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February 28, 2013
The fifth annual 3/1 Marine 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. March 9 starting in the parking lot at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. The event helps the Third Battalion/First Marines Foundation pay for the programs, projects and activities that support the city's adopted battalion. A pancake breakfast will be served by Huntington Beach firefighters at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Breakfast is $5 per person and is not included in run/walk registration. The fee for the walk is $40. The registration closing date is 5 p.m. March 6 but in-person registration will be available March 8 at the packet pick-up or from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. race day. Information: http://www.HB4Marines.org . * More running to come The Rockin' Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at 7:15 a.m. March 17 starting at the Bolsa Chica beach path.
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | February 2, 2011
John and Ryan Dahlem didn't always train that hard for the Surf City USA Marathon. For the father-son duo, the annual half-marathon was their training. The Huntington Beach residents ran the half-marathon to strengthen their legs and lungs in preparation for climbing the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. Last year, they completed the list by ascending Mt. Everest and Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia. So this year, for the first time in more than half a decade, the Dahlems don't have a mountain ahead of them.
NEWS
By Mike Sciacca | February 1, 2012
Sunday's forecast calls for a series of substantial waves to surge down Pacific Coast Highway near the Huntington Beach Pier. The first swell is expected to hit the fabled coastline at 6:30 a.m. and successive swells are to follow over the next hour and a half. But not to worry: The incremental swells are made up of a sea of humanity. Twenty thousand runners are signed up to participate in the 2012 Surf City USA Marathon, known as the largest combined oceanfront marathon and half-marathon event in the state, according to General Manager Amy Tomchak.
NEWS
January 30, 2003
Jenny Marder More than 5,500 athletes braved the blazing heat on Sunday morning for the seventh annual Pacific Shoreline Marathon. First-time runner Glen Weissman, a computer programmer from Bellevue, Wash. placed first at 2:41.30. Erika Aklufi, 26, of Santa Monica, topped the female race at 3:50.29. Weissman, 33, ran at a pace of six minutes and nine seconds per mile. The record turn-out and the distance competitors traveled for the pre-Super Bowl race demonstrate just how far this race has come since it began in 1996.
SPORTS
February 6, 2014
Charles White of Huntington Beach won the men's marathon and Emily Gordon of Los Angeles won the women's marathon Sunday at the 18th annual Surf City USA Marathon. White, 24, ran the 26.2 mile course in 2:33:21. Gordon, 21, won with a time of 2:56.28 and broke the women's course record time by nearly 17 minutes. The Surf City USA Marathon included approximately 21,000 pre-registered runners from all 50 states and 33 countries. Men's marathon: 1. Charles White, 24, Huntington Beach (2:33:21)
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | February 4, 2010
Michele Bower has been athletic her whole life, but running was never part of that equation. Dancing? Sure, she was a professional West Coast swing dancer. Ice skating? Sure, out of high school she traveled the country with the Ice Capades. But it took the death of her father, Jim Brakebill, of a stroke three years ago for Bower to learn to love to run. Now the Huntington Beach resident won’t stop; she’s entered in the Surf City USA half marathon this year.
NEWS
By: Christen D'Alessandro | August 9, 2005
Many dedicated runners attended the Get Fit training program Saturday at Corona del Mar High in order to achieve their goal of completing a marathon, half marathon or a 5K run/walk. This program will train runners of all levels for the second annual Orange County Marathon held in Newport Beach on Jan. 8, 2006. "I ran the half marathon last year and I want to improve my time so I'm running it again this year," Susan Miller said. "When you run you're by yourself so I like to come train with a group because it's more motivating."
FEATURES
February 8, 2007
A while back, avid long-distance racer Sena Hoodman decided she needed to shorten her runs. Rather than focusing on 50-to-100-mile trail races, the 48-year-old Huntington Beach resident chose to focus on good old classic 26.2 mile marathons. "I had a few injuries, plus it takes less time to train [for a marathon]," she said. "Then I can do other things, like yoga. I am pretty religious about that." Hoodman was definitely a cut above the competition, completing the 2007 Pacific Shoreline Marathon held Sunday first in her age group and 33rd out of all women in the race, with a time of 3:49:29.
NEWS
January 27, 2000
Eron Ben-Yehuda HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Dea Kurtovich won't be running to win the Pacific Shoreline Marathon on Sunday. She's in it for something else. "I love putting myself through challenges," the 19-year-old woman said. People don't have to be super competitive to participate. They don't even have to run a full 26 miles -- the event will offer shorter races ranging from a quarter mile to 13 miles, which is the distance Kurtovich has set for herself.
NEWS
November 20, 2003
WHAT HAPPENED: The City Council approved a zoning change to accommodate a new Lowe's Improvement Warehouse. WHAT IT MEANS: The Planning Commission approved the Lowe's Home Improvement Project on Oct. 30. The development would include a 135,666-square-foot hardware store with a 21,416-square-foot garden center and a restaurant that would occupy approximately 8,500 square feet. Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, which sells home improvement products and equipment, operates 875 stores in 45 states.
