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on RACE WEEK, REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE THEIR BIB NUMBERS VIA EMAIL 3 DAYS BEFORE THE RACE. NOTE: OUR EMAIL WILL ONLY SEND ONE EMAIL TO AN EMAIL ADDRESS. IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS ON A SINGLE EMAIL, UNFORTUNATELY OUR SYSTEM CAN ONLY SEND OUT A CONFIRMATION FOR ONE OF THE REGISTRANTS. THIS IS MADE EVEN MORE CONFUSING AS THERE SEEMS TO BE NO RHYME OR REASON AS TO WHICH REGISTRANT IS SELECTED.

IF FOR SOME REASON A PARTICIPANT DOES NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH A BIB NUMBER VIA EMAIL OR HAVE A CONFIRMATION, MOST ISSUES CAN BE RESOLVED BY COMING TO THE OC LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS EXPO OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER, 88 FAIR DRIVE, COSTA MESA) AFTER THE EXPO HAS OPENED AND LOOKING UP YOUR NAME/BIB NUMBER. IF THE ISSUE STILL EXISTS, GO TO THE SOLUTIONS TABLE AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR ID AND IF POSSIBLE, A COPY OF YOUR REGISTRATION.

YOU CAN PLAN A RUN ANY TIME BEFORE MAY 30, 2022.

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YES. WE REQUIRE CHAIR ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN THE FULL MARATHON ONLY AND HANDCYCLISTS MUST NOT EXCEED A 5:00 MINUTE PER MILE AVERAGE PACE (2:11 MARATHON).

THE COURSE IS ABSOLUTELY WALKER FRIENDLY! WHILE THERE IS NOT A STRICT TIME LIMIT TO FINISH, WE DO HAVE A STATED “OFFICIAL” TIME OF 3.5 HOURS FOR THE HALF AND 7:00 FOR THE FULL. THIS IS A 16:00 PER MILE PACE. THIS “OFFICIAL” TIME IS SO THAT OUR POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS CAN BEGIN TO REOPEN PORTIONS OF THE COURSE AS WELL AS ALLOW OUR VOLUNTEER WATER STATIONS TO BEGIN BREAKING DOWN. WE HAVE A “BALLOON LADY” AT THE BACK OF BOTH THE FULL AND HALF MARATHONS WALKING AT THE 16:00 PER MILE PACE, SIGNIFYING TO THE PD THAT CERTAIN INTERSECTIONS OR ROADS CAN REOPEN. WALKERS THAT FALL BEHIND MAY BE ASKED TO UTILIZE SIDEWALKS AND INTERSECTION WALKWAYS AS ANY NORMAL PEDESTRIAN. WE PROVIDE TURN-BY-TURN INSTRUCTIONS AND A BOTTLE OF WATER TO THOSE THAT REQUEST. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT MAY TAKE YOU, WE WILL BE AT THE FINISH LINE FOR YOU AND YOU WILL GET YOUR MEDAL. THE 5K DOES NOT HAVE A TIME LIMIT.

PLEASE VISIT THE charity fundraising page FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF OUR 2023 CHARITY PARTNERS.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY TO BE A 2023 OFFICIAL CHARITY, apply here.

ALTHOUGH WE WOULD MUCH PREFER TO HAVE YOU RUN WITH US IN-PERSON, THE VIRTUAL OPTION IS STILL AVAILABLE. YOUR LEGACY AND/OR BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE STATUS WOULD STILL BE IN-TACT AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS.

-TRACK YOUR RUN WITH A VIRTUAL FITNESS TRACKER (FITBIT, STRAVA, RUNKEEPER, ETC.)

-COMPLETE THE VIRTUAL 13.1-MILE RACE (HALF MARATHON) OR 26.2-MILE RACE (FULL MARATHON) AND SUBMIT PROOF THROUGH THE VIRTUAL RUN SUBMISSION LINK BY MAY 30, 2022

-RECEIVE YOUR FINISHER’S MEDAL AND 2022 OC MARATHON SHIRT IN THE MAIL! IF YOU COMPLETED THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE, THE COMBO CRUSH, OR BECAME A LEGACY RUNNER, YOU’LL BE AWARDED FOR THOSE AS WELL!

