Anheuser-Busch InBev Returns to Huntington Beach for the 2023 Surf City Marathon presented by 361°

February 3, 2023

Michelob ULTRA named Official Beer; Nütrl Vodka Seltzer Official Seltzer, Kona Big Wave and Ghost to serve as Official Energy drink of Southern California’s premier oceanfront road race this weekend

HUNTINGTON BEACH – February 3, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon presented by 361° and Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced a renewed partnership across three categories for the 2023 event. The 27th running of Southern California’s premier oceanfront road race will welcome more than 15,000 runners to Huntington Beach to race this weekend February 3-5, 2023.

“As we prepare to kick off our 2023 event season in Huntington Beach, we are thrilled to continue our longstanding partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Michelob ULTRA, as well as welcome both the Nütrl Vodka Seltzer, Kona Big Wave and Ghost Energy brands as official partners of the Surf City Marathon,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Director of Partnerships. “With more than 15,000 runners ready to lace up their sneakers this weekend, we are thrilled to be teaming up with three premier beverage brands who seek to combine fitness and fun. There’s no better way to celebrate the achievement of finishing a marathon or half-marathon than enjoying the beach and live music in the Michelob ULTRA beer garden.”

“Anheuser-Busch InBev is proud to support athletes of all abilities across Southern California, who embrace an active, balanced lifestyle,” said Nick Zeiser, Director of Marketing at Anheuser Busch. “This partnership allows us to interact with runners at two marquee events, leverage our distribution of premium brands and provide unique consumer experiences at the post race party that only Michelob Ultra can bring.”

“We’re pumped to bring the energy boost to athletes and spectators during these remarkable races. We’d love for attendees to stop by our booth during the Race Expos to sample GHOST® Energy, a feel-good and fully loaded energy drink made with natural caffeine and brain-boosting nootropics,” said Dan Lourenco, CEO and Co-Founder of GHOST. “Cheers to an epic race with epic energy!”

The 27th annual Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon presented by 361° will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023. The scenic course runs along the Pacific Coast Highway 101 giving runners a first-class tour of Huntington Beach with the convenient start and finish line located just steps from the beach.

A two-day Active Lifestyle Expo kicks off race weekend in Huntington Beach Parking Lot on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4.  The free wellness expo is open to the public featuring the latest in running gear, nutrition and fitness apparel as runners pick up their race number and t-shirt.

Event weekend will feature two days of running with a beach mile race on the sand on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00am. Race Day begins on Sunday at 6:30am with the marathon, half-marathon and 5k. Runners enjoy one of the most scenic courses in the United States with spectacular views along the route. The coastal course is flat and fast, perfect for a Boston Qualifier or running a personal best.

Event weekend concludes with a finish line festival and Michelob ULTRA beer garden. Loyalty runners will receive one additional Michelob Ultra Seltzer to celebrate their achievement. For more information or to see a complete race weekend schedule of events, visit RunSurfCity.com or follow @RunSurfCityUSA on social media.


Introduced in 2002, Michelob ULTRA is currently the fastest growing beer brand in the United States by share. With just 95 calories, 2.6 carbs and an exceptional taste, it is the superior light beer that celebrates the active, balanced lifestyle of its drinkers that includes both fitness and fun. Brewed for those that live fit and fun, Michelob ULTRA’s choice of grains and extended mashing process leads to its refreshing taste and fewer carbohydrates. It is brewed with the finest barley malt, rice, all-imported hops and a pure-cultured yeast strain, all of which reflect Anheuser-Busch’s commitment to brewing quality. For more information, visit MichelobULTRA.com.


NÜTRL is a vodka-based seltzer made with simple ingredients: vodka, seltzer and real fruit juice. Unpretentious and uncomplicated, NÜTRL is 100 calories, gluten free and includes no added sugar. The core variety pack includes four delicious flavors: Mango, Raspberry, Pineapple and Watermelon.


For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 14 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.

From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry- leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


The 27th annual Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon presented by 361° will take place on Sunday, February 5, 2023. One of Southern California’s favorite races, the scenic course gives runners a first-class tour of Huntington Beach with a convenient start and finish line located just steps from the oceanfront. A two-day Active Lifestyle Expo kicks off race weekend in Huntington Beach Parking Lot on Friday and Saturday. The experiential expo is free and open to the public featuring numerous vendors offering the latest in health and wellness, running gear, nutrition and informational clinics. Further information about the race can be found online at www.RunSurfCity.com.

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