Saturday, February 5, 2011

Huntington Beach Webcam, Live Feed at 2011 Surf City marathon

Huntington Beach in California this weekend hosts the annual Surf City USA Marathon and Half-Marathon, which is usually held on the first Sunday of February.

This live feed is at Huntington Beach for the events:

Huntington Beach Webcam

The Surf City USA Marathon creates a fun, relaxing race atmosphere. This exclusive oceanfront course is a California Dream! Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Festival includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun.

Huntington Beach is the site of the world surfing championships, held in the summer every year. The city is often referred to as "Surf City" because of this high profile event, its history and culture of surfing. It is often called the "Surfing Capital of the World", not for the height of the waves, but rather for the consistent quality of surf. Gordon Duane established the city's first surf shop, Gordie's Surfboards, in 1955.

Huntington Beach is also a popular destination for kite surfing, and this sport can be viewed on the beach northwest of the pier. Huntington Beach is the host city of the National Professional Paintball League Super 7 Paintball Championships. The NPPL holds its first event of the year traditionally between the dates of March 23 through March 26.

Tallahassee Webcam, Live Feed at the 2011 Tallahassee Marathon

The 37th annual Tallahassee Marathon takes place on Sunday 6 February 2011, starting at 7.30 am on the campus of Florida State University on Chieftan Way.

This live feed will be covering the marathon and half marathon:

Tallahassee marathon live feed

The half marathon course is flat while the full marathon features a scenic mid section with some gently rolling terrain in the appealing Southwood neighborhood. This is the 37th annual Tallahassee Marathon. Our first marathon was held in 1975. The Tallahassee Half-Marathon has been held since the mid-1980s. This is the seventh year it will be run from Florida State's Mike Long Track.

Marathon runners will be diverted from the Half Marathoners at 5.5 miles, and will run an out and back through the scenic Southwood neighborhood. The new section of the course is mostly flat with some gently rolling hills between miles 11 and 17.

Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad Trail State Park is a rail trail and Florida State Park located on 16 miles (26 km) of the historic railbed of the Tallahassee Railroad, which ran between Tallahassee and St. Marks, Florida. The trail ends near the confluence of the St. Marks and Wakulla Rivers. The portion of the trail south of US 98 is designated as a portion of the Florida National Scenic Trail. A paved extension of the trail extends north for approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) into the City of Tallahassee. The annual Tallahassee Marathon utilizes all of the City of Tallahassee portion and the northern six miles (10 km) of the State of Florida portion of the St. Marks Trail.