Surf City Marathon Announces Partnership with Kona Brewing Company

January 24, 2020

Hawaii's favorite craft brewery to celebrate the Aloha Spirit with more than 17,000 runners at the Finish Line in February

Hawaii’s favorite craft brewery to celebrate the Aloha Spirit with more than 17,000 runners at the Finish Line in February

Huntington Beach, Calif. – January 24, 2020 – Get ready to lace up your running shoes, Orange County, and don’t forget your sunscreen, because Kona Brewing Company will be waiting for you at the finish line. The Surf City Marathon announced today that Kona Brewing Company will bring the Aloha Spirit to the finish line festival as the Official Beer Partner of the 2020 event, which is set for the weekend of February 1-2, 2020.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with a premier brand like Kona who shares our passion and commitment to getting outside in the sun and having fun,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Director of Partnerships for the marathon. “This event is a 24-year Southern California tradition, and Kona will help us create an enhanced post-race experience that brings runners, spectators and the community together to celebrate the accomplishment of finishers in the most memorable way.”

The Surf City Marathon is a convenient destination event with the expo, start line and finish line festival all taking place just steps away from the sand and oceanfront resorts. Race weekend kicks off with an Active Lifestyle Expo on Friday, February 1 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the main Huntington Beach Parking Lot. The interactive expo will showcase vendors featuring the latest in running gear, nutrition and fitness apparel as runners pick up their race number and t-shirt.

Returning in 2020, the event weekend will feature two days of running with a beach mile race on the sand on Saturday, February 1 at 11:00 am. After the race, runners of legal age will find the perfect reward waiting at the finish line — Kona Brewing Co.’s top-selling Big Wave Golden Ale.

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. Event weekend concludes with a finish line festival and Kona beer garden. Each runner will receive one Kona beer to celebrate their achievement before the big game on Sunday afternoon.

Limited entries are available for the 5k and Beach Mile events. To register or for more information, visit MotivRunning.com/run-surf-city/ or follow @RunSurfCityUSA on Instagram.

About the Surf City Marathon

The Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon will take place the weekend of February 1-2, 2020.  The scenic course will give 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, January 31and Saturday, February 1. The expo will have numerous vendors featuring the latest in running gear, nutrition and informational clinics. Further information about the Surf City Marathon can be found online at MotivRunning.com/run-surf-city/.

About Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Brewing Company was started in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii in the spring of 1994 by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa, who had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Today, Kona is Hawaii’s largest and favorite craft brewery, known for top-selling flagship beers Longboard Island Lager and Big Wave Golden Ale and award-winning innovative small-batch beers available across the Islands. From the beginning, Kona has remained committed to brewing the freshest beer of exceptional quality closest to market, which helps to minimize its carbon footprint by reducing shipping of raw materials, finished beer and packaging materials.

Kona Brewing Co. has become one of the top craft beer brands in the world, while remaining steadfastly committed to its home through a strong focus on innovation, sustainability and community outreach. As part of Craft Brew Alliance, an independent craft brewing company that brews and distributes a variety of award-winning craft beer and cider brands, Kona is available in all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries worldwide. For more information call 808-334-BREW (2739) or visit www.KonaBrewingCo.com. Talk with us via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @KonaBrewingCo

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