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IT’S ABOUT PERFECT, EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. FOR THE LAST 14 YEAR, THE RACE HAS BEEN HELD ON THE FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY. IN THE 14 YEARS THAT WE HAVE HELD THE EVENT ON THE FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY, WE HAVE HAD ONE RAIN DAY AND IT WAS A DOOZY. IN FACT IT EVEN HAILED! MOST YEARS THE DAY BEGINS AT 58° AND TOPS OUT AROUND 70. IF THE CLOUDS BURN OFF, IT CAN GET WARM WITH OUR WARMEST DAY NEARING 80° AROUND NOON.

THE COURSE, BOTH THE FULL AND HALF ARE NET DOWNHILL COURSES, STARTING AT 170′ AND ENDING AT 60′. THE COURSES REACH A HIGH POINT JUST AFTER MILE 1 AT 260′ AND THE LOWEST POINT IS AT MILE 7 AT 10′. THE FIRST FEW MILES ARE ROLLING BUT THERE ARE TWO HILLS ON THE HALF MARATHON, JUST AFTER 7 (55′ TOTAL) AND AT MILE 11 (45′) AND ON THE FULL MARATHON, THE OVERPASS AT MILE 14 LOOMS LARGE BUT HAS ONLY 50′ OF ELEVATION CHANGE. THE MOST COMMON COMMENT I GET IS, “IT WAS HILLIER THAN I THOUGHT BUT I GOT A PR.”

WHILE THERE IS NOT A STRICT TIME LIMIT TO FINISH, WE DO HAVE A STATED “OFFICIAL” TIME OF 3.5 HOURS FOR THE HALF AND 7:00 FOR THE FULL. THIS IS A 16:00 PER MILE PACE. THIS “OFFICIAL” TIME IS SO THAT OUR POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS CAN BEGIN TO REOPEN PORTIONS OF THE COURSE AS WELL AS ALLOW OUR VOLUNTEER WATER STATIONS TO BEGIN BREAKING DOWN. WE HAVE A “BALLOON LADY” AT THE BACK OF BOTH THE FULL AND HALF MARATHONS WALKING AT THE 16:00 PER MILE PACE, SIGNIFYING TO THE PD THAT CERTAIN INTERSECTIONS OR ROADS CAN REOPEN. WALKERS THAT FALL BEHIND MAY BE ASKED TO UTILIZE SIDEWALKS AND INTERSECTION WALKWAYS AS ANY NORMAL PEDESTRIAN. WE PROVIDE TURN-BY-TURN INSTRUCTIONS AND A BOTTLE OF WATER TO THOSE THAT REQUEST. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT MAY TAKE YOU, WE WILL BE AT THE FINISH LINE FOR YOU AND YOU WILL GET YOUR MEDAL.

THE COURSE IS ABSOLUTELY WALKER FRIENDLY!  WALKERS THAT FALL BEHIND MAY BE ASKED TO UTILIZE SIDEWALKS AND INTERSECTION WALKWAYS AS ANY NORMAL PEDESTRIAN. WE PROVIDE TURN-BY-TURN INSTRUCTIONS AND A BOTTLE OF WATER TO THOSE THAT REQUEST. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT MAY TAKE YOU, WE WILL BE AT THE FINISH LINE FOR YOU AND YOU WILL GET YOUR MEDAL.

YES. WE HAVE PACE TEAMS FOR ALL OF THE MILESTONE TIMES AND Boston Qualifying TIMES. 

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STROLLERS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR THE SUNDAY MARATHON OR HALF MARATHONS UNLESS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE REQUESTED AND GRANTED BY THE OC MARATHON (INFO@OCMARATHON.COM). THESE REQUESTS MAY INCLUDE ABLE-BODIED ATHLETES/PARENTS PAIRING WITH ATHLETES WITH DISABILITIES OR IN THE RARE INSTANCE A REQUEST TO BREAK A RECORD, ETC. WE DO ALLOW STROLLERS IN OUR SATURDAY 5K ALTHOUGH WE PREFER THAT THEY START NEAR THE REAR.

