Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute Announces New Marathon Partnerships

February 1, 2022

World-class specialists will be the official orthopedic and sports medicine partner of the Surf City Marathon and Long Beach Marathon this weekend in October

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – February 1, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institutea world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and illnesses, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the Surf City Marathon and Long Beach Marathon as the official orthopedic and medical sport partner of the events.

The partnership kicks off with the Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday February 6 and continues through the Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon in October. Southern California races combine each year to attract over 30,000 runners.

“We are thrilled to partner with such a renowned and respected Southern California institution as Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Responsible for partnerships for events. “Their mission and their expertise in sports medicine and injury prevention bring a new dynamic to our events. Just knowing that the services they provide to professional athletes is the same as how we can help our amateur and recreational runners, who have an unfortunate injury, get back on the roads and trails to do what they love. .

The Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute provides patients with exceptional care, expertise, and state-of-the-art medical technology at multiple locations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

“What makes this partnership with the Surf City Marathon and the Long Beach Marathon so special is the incredible opportunity to work even more closely with our communities served to educate them about sports injury prevention as well as diagnose and treat sports-related injuries and illnesses that are keeping them at bay,” explained Ralph Gambardella, MD, Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute board member. “Kerlan-Jobe’s extensive experience in sports medicine, outpatient orthopedic surgery and innovative rehabilitation enables us to provide clinically proven sports medicine and orthopedic care to event participants and athletes of all ages and all levels.

26and The Surf City Marathon edition is a world-class destination event with the expo, start line and finish line festival all taking place just steps away from the sand and beach resorts. Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe will be creating custom content and digital media throughout race weekend, with on-site activation plans at the race expo to support runners in Huntington Beach.

The Long Beach Marathon has been one of the nation’s most popular and respected marathons for nearly 40 years. The 26.2-mile scenic route showcases the city’s miles of sandy beaches and unique neighborhoods. More importantly, the event provides a platform for dozens of local charities and nonprofits each year to raise funds for their respective causes.

For more information on the 2022 Surf City Marathon, please visit www.RunSurfCity.com. More information about the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is available online at www.kerlanjobe.org.

Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute

The Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and illnesses. As the athletic division of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Orthopedics, ranked number 3 nationally, the institute’s physicians provide comprehensive care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. Patients benefit from world-renowned experts in multi-specialty orthopedics, and the doctors who treat professional athletes are the same ones who treat you. For more information or to make an appointment, go to www.kerlanjobe.org.

About the Surf City Marathon

The Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon is held annually on the first Sunday in February and attracts thousands of runners from around the world. The scenic course offers runners an oceanfront tour of Huntington Beach with the start and finish line located just steps from the beach. A two-day active lifestyle expo kicks off race weekend in the Huntington Beach parking lot on Friday and Saturday. The free expo is open to the public and features many vendors offering the latest in running gear, nutrition, and informational clinics. The race weekend includes two days of racing with a sand beach race on Saturday morning and the marathon, half marathon and 5k on Sunday ending with a finish line festival and coffee outside. More information about the Surf City Marathon is available online at www.RunSurfCity.com.

About the Long Beach Marathon

The 38th Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon will take place the weekend of October 8-9, 2022. The race weekend attracts thousands of runners each year with perfect Southern California weather and fast courses. and dishes. Participants can choose from four different events including the Marathon, Half Marathon, 20 Mile Bike Tour or Aquarium of the Pacific 5k. The race returns for its 37th edition and features two days of racing along the Southern California coast, giving runners iconic waterfront views of Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary Hotel. For more information about the Long Beach Marathon or to register for the event, visit www.RunLongBeach.com.


Dan Cruz, 619-925-7671 [email protected]

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