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Surfer’s Path Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay
May 18, 2014
Capitola, CA


With it’s breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and over a dozen famous surf spots along the Santa Cruz coastline, the Surfer’s Path marathon, Capitola Half Marathon and Relay are quickly gaining cult status among runners.

In 2012 Event Director Tom Bradley brought three decades of race production experience to create what many consider one of the most scenic courses in the world.

Photo: Surfer's Path Marathon

Photo: Surfer’s Path Marathon

“After years of establishing races, I was able to create what I consider to be the most amazing course. With attendance limited to 4,000 participants, every runner will get to experience the breathtaking scenery from Capitola to Wilder Ranch State Park,” Tom said in a recent interview.

Now in its third year, the concept behind the race is to emphasize the Santa Cruz surf theme and the historic relationship that connects Santa Cruz to the evolution of surfing.

“Given that Hawaiian princes first brought surfing to America in 1885 by paddling out at the San Lorenzo Rivermouth, a running tour of Capitola, Pleasure Point, Steamer’s Lane, and beyond is a fitting way to showcase our coastal community,” he added.

Runners will start at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, do 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 and back. All runners receive event shirts featuring surfboard graphics and surfboard finisher medals.

For registration and race information, check out

Photo: Surfer's Path Marathon

Photo: Surfer’s Path Marathon