IN-LINE SKATERS, BICYCLISTS, AS WELL AS PETS WILL BE PROHIBITED ON THE COURSE IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL RUNNERS.

YES. WE REQUIRE CHAIR ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN THE FULL MARATHON ONLY AND HANDCYCLISTS MUST NOT EXCEED A 5:00 MINUTE PER MILE AVERAGE PACE (2:11 MARATHON).

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE OC LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS EXPO TO PICK UP THEIR BIBS AND PACKETS ON FRIDAY BETWEEN 4:00 P.M. AND 8:00 P.M OR SATURDAY, BETWEEN 10:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR IDENTIFICATION TO PICK UP YOUR OWN RACE BIB, D-TAG TIMING CHIP, TECHNICAL SHIRT OR T-SHIRT.

IF YOUR TRAVELS PLANS DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE EXPO DURING THESE HOURS, YOU MUST ORDER THE BIB TO BE MAILED IN ADVANCE TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE. THERE IS A $25 FEE FOR THIS SERVICE AND THE SHIPMENT ONLY INCLUDES YOUR BIB, (4) SAFETY PINS AND AN EVENT INFORMATION PAGE.

A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER MAY PICK UP YOUR BIB IF AND ONLY IF THEY HAVE A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND A SIGNED WAIVER WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED. CLICK ON THE VIEW WAIVER BUTTON.

SPORT PHOTO GROUP WILL BE THERE ON THE COURSE AND AT THE FINISH LINE TO CAPTURE YOU IN PHOTOS AND VIDEO ON THE DAY OF YOUR BIG RACE.
PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE WITHIN 36 HOURS AFTER YOU HAVE FINISHED AND ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO ORDER A DIGITAL PACKAGE, ORDER PRINTED PHOTS AND BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD A FREE FINISHER CERTIFICATE.
YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL (IF IT WAS PROVIDED ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM) WHEN THE PHOTOS ARE READY. AFTER THE EVENT WE WILL POST A LINK TO THE WEB SITE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

YES, THE OC MARATHON IS A BOSTON QUALIFIER AND USATF CERTIFIED. YOUR HALF MARATHON TIME WILL NOT QUALIFY YOU FOR BOSTON. GOOD LUCK!

FOR ALL QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES, PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS CAN VISIT THE INFORMATION TOWER, LOCATED IN THE FINISH LINE FESTIVAL AT THE OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER.

START LINE questions

FOR THE SATURDAY OC 5K, THE ANSWER IS YES. IN FACT, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT RUNNERS COME TO THE EXPO ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, GET THEIR PACKET, ENJOY THE CELEBRATE OC FESTIVAL AND RUN THEIR 5K. THEY SHOULD THEN STICK AROUND AND ENJOY THE BANDS.

FOR HALF AND FULL MARATHON, THE ANSWER IS NO. RACE-DAY BIB PICK-UP IS NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY FOR THE FULL OR HALF MARATHONS.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE OC LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS EXPO TO PICK UP THEIR BIBS AND PACKETS ON FRIDAY BETWEEN 4:00 P.M. AND 8:00 P.M OR SATURDAY, BETWEEN 10:00 A.M. AND 5:00 P.M. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW YOUR IDENTIFICATION TO PICK UP YOUR OWN RACE BIB, D-TAG TIMING CHIP, TECHNICAL SHIRT OR T-SHIRT.

IF YOUR TRAVELS PLANS DO NOT ALLOW YOU TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THE EXPO DURING THESE HOURS, YOU MUST ORDER THE BIB TO BE MAILED IN ADVANCE TO YOUR HOME OR OFFICE. THERE IS A $25 FEE FOR THIS SERVICE AND THE SHIPMENT ONLY INCLUDES YOUR BIB, (4) SAFETY PINS AND AN EVENT INFORMATION PAGE.

A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER MAY PICK UP YOUR BIB IF AND ONLY IF THEY HAVE A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND A SIGNED WAIVER WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED. CLICK ON THE VIEW WAIVER BUTTON.

