CONGRATS on conquering SoCal’s iconic oceanfront course! Now tell other envious runners about your Surf City Marathon or Half experience, and you could run next year’s event for FREE.

Simply post your review for any Surf City Marathon event on RaceRaves.com by Sunday, February 18, 2018 and you’ll automatically qualify for a chance to win one of two very cool prizes:

Rave Prize (1): Free entry to the 2019 Surf City Marathon event of your choice

Runner-up Prize (1): $25 credit for INKnBURN stand-out performance apparel

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

Each 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, your premier online resource to discover, track & review all your races!


HOW IT WORKS: To qualify for and be automatically entered into our random drawing, you must submit your review (= one drawing entry) for the Surf City Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K between Sunday, February 4, 2018 and 11:59pm PDT on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Every review for a timed race submitted by a qualifying member will then count as one (1) additional entry into the drawing. To ensure relevance, only reviews for races run since February 28, 2015 are eligible for the drawing.

On February 20, 2018, 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 March 4, 2018, then another winner will be randomly chosen and secure all the glory and spoils therein. 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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