12 Challenges – Half Mile to Half Marathon

4 Mile – Orange County
San Clemente State Beach

Run Along the Surf

San Clemente State Beach is located at the south end of the city of San Clemente, California. The area around San Clemente is known for its ocean, hill, and mountain views, a pleasant climate and its Spanish Colonial style architecture. The city slogan is “Spanish Village by the Sea.”  Visitors are attracted to the San Clemente area for its intense winds and dramatic location.

San Clemente has been a California state beach since 1937 and is popular among water sport enthusiasts, and anyone who wishes to escape from inland heat and nearby metropolitan areas for the day. The beautiful mile long beach stretches between the curling ocean surf and the foot of a steep bluff. – California State Parks Website

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Regional Info & Resources

Whether it’s manicured beach towns or celebrated theme parks, all framed by oceanfront towns, “The OC” stands out as one of the state’s iconic destinations. The always-amazing Disneyland Resort continues to be one of the best-loved theme parks in the world, while Knott’s Berry Farms and other attractions amp up the fun meter. Explore idyllic Laguna Beach, shop in Newport Beach or Costa Mesa’s spectacular South Coast Plaza, catch a wave in Huntington Beach, and sample culinary delights at the Anaheim Packing District. Every town has its own charm and personality, and every sunset is worth watching. – Visit California

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