PACE GROUP LEADERS WILL BE HOLDING SIGNS WITH TIMES ON THEM. PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE SIGNS THAT DISPLAY YOUR PACE GROUP.

PRE-RACE BUS SHUTTLES (NOT HOTEL SHUTTLES) WILL RUN FROM THE FINISH LINE AT THE OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER (OCFEC) AT 88 FAIR DRIVE, COSTA MESA TO THE START LINE AT FASHION ISLAND, NEWPORT BEACH. THEY BEGIN SHUTTLING RUNNERS AT 3:45 AM AND CONTINUE WITH THE LAST BUS LEAVING THE OCFEC AT 5:30. WE WILL SEND OUT A SUGGESTED SHUTTLE TIME FOR EACH PARTICIPANT. PLEASE DON’T WAIT FOR THE LATER SHUTTLES AS THEY GET PACKED AND YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THE START OF YOUR RACE.

THE 5K STARTS AND FINISHES AT THE SAME LOCATION.

POST RACE SHUTTLES: FOR PARTICIPANTS THAT PARK AT THE START LINE, THERE WILL BE BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE BACK TO THE START LINE FOLLOWING THE RACE. THE SHUTTLES WILL PICK YOU UP IN FRONT OF THE PACIFIC AMPHITHEATRE/CENTENNIAL FARMS AND DROP YOU OFF AT THE CORNER OF SANTA BARBARA AND NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE ACROSS FROM THE NEWPORT BEACH MARRIOTT.

HOTEL SHUTTLES – HOTELS MAY OFFER A SHUTTLE TO THE START AND BACK FROM THE FINISH. THESE, IF PROVIDED, WILL BE ORGANIZED BY THE INDIVIDUAL HOTELS, NOT THE OC MARATHON. YOU MUST CONFIRM THE SHUTTLE TIMES AND AVAILABILITY WITH YOUR HOTEL.

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WE SUGGEST PARKING AT THE FINISH LINE –  OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER AT 88 FAIR DRIVE, COSTA MESA. FINISH LINE TO START LINE SHUTTLE SERVICE WILL BEGIN AT 3:45 A.M. AND CONTINUE UNTIL 5:30 AM. 

PARKING DAILY AT THE OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER WILL BE $10 (CARD PREFERRED). YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE A PARKING PASS ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY FOR $10 FOR SUNDAY AT THE EXPO WHEN YOU’RE PICKING UP YOUR BIB. THIS WILL MAKE THE LINES MOVE FASTER SUNDAY MORNING.

THERE IS PARKING NEAR THE START LINE IN NEWPORT BEACH. LOTS WILL BE DESIGNATED. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN ANY AREA THAT IS NOT DESIGNATED AS AN OC MARATHON EVENT PARKING AREA. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE INCREASED TRAFFIC DUE TO THE EVENT AS WELL AS NORMAL TRAFFIC AROUND NEWPORT BEACH, WE NEED TO DIRECT THE OC MARATHON TRAFFIC TO THE ASSIGNED LOTS. YOU RUN THE RISK OF BEING TOWED SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO PARK IN AN UNDESIGNATED AREA. PARKING AT ANY NON-DESIGNATED LOT OF THE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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FINISH LINE questions

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FOR ALL QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES, PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS CAN VISIT THE INFORMATION TOWER, LOCATED IN THE FINISH LINE FESTIVAL AT THE OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER.

YES. ITEMS OF VALUE THAT HAVE BEEN TURNED IN WILL BE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TOWER AT THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER. UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE HELD AT THE OC MARATHON OFFICES FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE EVENT AND THEN DONATED TO CHARITY. YOU MAY EMAIL US AT INFO@OCMARATHON.COM FOR 30 DAYS AFTER THE EVENT TO CHECK FOR YOUR ITEMS AND WE CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET IT TO YOU OR FOR YOU TO COME BY OUR OFFICES TO RETRIEVE THEM. ANYTHING STILL AT OUR OFFICE AFTER 30 DAYS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY. PLEASE NOTE: ANY CLOTHING OR BAGS LEFT AT THE START LINE WILL BE COLLECTED IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE START OF THE RACE AND DONATED TO THE SALVATION ARMY. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS AT THE START LINE.

