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Surf City Marathon and California Lifestyle Expo

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It’s that time again! The annual Surf City Marathon and California Lifestyle Expo are here. The events begin Friday, January 31, 2014 and end “Super Bowl” Sunday, February 2, 2014.

For the more than 60,000 annual visitors to the expo, the event features the latest in apparel, accessories and innovations for an active lifestyle. Located in the beach lot across from the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort*.

A free shuttle to downtown is available for those who wish to see more of Huntington Beach. You can take a leisurely walk on the famed Huntington Beach pier, go shopping, or have lunch at one the many outstanding restaurants on and around Main Street.

The weekend events culminate on Super Bowl Sunday with the Surf City Marathon. The 26 mile run starts at 6:30 a.m. using a four wave start with groups of runners starting in two to three minute intervals. The course limit is six hours and all runners need to complete the course by 1:30 p.m. The Surf City Marathon is an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon and is part of the Beach Cities “Marathon” Challenge. Runners who complete the Surf City Marathon, in addition to, the Long Beach Marathon, and the Orange County Marathon will be awarded a special “Beach Cities Challenge” medal. Every participant who finishes the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon is awarded a Classic Surfboard Medal.

For added motivation and entertainment, surf bands, such as, “The Breakaways”, “Banned from the Beach”, “High Tide”, and “The Mai Tais”, will be playing at various locations along the course from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Also playing off the course from 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Beer Garden will be “The Fabulous Nomads and the “Outer Wave”. Remember to keep your race bib on after the marathon. It will get you two free beers.

For more information on the “Surf City Marathon” or the” California Lifestyle Expo” please visit:

In the beach lot (Across the highway) from:

*The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92648



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