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SPORTS
February 6, 2014
Charles White of Huntington Beach won the men's marathon and Emily Gordon of Los Angeles won the women's marathon Sunday at the 18th annual Surf City USA Marathon. White, 24, ran the 26.2 mile course in 2:33:21. Gordon, 21, won with a time of 2:56.28 and broke the women's course record time by nearly 17 minutes. The Surf City USA Marathon included approximately 21,000 pre-registered runners from all 50 states and 33 countries. Men's marathon: 1. Charles White, 24, Huntington Beach (2:33:21)
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NEWS
February 28, 2013
The fifth annual 3/1 Marine 5K Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. March 9 starting in the parking lot at Beach Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway. The event helps the Third Battalion/First Marines Foundation pay for the programs, projects and activities that support the city's adopted battalion. A pancake breakfast will be served by Huntington Beach firefighters at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Breakfast is $5 per person and is not included in run/walk registration. The fee for the walk is $40. The registration closing date is 5 p.m. March 6 but in-person registration will be available March 8 at the packet pick-up or from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. race day. Information: http://www.HB4Marines.org . * More running to come The Rockin' Shamrock Marathon and Half Marathon will take place at 7:15 a.m. March 17 starting at the Bolsa Chica beach path.
NEWS
By Alicia Lopez | February 6, 2013
A course record was set in the 17th annual Surf City USA Marathon on Sunday. Reigning champ Carla McAlister , 39, of San Clemente finished in a time of 2:56:28, beating the old mark set in 2006 of 2:57:19 by Nadia Noorzia . That's right, she's 39. Tyler Sewald , 30, of Greeley, Colo. won the men's marathon with a time of 2:29:38, 13 seconds ahead of runner-up Tim Harder , age 27, of Aliso Viejo. The event includes a full and half marathon with more than 21,000 pre-registered runners from around the world.
NEWS
By Mike Sciacca | February 1, 2012
Sunday's forecast calls for a series of substantial waves to surge down Pacific Coast Highway near the Huntington Beach Pier. The first swell is expected to hit the fabled coastline at 6:30 a.m. and successive swells are to follow over the next hour and a half. But not to worry: The incremental swells are made up of a sea of humanity. Twenty thousand runners are signed up to participate in the 2012 Surf City USA Marathon, known as the largest combined oceanfront marathon and half-marathon event in the state, according to General Manager Amy Tomchak.
NEWS
By Michael Miller, michael.miller@latimes.com | February 2, 2011
John and Ryan Dahlem didn't always train that hard for the Surf City USA Marathon. For the father-son duo, the annual half-marathon was their training. The Huntington Beach residents ran the half-marathon to strengthen their legs and lungs in preparation for climbing the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. Last year, they completed the list by ascending Mt. Everest and Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia. So this year, for the first time in more than half a decade, the Dahlems don't have a mountain ahead of them.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | February 10, 2010
George Border was the oldest runner in this year’s Surf City USA Marathon, but the 81-year-old from Huntington Beach didn’t act his age Sunday as he neared the finish line. He said he stopped for several minutes to celebrate with supporters lined along the race route. “I had a good time,” Border said. “The first part of the marathon I did very nicely. I was right around a 10-minute mile. [At the finish line] I talked with a lot of people and had a lot of high-fives.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | February 4, 2010
Michele Bower has been athletic her whole life, but running was never part of that equation. Dancing? Sure, she was a professional West Coast swing dancer. Ice skating? Sure, out of high school she traveled the country with the Ice Capades. But it took the death of her father, Jim Brakebill, of a stroke three years ago for Bower to learn to love to run. Now the Huntington Beach resident won’t stop; she’s entered in the Surf City USA half marathon this year.
FEATURES
February 8, 2007
A while back, avid long-distance racer Sena Hoodman decided she needed to shorten her runs. Rather than focusing on 50-to-100-mile trail races, the 48-year-old Huntington Beach resident chose to focus on good old classic 26.2 mile marathons. "I had a few injuries, plus it takes less time to train [for a marathon]," she said. "Then I can do other things, like yoga. I am pretty religious about that." Hoodman was definitely a cut above the competition, completing the 2007 Pacific Shoreline Marathon held Sunday first in her age group and 33rd out of all women in the race, with a time of 3:49:29.
NEWS
By: Grant Dunning | September 13, 2005
Editor's note: This is the first in a four-month series of first-person accounts by Newport Beach resident Grant Dunning on training for his first marathon. My name is Grant Dunning and I have lived in Newport Beach since 1970. I attended Eastbluff Elementary and Corona del Mar High. I am now 39 years old, happily married to my wife, Judy, for 14 years and have two beautiful daughters -- Brooke, 10, and Paige, 8. Recently, I made the commitment to run the Orange County Marathon on Jan. 8. Considering I am 39 years old, weigh 230 pounds and have never run more than a 5-kilometer race, my family and friends thought I had lost it. When I told them that I was also going to push my daughter in a wheelchair for the entire race, they really thought I was crazy.
NEWS
By: Christen D'Alessandro | August 9, 2005
Many dedicated runners attended the Get Fit training program Saturday at Corona del Mar High in order to achieve their goal of completing a marathon, half marathon or a 5K run/walk. This program will train runners of all levels for the second annual Orange County Marathon held in Newport Beach on Jan. 8, 2006. "I ran the half marathon last year and I want to improve my time so I'm running it again this year," Susan Miller said. "When you run you're by yourself so I like to come train with a group because it's more motivating."
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