Surf City Marathon presented by 361° announces partnership with The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

January 24, 2023

27th annual event brings participants from across the U.S. to Huntington Beach on Sunday, February 5, 2023

HUNTINGTON BEACH – January 24, 2023 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon presented by 361° and Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel today announced a renewed partnership as the “Official Headquarter Hotel” for the 2023 marathon. The 27th running of Southern Californias’s premier oceanfront road race returns to Huntington Beach the weekend of February 3-5, 2023 and annually attracts more than 15,000 runners.

“We are very pleased to announce yet another top local brand as a Surf City Marathon partner,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Director of partnerships for the event. “The Waterfront Beach Resort is one of the premier oceanfront hotels in Southern California and provides a convenient destination for anyone coming to town to participate in the marathon or half-marathon.”

The Waterfront Beach Resort is conveniently located across the street from the expo, start line and finish line festival, all taking place just steps away from the sand. As part of the partnership, The Waterfront Beach Resort will serve as the preferred hotel partner for visiting runners with exclusive spa discounts and special activities during race weekend.

Marathon weekend kicks off with the two-day Active Lifestyle Expo on Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 at the main Huntington Beach Parking Lot. 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.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Surf City Marathon for what is sure to be one of the largest special events in the community this year,” said Paulette Fischer, Hotel General Manager. “The Surf City Marathon is so much more than just a one-day race, it’s a weekend happening in Huntington Beach known by runners across the country. We are very much looking forward to an incredible race weekend and to a successful partnership.”

Traditionally attracting tens of thousands of participants to Huntington Beach on the first Sunday of February, the weekend features two days of races with a beach mile on the sand Saturday morning. The marquee event begins on Sunday morning with the marathon, half-marathon and 5k. Starting and finishing on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, runners enjoy one of the most scenic courses in the United States with spectacular views along the route. After crossing the finish line to the cheers of family and friends, participants celebrate their accomplishment at the oceanfront finish line festival and beer garden.

For more information, please visit RunSurfCity.com.

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Courtesy Photo – Runners start adjacent to the resort. (Credit @RWBmultimedia)

Escape to a seaside refuge and start planning the ideal Southern California vacation at this luxury resort in Huntington Beach. Set along the Pacific Ocean, The Waterfront Beach Resort offers a prime oceanfront location within walking distance of the landmark Huntington Beach pier and shopping and dining at Pacific City. The Waterfront Beach Resort is located at 21100 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. For more information, please visit waterfrontresort.com.


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 on the Pacific Coast Highway 101 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 wellness expo is free and open to the public featuring numerous vendors offering the latest in health and fitness, running gear, nutrition and more. Further information can be found online at RunSurfCity.com.

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