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Surfside Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

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Distance Marathon

About Surfside Beach Marathon & Half Marathon

Surfside Beach Marathon is more than just a stroll on the beach, proceeds from the Surfside Beach Full will benefit the Save Our Beach Association (SOBA) and Lion’s Club out of Surfside Beach,Texas.

Proceeds also benefit FTR Kids, a nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging active lifestyles in area youth. The goal is to offer this free running program to schools throughout Galveston County and neighboring counties including Brazoria and Chambers Counties. Donations are also made to multiple other student organizations.

The Marathon course is 100% pavement free; we stay on the beautiful stretch of beach between Surfside Beach and the San Luis Pass. The event begins and ends at Stahlman Park in Surfside, Texas.


Surfin' Surfside 5K

  • 4.988954km

Half Marathon

  • 21.082354km


  • 42.164708km

Kids Run

  • 1km


Aid Stations

There is water and an electrolyte drink available at approx 1.5 mile intervals. Portable toilets are located at each aid station as well as at the start/finish of the race. Please plan to bring your own gels/nutrition although aid stations will have some! If weather is hotter than expected water stations will be added at every mile marker.

Award Medals

Each finisher receives a medal, which of course fits our Beach motif! Award: Overall Male and Female for full and half, Overall Masters Male and Female for full and half, and age group awards in 5-year increments.

Maximum Time

7 hours time limit


Stahlman Park

Surfside Beach,us


Both the Start and Finish are on the beach in front of the Stahlman Park Pavilion, which is 2 miles NE of the beach entrance at highway 332. From there, the course goes 2.44 miles back SW into the village of Surfside. You will turn, and proceed back NE, past the start to mile 9. At mile 9, the Half will turn back to Stahlman (SW again), and the Marathon will continue to San Luis Pass for the turn around, at mile 15.5.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.