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Surfer's Path 10K/5K

Sun 23rd Feb 2020
Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, California, USA

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Tickets $45–$50

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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Race packs are posted
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • Road

From the organizer

Organizer's website

Welcome to the Surfers Path 10k & 5k. This event covers a portion of the epic Surfers Path Marathon & Capitola Half Marathon course. The distance is reduced but the scenery remains breathtaking! Participants are treated to beachfront and bluff views of the Monterey Bay along the majestic Santa Cruz County coastline. You travel the Surfers Path, passing many of the worlds most famous surf breaks. There is plenty of surf music and celebration at the finish area located in the heart of Capitola Village. Grab some friends and take part in this event and make memories in this picture postcard setting. Surfs Up!

Distances in this event

  1. 10K

    Run 10km
    8:00am Sun 23rd Feb 2020
    $50
    Tickets available
  2. 5K

    Run 5km
    8:10am Sun 23rd Feb 2020
    $45
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
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What’s Included
Coastal course
Custom finishers medallion
Commemorative event shirt
Chip timing and bib
Fluids, food and restrooms on course
Police management support
Online results
Post race refreshments and food
Course Details

10K
The Surfer’s Path 10k consists of a 6.2 mile run/walk. The event starts on 41st Ave at the gateway to Pleasure Point where surf shops, restaurants and the nearby coast merge to create the regions famous surf culture. The course enters onto scenic East Cliff Drive, offering sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. Participants continue on East Cliff until they view the Harbor Lighthouse and reach the turn around located at Twin Lakes Beach. Following the turn around, participants travel back, passing beaches and famous surf breaks as they continue to the finish line located in the heart of Capitola Village.

The race begins promptly at 8:00 am.

The course is managed at a 20 minute per mile pace. If you are passed by the event crew, you will be asked to move onto the sidewalk. Once you are on the sidewalk, you must follow all traffic laws deemed by the County of Santa Cruz and City of Capitola. There are three course water stations located at approximately miles 1.7, 3.5 and 4.3.

5K
The Surfer’s Path 5k consists of a 3.1 mile run/walk. The event starts on 41st Ave at the gateway to Pleasure Point where surf shops, restaurants and the nearby coast merge to create the regions famous surf culture. The course enters onto scenic East Cliff Drive, offering sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. Participants continue on East Cliff to the turn around at the end of Pleasure Point. Following the turn around, participants travel back past world renowned surf breaks such as 1st Peak, 2nd Peak, Oneill’s House, 38th and the Hook as they continue toward the finish line located in the heart of Capitola Village.

The race begins promptly at 8:10 am following the 10k start.

The course is managed at a 20 minute per mile pace. Strollers are welcome but must start at the back. There is one course water station located at approximately mile 1.9.
Raceday Logistics

Packet pick-up/ registration:
Registered athletes will pick up their race bib/timing chip at packet pick-up. Those wishing to register can do so duringWharf_400x253 packet pick-up hours. Following are the packet pick-up times and locations:

Friday - (5pm – 8pm), Sports Basement- Campbell, 1875 South Bascom Ave, Suite 240, Campbell

Saturday - (10am – 4pm), Nob Hill Foods, 809 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

Sunday - Sunday, 2/23 (7am – 7:45am) - Registration and packet pick-up will be available near the start line race morning for those who absolutely can’t pick up their race bib/chip on Friday or Saturday. We strongly encourage participants to pick up their race materials prior to race morning. There will be an additional $10 fee for bibs picked up race morning.

RACEDAY:
Start Location - The Start Line is located on 41st Ave near the intersection of Portola Drive at 816 41st Ave Santa Cruz 95062.

8:00am: 10k

8:10am: 5k

The Finish Line is located at the corner of Esplanade and San Jose Ave, at 203 Esplanade in Capitola Village.


Travel
The Surfer’s Path 10k/5k courses are designed to maximize coastal views and offer optimal turn around locations. To accomplish this, the start and finish areas are set in two locations, less than a mile apart. We recommend parking mid-way between the start and finish and enjoy a short pre-event warm up and post event warm down. There is plenty of free, on-street parking between the start and finish areas.

If you are planning to be dropped off near the start line, drivers can continue to Capitola Village parking lots above Capitola Village and the Finish. Access to Beach and Village Parking Lots 1 & 2 (Upper and Lower) is on Capitola Avenue, Bay Avenue and Monterey Avenue. Parking costs for these lots is $0.50 an hour and you can pay for up to 12 hours.

There is NO PARKING in business lots located along 41st Ave between Melton Street and Court Drive, and on Portola Drive, between 36th Ave and Adriene Way. Vehicles will be subject to posted parking restrictions at these locations.
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