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Marathon

Marathon

Marathon Details

Race Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Race Time: 6:40 am

Race Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

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:

  • NEW Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • USATF Certified. Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada draft beer (1) included
  • Tech T
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Free race app with live split notifications
  • Boston Qualifying Pace Groups
  • 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 - 6:00 PM. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Course Maps:

Ventura Marathon Map

Finisher's Medal:

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 Honey Stinger Energy Gels and one station will have Honey Stinger Chews.

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

Ventura Marathon Elevation

 

California Half and Full Marathon Series

  The Ventura Marathon is part of the California Half and Full Marathon series! Run this race to earn more bling. Learn more about the challenge medals, HERE.   CA Series Logo

Pace Groups:

Pace groups will be 5 minutes faster than Boston Qualifying marks

  • 3:00
  • 3:05
  • 3:10
  • 3:20
  • 3:25
  • 3:30
  • 3:35
  • 3:40
  • 3:50
  • 3:55
  • 4:05
  • 4:20
  • 4:35
  • 4:50
 

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Half Marathon 

Ventura Marathon

Half Marathon Details

Race Date: Sunday,  Oct. 21, 2018

Race Time: 7:10 am

Race Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

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:

Ventura Marathon - Half Map

Finisher's Medal:

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+

Elevation Profile

Ventura Marathon - Elevation

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 Honey Stinger Energy Gels and one station will have Honey Stinger Chews.

Course Time Limit:

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

California Half and Full Marathon Series

  The Ventura Marathon is part of the California Half and Full Marathon series! Run this race to earn more bling. Learn more about the challenge medals, HERE.   CA Series Logo

Pace Groups:

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00
  • 4:00

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5K 

Ventura Marathon

5K Details

Race Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Race Time: 8:00 AM

Race Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

Features:

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

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pick up will be on Friday, October 19, and it’s highly recommended to pick up your packet on Friday. Free race day packet pick will be available at the start line. When: 4:00 - 9:00 PM Where: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

Course Map and Description

NEW Downtown 5K course! Run along main street in downtown Ventura. Ventura 5K Map

Elevation Profile

Ventura 5K Map

Finisher's Medal:

Awards

5K awards will take place around 9:00 AM. 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+

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Downtown Mile

Downtown Mile Details

Race Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Race Time: 9:15 AM

Race Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

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 Friday, October 19, and it’s highly recommended to pick up your packet on Friday. Free race day packet pick will be available at the start line. When: 4:00 - 9:00 PM Where: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

Course Map and Description

How fast can you run one mile? The 1 Mile race features a downhill profile and a point-to-point course.

Ventura 1 Mile Map

Elevation Profile

Ventura 1 Mile Map

Finisher's Medal:

Awards

1 Mile awards will take place around 9:45 AM. 1 Mile awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups

  • 12 & Under
  • 13 - 19
  • 20 - 29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

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Kid's Run

Kid's Run

Kid's Run Details

Race Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

The Kids Run will start at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 20.

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 RUN!

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2018 Interactive Course Maps are live!

Interactive Course Maps

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