Marathon – I actually like the Marathon course better then the Half. This is a great course for First Timers. Nice and flat and scenic during the back half (where Marathons get boring typically). Course support was the BEST I have ever had. Surf City does it right! Tons of Clif bloks, bananas, etc during the 2nd part of the full. Only challenge was when you run on the beach path, you had to share the road with the general public. The only other challenge is parking. Wonderful event overall!