PRICES INCREASE JULY 26!

Marathon

Race Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017  Race Time: 6:30 am Race Start Line: Ojai, CA 93023 Shuttle from Ventura: Shuttle Pick Up will be at 4:45 am in Downtown Ventura by the Ventura County Fairgrounds. You will arrive at the start line about 5:30

Features:

  • New Super Fast Downhill Point to Point Course
  • USATF Certified*. Boston Marathon Qualifier.
  • New Waffle Breakfast for all participants
  • Sierra Nevada Draft Beer (1) included
  • Technical Running Top
  • Professionally Chip Timed
  • Free Race App with live split notifications
  • Cool Finishers Medal
  • Post-Race Beach Party
  • Beachfront Finish
  • Reusable shopping bag (this is your goody bag)

*Final measurement for USATF certification will take place in the Summer. We can adjust the start line as needed so no concerns it won't be certified.

Packet Pick Up Information

Course Map and Description:

https://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/RouteMap/MyRoutes/539558 

After four years of a flat out and back course we created a new super fast downhill course with an epic beach finish. Our course begins in Ojai and runs along the Ventura River Bike Path and finishing at the Ventura Pier.

Awards:

Marathon awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups

19 & Under;  20 - 24;  25 - 29;  30 - 34;  35 - 39;  40 - 44;  45 - 49;  50 - 54;  55 - 59;  60 - 64;  65 - 69;  70 - 74;  75 - 79;  80+

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be every 1.5 - 2 Miles. All Stations will have Water and Nuun (electrolyte drink.) Two aid stations will have Clif Shot Bloks and one station will have Clif Shot Bloks.

Course Time Limit

We have a 6-hour time limit. If you know the route you can start before that but please be aware directional signs and aid stations may not be up in the beginning because they are all based on a 6:30am start and it may be dark. Please let the timing company know exactly when you are starting to ensure an accurate time.

Elevation Profile: Net Downhill Course

Pace Groups
3:02;  3:07;  3:12;  3:22;  3:27;  3:32;  3:37;  3:42;  3:52;  3:57;  4:07;  4:22;  4:37;  4:52;  5:07;  5:22

Half Marathon

Race Time: 6:30 am

Race Start Line: Foster Park between Ventura and Ojai

Shuttle from Ventura: Shuttle Pick Up will be at 4:30 and 5:30 am in Downtown Ventura by the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Race Finish Line: Just South of the Ventura Pier

Features:

  • New Downhill Scenic Course
  • New Waffle Breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada Draft Beer (1) included
  • Technical Running Top
  • Professionally Chip Timed
  • Free Race App with live split notifications.
  • Cool Finishers Medal
  • Post-Race Beach Party
  • Beachfront Finish
  • Reusable shopping bag (this is your goody bag.)

Packet Pick Up Information

Course Map & Description:

This year our goal was to create a new fast, downhill course starting between Ventura and Ojai and ending at the Beach.  This new point to point course takes you along the Ventura River Bike Path and through downtown Ventura finishing with an epic beach front finish at the Ventura Pier.

You can view the course here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1602551827 

Awards:

Half Marathon awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups:

19 & Under;  20 - 24;  25 - 29;  30 - 34;  35 - 39;  40 - 44;  45 - 49;  50 - 54;  55 - 59;  60 - 64;  65 - 69;  70 - 74;  75 - 79;  80+

Aid Stations

Aid Stations will be every 1.5 - 2 Miles. All Stations will have Water and Nuun (electrolyte drink.) One aid station will have Clif Shot Gel.

Course Time Limit

You have 5 hours to complete the half marathon, which equates to a pace per mile of 22:54 (this is a leisurely walking pace. A brisk walk pace would be about 15 minutes per mile.)

Pace Groups 1:30;  1:45;  2:00;  2:15;  2:30;  2:45;  3:00;  3:30  

5K

Race Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Race Time: Waves

Between 6:45 - 6:55 am

Race Start and Finish Line: Next to the Ventura Pier

Course Map & Description:

The 5K is a fun run/walk going along Harbor Blvd, into Downtown Ventura and back to the pier.

You can view the course here: https://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/RouteMap/MyRoutes/537988

Features:

  • Technical Running Top
  • New Waffle Breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada Draft Beer (1) included
  • Finishers Medal
  • Reusable Shopping Bag
  • Scenic & Flat Course
  • Professionally Chip Timed
  • Post-Race Beach Party
  • Beachfront Finish
  • Convenient Parking

Awards:

5K awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups:

12 & Under

13 - 19

20 - 24

25 - 29, ... 70 - 74

75 - 79

80+

Kid's Run

Ventura Marathon

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The Kids Run portion will start at 11 am.

The whole family can participate in the Ventura Marathon Race Weekend! Our Kids Fun Runs take place on the sand and are non-competitive. The distances offered are:

•    Short sand dash (recommended for kids 3 - 7) •    Half mile (recommended for kids 8 & Up) •    1-Mile (recommended for kids 14 & Up)

*Please keep in mind sand running is harder than "road" running and shoes or sand socks are recommended. The distances above are recommendations.

Registration is just $20 per child and includes a race bib, finishers medal, event t-shirt, event hat, goody bag.  Parents are welcome to run alongside their kids or cheer for them at the start/finish line.

PARTICIPATE IN THE KIDS BEACH CHALLENGE Stay and play with us on the sand from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Complete all activities in the KIDS BEACH CHALLENGE, including the Kids Run (any distance), obstacle course, sack race, and the sand-bucket relay for an even harder challenge. All events will be held on Saturday, October 21st at 11:00am – 1pm as part of our weekend Beach Party.

The Kids Run portion will start at 11am.

*************************************************** Run Kids Run organizes non-competitive active events for young people as part of larger scale events like marathons, triathlons, and bike races. Children can become members of our YAY TEAM to receive monthly updates on upcoming events and earn rewards for participating in the activities we host. We are excited to partner with the Ventura Marathon for a second year to offer the KIDS RUNS and KIDS BEACH CHALLENGE.

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Ventura Marathon

Interactive Course Maps

Click the race distance below for course map and elevation profile.

Downloadable Course Maps

Click the race distance below to download the course pdf.