Run Surfer's Path



Run Surfer's Path



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.

Start Time

The race begins promptly at 8:00 am.

Course Management

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.

Course Map (course subject to change)

Full screen and 3d fly over course map, including mile markers and elevation.


Aid Stations

There are three course water stations located at approximately miles 1.7, 3.5 and 4.3.


Restrooms are available at the start, miles 1, 1.7, 3.5, 5 and at the finish line.

Sweat Check

There will be a sweat check area near the Start/Finish line courtesy of Kennolyn Camps. Kennolyn_logo

Finish Area

Post race activities take place in Capitola Village near the beach. Participants pick up their surf inspired event shirts, receive post race food, and enjoy the finish celebration!

Medals & Awards

Each finisher will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Awards will be provided to the top three over-all male and female finishers.