Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay 2017
May 21, Santa Cruz & Capitola
With its breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and over a dozen world famous surf spots along the coastline, the Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay is considered one of the most scenic courses in the world.
“The Surfer’s Path is a celebration of beach life. We offer a laid back atmosphere, where runners enjoy the ocean air, stunning views, and sand between their toes,” says Race Director Tom Bradley. Now in its sixth year, the Surfer’s Path has established its Santa Cruz surf theme reputation that showcases the beauty of Santa Cruz County. “The courses travels the Surfer’s Path, passing some of the world’s most famous surf breaks. The miles melt away as runners enjoy majestic ocean and beachfront views,” Bradley adds.
Runners start at the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, continue past the scenic Santa Cruz Harbor, numerous beaches, Pleasure Point surf breaks, complete a loop through picturesque Capitola Village and return to Santa Cruz to a beach finish. Marathoners continue along spectacular West Cliff Drive to the bluffs of Wilder Ranch State Park and back. All runners receive event shirts featuring surfboard graphics and surfboard finisher medals. Surfs UP!