released annually. 

Registration and Official Finish Times
There is no additional cost to registering for and participating in the series. Simply register for  each event as usual and your qualification will be automatic after your third race.  Be sure to register early using the same name and birth date for each race.  Once a race has sold out, you will NOT be able to register.  You must receive an finish time for each event qualify.

Beach Cities Challenge Continues!
This series has been extended and will continue through Surf City 2015.
  We are currently designing a new medal for those that would like to keep their streak alive. It is possible to complete the series more than once and receive more than one medal. Go for it!!



Be the first to own the 2015 Beach Cities Challenge Merchandise in style.  Gender specific styles are available! Check it out here!