Surfers Path Marathon
The Marathon and Half Marathon courses journey onto the Surfer’s Path, a tour along the coastal bluffs of Santa Cruz County, offering views of these famous points of interest and surf breaks. Miles will melt away as you enjoy breathtaking views and the watch surfers ride the waves.
Runners can also participate in the Capitola Half Marathon, which consists of a 13.1 mile run from Santa Cruz to Capitola and back.
If runners are looking for a shorter distance, they can participate in the half marathon relay. One runner will run the first half of the half marathon course and the second runner will run the final half.
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 Capitola Half Marathon 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.