POST RACE SHUTTLES: FOR PARTICIPANTS THAT PARK AT THE START LINE, THERE WILL BE BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE BACK TO THE START LINE FOLLOWING THE RACE. THE SHUTTLES WILL PICK YOU UP IN FRONT OF THE PACIFIC AMPHITHEATRE/CENTENNIAL FARMS AND DROP YOU OFF AT THE CORNER OF SANTA BARBARA AND NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE ACROSS FROM THE NEWPORT BEACH MARRIOTT.

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PARKING DAILY AT THE OC FAIR AND EVENT CENTER WILL BE $10 (CARD PREFERRED).YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE A PARKING PASS ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY FOR $10 FOR SUNDAY AT THE EXPO WHEN YOU’RE PICKING UP YOUR BIB. THIS WILL MAKE THE LINES MOVE FASTER SUNDAY MORNING.

YES! Locate the OC MArathon registration tent to sign up at the lowest price all year!

BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE questions

THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE IS A RACE SERIES THAT AWARDS A SPECIAL MEDAL TO RUNNERS THAT COMPLETE THE HALF OR FULL MARATHON AT EACH OF THE THREE PARTICIPATING EVENTS – SURF CITY MARATHON/HALF, THE OC MARATHON/HALF AND THE LONG BEACH MARATHON/HALF. RUNNERS CAN BEGIN AT ANY OF THE THREE AND DO THE NEXT TWO IN A ROW. THE LAST COUPLE YEARS HAVE HAD SOME CONFUSING BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE SCENARIOS BUT WE ARE FINALLY BACK ON TRACK.

THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FOR THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE. WE KEEP TRACK OF YOUR STATUS THROUGH YOUR NORMAL EVENT REGISTRATION.

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IF you RAN Long Beach in 2022 and surf city in 2023, you are eligible to receive beach cities medal at oc marathon 2023.

if you run oc marathon may 2023, then long beach 2023 and surf city 2024, you are eligible to receive medal at surf city 2024.

ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE CORPORATE HOSPITALITY TENT AT THE OC RUNNING FESTIVAL, DISCOUNTED PERSONALIZED TRAINING GEAR, PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FOR THE OFFICE, GROUP PRICING THAT INCLUDES IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS, SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH OTHER OC BUSINESS, WINNERS FEATURED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR TEAM CAPTAIN (SUCH AS DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION), OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH ONE OF OC MARATHON’S CHARITY TEAMS, AND MORE!

 

RUNNING ANY OF THE EVENTS VIRTUALLY WILL MAINTAIN YOUR CHALLENGE.

CORPORATE TEAM questions

FILL OUT THE REGISTER MY TEAM FORM.

ONCE YOUR TEAM IS REGISTERED, YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SHARE YOUR COMPANY’S UNIQUE REGISTRATION CODE FOR GROUP PRICING AND EACH EMPLOYEE WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER AS A CORPORATE MEMBER.

ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE CORPORATE HOSPITALITY TENT AT THE OC RUNNING FESTIVAL, DISCOUNTED PERSONALIZED TRAINING GEAR, PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FOR THE OFFICE, GROUP PRICING THAT INCLUDES IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS, SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH OTHER OC BUSINESS, WINNERS FEATURED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SPECIAL INCENTIVES FOR TEAM CAPTAIN (SUCH AS DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION), OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH ONE OF OC MARATHON’S CHARITY TEAMS, AND MORE!

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START TRAINING AND BUILDING YOUR TEAM.

THERE ARE MULTIPLE OPTIONS TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF YOUR TEAM. BUSINESSES CAN CHOOSE TO PAY ALL OF THE EMPLOYEE REGISTRATION FEES, A PERCENTAGE OF EACH EMPLOYEES REGISTRATION FEE, OR EACH INDIVIDUAL CAN PAY THEIR OWN. WE WILL CREATE A PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU!

