Marathon

Marathon

Marathon Details

Race Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Race Time: 6:40 am

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line. All marathon shuttles will depart the county fairgrounds at 5:00 AM.

Features:

  • Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • USATF Certified. Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada draft beer (1) included
  • Event shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Free race app with live split notifications
  • Cool finishers medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable shopping bag

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 AM - 6:00PM. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Course Maps:

Course maps coming soon

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 Energy Gels and one station will have CLIF Bloks.

Course Time Limit

The course has a six-hour time limit. Runners are allowed to start prior to the start time, but please be aware that directional signs and aid stations may not be in place. Please let the timing company know exactly when you are starting to ensure an accurate time.

Elevation Profile

Net Downhill Course

Elevation profile coming soon.

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 

Ventura Marathon

Half Marathon Details

Race Date: Sunday,  Oct. 21, 2018

Race Time: 7:10 am

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line. NEW IN 2018 - all half marathon shuttles will depart the county fairgrounds at 6:15 AM.

Features:

  • Fast Downhill Point to Point Course
  • USATF Certified. Boston Marathon qualifier.
  • Waffle Breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada Draft Beer (1) included
  • Event shirt
  • Professionally Chip Timed
  • Free Race App with live split notifications
  • Cool Finishers Medal
  • Post-Race Party
  • Reusable shopping bag

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 20. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Course Maps:

Course maps coming soon

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. Two aid stations will have CLIF Shot Energy Gels and one station will have CLIF Bloks.

Course Time Limit:

The course time limit is five hours (22:54/mile). This is a leisurely walking pace.

Pace Groups:

  • 1:30
  • 1:45
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00
  • 3:30

5K 

Ventura Marathon

5K Details

Race Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Race Time: 7:00 AM

Features:

  • Event shirt
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada draft beer (1) included
  • Cool finisher's medal
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Post-race party

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pick up will be on Saturday, October 20, and it’s highly recommended to pick up your packet on Saturday. Free race day packet pick will be available at the start line.

Course Map and Description

Course maps coming soon!

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

Kid's Run

Kid's Run Details

The Kids Run portion will start at 1:00 PM on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

The whole family can participate in the Ventura Marathon Race Weekend! Our Kids Fun Run is non-competitive (not timed and no awards.) The distance is approximately 1K.

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

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Ventura Marathon 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.

2018 Interactive Course Maps Coming Soon

Interactive Course Maps

Click the race distance below for course map and elevation profile.
2017 Medal