Surfside Beach Marathon

Surfside, TX, USAFebruary 22, 2025
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The Surfside Beach Marathon and Half Marathon is held in the Village of Surfside Beach, Texas each February. The first run was in 2005.

The race is held on the Surfside public beach, along the Gulf of Mexico, from Surfside to San Luis Pass and back again. The beach is largely undeveloped and extremely hill covered with hard packed, smooth sand. Since it is one of the only marathons in the world run entirely on sand, runners have joined from all over the country and even as far away as Ethiopia, Japan, and Uruguay.

Running on sand may result in slower times, approximately 30 seconds per mile more than the your usual pace, but others say the sand is easier than pavement running and great for long runs. In 2007, Stephen Baumgartner was the first runner to break the 3 hour mark finishing in 2 hours, 55 minutes, and 44 seconds.

The race begins and ends at the Stahlman Park pavilion on the beach. After the race, a post-race party is held at the scenic park, overlooking the gulf, with plenty of Texas-style BBQ available.
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When is the 2025 Surfside Beach Marathon?

The 2025 Surfside Beach Marathon will be held on Saturday February 22, 2025.

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Historical Weather

RunScore
Run Score: 7
Temp
64°F
Min/Max
54°/64°F
Dew
52°F
Days of Rain
4/19
Wind
12mph
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YearConditionsLow / HighRainRunScoreResults
2024
partly-cloudy-night
66°/ 73°Light
Run Score: 7
2023
clear-day
41°/ 58°-
Run Score: 8
2022
clear-night
29°/ 48°-
Run Score: 7
2021
cloudy
36°/ 43°-
Run Score: 5
2020
cloudy
43°/ 72°-
Run Score: 7
2019
cloudy
60°/ 64°-
Run Score: 8
2018
cloudy
71°/ 80°-
Run Score: 5
2017
cloudy
55°/ 61°-
Run Score: 8
2016
partly-cloudy-day
61°/ 76°-
Run Score: 7
2015
cloudy
65°/ 71°Light
Run Score: 6
2014
cloudy
66°/ 75°-
Run Score: 6
2013
clear-day
52°/ 68°-
Run Score: 8
2012
rain
61°/ 64°Moderate
Run Score: 6
2011
cloudy
64°/ 74°-
Run Score: 7
2010
cloudy
36°/ 51°-
Run Score: 8
2009
cloudy
64°/ 69°Light
Run Score: 7
2008
cloudy
61°/ 74°-
Run Score: 8
2007
cloudy
45°/ 50°-
Run Score: 7
2006
clear-night
44°/ 52°-
Run Score: 7