WE CAN HELP WITH AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH AS YOU WANT! A FEW WAYS WE CAN HELP INCLUDE: INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS WITH TEAM CAPTAINS; INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATIONS FOR EMPLOYEES; PROVIDE PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS FOR THE OFFICE; CREATE PERSONALIZED TRAINING PLANS; TRACK REGISTRATION; CONNECT YOU WITH A CHARITY PARTNER FOR FUNDRAISING. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU NEED.

VOLUNTEER questions

ABSOLUTELY! IT’S ONE OF THE MOST FUN AND REWARDING EXPERIENCES YOU CAN HAVE. WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BOTH LARGE GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS. PLEASE VISIT OUR VOLUNTEER PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

VOLUNTEERS MUST BE 16 YEARS OR OLDER, OR ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. VISIT THE VOLUNTEERS PAGE TO SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WHEN AVAILABLE.

VIRTUAL RUNNER questions

ALTHOUGH WE WOULD MUCH PREFER TO HAVE YOU RUN WITH US IN-PERSON, THE VIRTUAL OPTION IS STILL AVAILABLE. YOUR LEGACY AND/OR BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE STATUS WOULD STILL BE IN-TACT AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS.

-TRACK YOUR RUN WITH A VIRTUAL FITNESS TRACKER (FITBIT, STRAVA, RUNKEEPER, ETC.)

-COMPLETE THE VIRTUAL 13.1-MILE RACE (HALF MARATHON) OR 26.2-MILE RACE (FULL MARATHON) AND SUBMIT PROOF THROUGH THE VIRTUAL RUN SUBMISSION LINK BY MAY 30, 2022

HOW DO I SUBMIT PROOF? FILL OUT THE FORM VIRTUAL RUN SUBMISSION LINK  TAKE A SCREENSHOT OR A PICTURE OF YOUR RUN RESULTS FROM YOUR FITNESS TRACKER!

-RECEIVE YOUR FINISHER’S MEDAL AND 2022 OC MARATHON SHIRT IN THE MAIL! IF YOU COMPLETED THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE, THE COMBO CRUSH, OR BECAME A LEGACY RUNNER, YOU’LL BE AWARDED FOR THOSE AS WELL!

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YOU CAN PLAN A RUN ANY TIME BEFORE MAY 30.

PARTICIPANTS CHOOSE THEIR OWN RACE COURSE. WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT RUN ON THE ROADS OF THE EVENT COURSES, AS THEY ARE MUCH DIFFERENT ON EVENT WEEKEND DUE TO CLOSURES AND POLICE ASSISTANCE WITH TRAFFIC. SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO RUN A SIMILAR COURSE TO THE ACTUAL, YOU MUST OBEY ALL LAWS AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND STAY ON SIDEWALKS AS THERE WILL BE NO POLICE ASSISTANCE. WE ALSO ASK THAT YOU DO NOT RUN IN GROUPS, PER THE CDC RECOMMENDATIONS DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING TIMES.

YES. IF YOU RUN THE VIRTUAL OC MARATHON OR HALF MARATHON IN 2022, YOU WILL MAINTAIN YOUR BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE STATUS. IF THE OC IS YOUR FINAL RACE IN THE SERIES, WE WILL INCLUDE THE BEACH CITIES MEDAL IN YOUR SHIPMENT.

YOU WILL RECEIVE A FINISHER’S MEDAL, RUNNER’S BIB, AND THE EVENT T-SHIRT. ALL MATERIALS WILL BE MAILED TO YOU.

VIRTUAL RUNS ARE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS AND DO NOT COUNT FOR ANY QUALIFICATION STANDARDS.

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VIRTUAL RACE RULES

THE VIRTUAL RUN OPTION WILL ALLOW YOU TO MAINTAIN YOUR LEGACY STATUS OR MAINTAIN YOUR STATUS WITHIN THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE.

VIRTUAL RACE ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

VIRTUAL RACE RESULTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 30, 2022

ELIGIBLE RACES:

VIRTUAL FULL MARATHON

VIRTUAL HALF MARATHON

VIRTUAL 5K/COMBO CRUSH

VIRTUAL 5K

VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR AGE GROUP OR OVERALL AWARDS.

tRAINING questions

CAN MY RUN CLUB REGISTER? ABSOLUTELY. VISIT RUNNING CLUBS FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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