California time to travel challenge


The California Time To Travel Challenge (CTTTC) was founded to inspire travel between The Hoag OC Marathon which takes place each May, and The San Francisco Marathon which takes place each July. You can start your challenge at either race to qualify!

Run any event at San Francisco (besides the Lollipop 1K) and any event at The Hoag OC Running Festival (besides the Kids Run). All runners that complete both events will receive the TIME TO TRAVEL medal, available for pickup after you finish your second race.

Ready to take on the challenge?

The Rules

  • You are eligible at your second qualifying event in the series.  The challenge then starts again. 
  • To be eligible, runners must register for both events with the same first name, last name and birth date.
  • Events must be completed consecutively, if you skip an event, the challenge must be started over.
  • After completing the challenge and receiving the award, the challenge starts again and can be repeated by traveling back to the next event again for fun and to collect the new medal. The Time To Travel medal award will change yearly so you can continue collecting the California Time To Travel Challenge medals.
  • Virtuals are not eligible.

The Reward

Upon completion of qualifying events at both The OC and San Francisco, runners will recieve the CTTTC medal.

Race Day Instructions

  • Pick up your bib at our Race Expo and check for the Challenge stamp. This is the ticket to pick up your medal at the finish line. If your bib is not stamped, please visit the Solutions Table at the Race Expo.
  • Medals will be available for pick-up at the Challenges Booth at the finishline on race day.
  • Medals must be picked up on race day and will not be mailed for any reason.