Date(s) - 05/19/2019
Surfers Path Marathon and Half Marathon
May 19, 2019 • Santa Cruz and Capitola, CA
Make Memories with Family & Friends in a Picture Postcard Setting Welcome to the Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon & Relay events. The crowning jewel of the Golden State, Santa Cruz County welcomes runners with an enchanting blend of nostalgia, natural beauty and invigorating activities. Whether you choose the 26.2 mile Marathon, 13.1 mile Half Marathon or Relay, you will be treated to scenic courses, featuring breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay coastline and a series of world renowned surf breaks. An ideal destination event, participants can experience a quintessential California vacation. Create a memory that you will treasure forever by achieving your athletic goal in this picture postcard setting.
The Surfer’s Path Marathon consists of a 26.2 mile run along the coast of Santa Cruz County. The event starts at the legendary Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and travels east along the bluffs to the City of Capitola. Following a loop through Capitola Village, runners will retrace their steps back along the coastline, continue past the Boardwalk and onto the West Cliff path. The course travels to historic Wilder Ranch State Park where runners complete a picturesque bluff trail loop before their return to West Cliff and the finish near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Cowell’s Beach.
The course is managed at a 6 hour time limit. Runners must maintain a 13:45 minute per mile pace as the course is picked up on a mile by mile rolling basis.
If you are unable to run within the allotted time, you will be asked to move onto the sidewalk. Once you are on the sidewalk, you must follow all traffic laws deemed by the City of Santa Cruz, County of Santa Cruz and City of Capitola. The course will be re-opened to traffic and aid stations may be closed.
Course Map (course subject to change)
The Capitola Half Marathon consists of a 13.1 mile run from Santa Cruz to Capitola and back. The event starts at the legendary Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and travels east along the coast. The route takes runners past the Santa Cruz Harbor, Moran Lake and Pleasure Point as it makes it’s way to the City of Capitola. Following a loop through Capitola Village, runners will retrace their steps back along the coastline, continue past the Boardwalk, and make a left turn after the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf to the finish on Cowell’s Beach.
Course Map (course subject to change)
Enjoy all of the Capitola Half Marathon fun as a 2-Person Relay. Ride this wave tandem! The race starts at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and travels the same, scenic route to Capitola Village and back to the finish near the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on Cowell’s Beach. The relay exchange takes place a the turn-around in Capitola Village. Grab a buddy and sign up today!
1st Leg = approximately 6.2 miles
2nd Leg – approximately 6.9 miles
Participants will be responsible for their own transportation for the relay. The first leg runner will start at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The second runner leg will start at the Relay Transition Zone located at the course turn-around in Capitola Village. There will be plenty of parking at both locations.
Suggested Relay Transportation Plan (Make it a true team experience!):
- Drive together in one car to the race start in Santa Cruz near the Beach Boardwalk.
- Drop off runner 1 at the start. Runner 2 proceeds to Capitola Village, parks and proceeds to the transition area near the beach.
- Runner 1 finishes the first leg to Capitola Village and transitions to runner 2 who begins the second leg back to Santa Cruz.
- Runner 1 picks up the parked car in Capitola Village and drives back to the finish area near the Beach Boardwalk.
- Runners can each carry a key to the car, or the keys can be checked with race staff near the transition area in Capitola Village.
Detailed relay instructions will be sent via e-mail and will be available on our web site prior to the event.
Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Surfer’s Path Marathon, Capitola Half Marathon & Relay. There is no race day registration.
Bib mailing is available for an additional $15 during the online registration process until May 1. Bibs (with timing chip attached) will be mailed to the address inputted during the online registration process. Those that choose bib mailing do not have to attend the Saturday Expo and will pick up their event shirt on race day after finishing, near the finish line.
Those that do not choose bib mailing must pick up their packet, Saturday May 18 in Capitola Village. Please visit the “Schedule” tab on this event web site for Beach Front Expo details.
For complete information go to: runsurferspath.com/marathon.