Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Announces New Marathon Partnerships

February 1, 2022

World-Class Specialists to serve as the Official Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Partner of this weekend’s Surf City Marathon and the Long Beach Marathon In October

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA  – February 1, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute, a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and illnesses, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the Surf City Marathon and Long Beach Marathon as the official Official Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Partner of the events.

The partnership kicks off with the Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, February 6 and continues through the Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon in October. The Southern California races annually combine to attract more than 30,000 runners.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with such a renowned and respected Southern California institution as Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Head of Partnerships for the events. “Their mission and expertise in sports medicine and injury prevention brings a new dynamic to our events. Just knowing the services they provide to professional athletes are identical to how we can help our amateur and recreational runners, who have a misfortune injury, get back on the roads and trails to do what they love.”

Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute offers patients exceptional care, expertise and advanced medical technology at multiple locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties.

“What makes this partnership with the Surf City Marathon and Long Beach Marathon so special is the incredible opportunity to work even closer with our served communities to help educate them about sports injury prevention as well as diagnose and treat sports-related injuries and illnesses that are keeping them sidelined,” explained Ralph Gambardella, M.D., Managing Board Member of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. “Kerlan-Jobe’s extensive experience in the fields of sports medicine, outpatient orthopedic surgery, and innovative rehabilitation enables us to provide clinically-proven sports medicine and orthopedic care to both event participants and athletes of all ages and levels.”

The 26th edition of the Surf City Marathon is a world-class destination event with the expo, start line and finish line festival all taking place just steps away from the sand and oceanfront resorts. Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe will be creating custom content and digital media throughout race weekend, with plans to activate onsite at the race expo to support runners in Huntington Beach.

The Long Beach Marathon has been one of the most popular and respected marathons in the country for going for nearly 40 years. The 26.2-mile scenic course showcases the city’s miles of sandy beaches and unique neighborhoods. Most importantly, the event annually provides a platform for dozens of local charities and non-profit organizations to raise money for their respective causes.

For more information about the 2022 Surf City Marathon, please visit www.RunSurfCity.com. Further information about the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute can be found online at www.kerlanjobe.org.

Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute

Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and illnesses. As the sports division of the Number 3 nationally ranked Cedars-Sinai Department of Orthopaedics, institute physicians provide comprehensive care for a broad range of orthopaedic conditions. Patients benefit from world-renowned experts in multi-specialty orthopaedics and the physicians who take care of professional athletes are the same ones who treat you. For more information, or make an appointment, visit www.kerlanjobe.org.

About the Surf City Marathon

The Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon annually takes place the first Sunday in February attracting thousands of runners from around the world.  The scenic course gives runners an oceanfront tour of Huntington Beach with the 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 and Saturday. The free expo is open to the public featuring numerous vendors featuring the latest in running gear, nutrition and informational clinics. Race weekend features two days of running with a beach mile race on the sand on Saturday morning and the marathon, half-marathon and 5k on Sunday concluding with a finish line festival and beer garden. Further information about the Surf City Marathon can be found online at www.RunSurfCity.com.

About the Long Beach Marathon

The 38th Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on the weekend of October 8-9, 2022. Race weekend annually attracts thousands of runners with perfect Southern California weather and fast and flat courses. Participants can choose from four different events including the marathon, half marathon, 20-mile Bike Tour, or the Aquarium of the Pacific 5k. The race returns for its 37th edition year and features two days of races along the Southern California coast, offering runners iconic waterfront views of Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary Hotel. For more information about the Long Beach Marathon or to register for the event, visit www.RunLongBeach.com.


Dan Cruz, 619-925-7671 dcruz@motivsports.com

Trace Longo, 714-600-9811, trace@longocommunications.com

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