Course Passes Angel Stadium

Course Starts In Yorba Linda

Race Finishes at Huntington Beach State Park

Great Finisher Medals

Due to COVID19 the 2020 SOCAL Marathon is postponed for one year or you can do a virtual race

Dear Racers, 

We have already sent an email stating the 2020 SOCAL River Marathon has been changed for 2020. We want everyone to be safe and not get hurt from this COVID19 situation but at the same time we do not want racers to lose their money for this race. This is a challenging situation for us at race directors. Producing a race like this costs us thousands of dollars. This is outside of the time and work we put into this race. Medals are purchased and shirts are made. Many permits and insurance items cannot be refunded. Some of our permit locations cost thousands of dollars to acquire. Many venues have been supportive and refunded our fees or applied them to 2021. However this race has lost thousands in unrecoverable revenue. This situation with COVID19 is unprecedented and will cost this country trillions by the time it is done. We hope you are patient with us and work with us on these options to prevent us from having to file bankruptcy and keeping this race for years to come. We are willing to take a large hit but cannot absorb refunds seeing that these registration fees have been spent on your race already. Thank you for your patience during this time and we hope everyone stays healthy by avoiding large crowds and washing our hands often. 

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date in 2021 once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!  Generally this is called a deferment. Our race rules generally are you can defer to the next year for a $15 fee if you do this up to 15 days in advance. Due to the Virus situation you can defer up to March 21, 2020 (race day) for a fee of $10. This fee covers some of the cost of race production and time. We are eating the majority of the cost. Understand you will still need the new shirt and medal for 2021 and processing fees. This $10 is cover some of your 2021 cost like medal, shirt, processing fees. We are still eating most of it but do not want you to lose all your 2020 fees.  


Important Info to Defer: Clicking this option will not directly defer your race fees into 2021 but only tells us you want to defer. You will still need to select Deferment by clicking the upper right hand icon and we have enabled it to allow you to defer to 2021. You must do this prior to March 21, 2020 to make this work. We are sorry about the $10 fee. Most races are not allowing this option at all. We have to charge this fee to cover our costs to change this for you. 

Virtual races happen all the time, and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own, and report your results - we’ll send you instructions. This option is free to do with us if you opt not to get a your medal and shirt mailed to you. If you want your shirt and medal mailed there is a $10 shipping and handling fee. 

To choose the shipping option,  follow these steps. 
Log into RunSignup and go to your profile:
Under the Upcoming Events section, click MANAGE REGISTRATION next to your race registration
Click ADD-ONS tab
Select the Packet Option add-on and choose if you would like to attend packet pick or have your gear shipped
If you select the shipping option, you will be prompted to enter your shipping address 
Click Complete

We are sorry for this $10 fee but that is our cost to mail this item to you. Wish we could get around this. This race for us is already paid for as to our expenses and will have a hard time recovering anything. We are already losing thousands because of the cancellation. Without this fee we would have to pay an additional $10 for shipping and handling for every racer who elects to do this. 

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon. 

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