CONGRATS, finishers — you can’t spell OCeanfront without the OC! Now tell other envious runners about your scenic OC experience, and you could run for FREE in 2020!

Simply post your review for the SDCCU OC Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K on by Sunday, May 19, and you’ll automatically qualify for a chance to win one of two cool prizes:

Rave Prize (1): Entry to winner’s choice of the 2020 OC Marathon or Half Marathon, plus VIP Treatment Package

Second Prize (1): Entry to winner’s choice of the 2020 OC Marathon or Half Marathon

PLUS, increase your odds & earn additional drawing entries by reviewing more races in SoCal and beyond! (one drawing entry per review)

Our winner also receives a stylish RaceRaves race hat by Headsweats®:

It’s easy to create a free RaceRaves account (or sign in via Facebook) to share your ratings and reviews as well as add photos, videos or even a blog report.

Feel free to contact us with any questions. Good luck, and thanks for sharing your race-day experiences on RaceRaves, the most trusted resource to discover, track & review all your races!

HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered in our random drawing, you must submit your review (= one drawing entry) for the OC Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K between Saturday, May 4, 2019 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Every review for a timed race submitted by a qualifying member and official finisher will then count as one (1) additional entry into the drawing. To ensure relevance, only reviews for races run since April 30, 2016 are eligible for the drawing.

On May 21, 2019, RaceRaves will randomly select the prize winners and notify them by email. If a winner fails to respond and claim their prize by 11:59pm on June 2, 2019, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein. In the event the winner is already registered for the 2020 event, their registration fee will not be refunded nor can they defer to the following year; however, their free entry can be transferred to a friend. Previous RaceRaves giveaway winners are not eligible again for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days from the closing date of their winning giveaway period.

Every eligible race review counts as an entry — positive, negative or indifferent. For other runners looking to discover new races and for race directors looking to improve their events, the most important elements of any review are fairness and honesty. Please keep in mind, the more thoughtful & detailed your review, the more helpful it will be to other runners. Naturally your odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

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