Click HERE for Race Day Parking Info

The Shuttle will pick up runners from the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

Marathon

Marathon

Race Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Race Time: 6:30 am

Race Start Line: 650 Carne Rd, 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. Runners may be dropped off at the start lines, but parking is extremely limited.

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
  • Running Tshirt
  • 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)

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

Packet Pick Up Information

Click HERE for packet pick-up information

Course Map and Description:

Click HERE for interactive course maps.

Click HERE for downloadable course maps with turn-by-turn directions.

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 finishes 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 Blok Energy Gels and one station will have Clif Shot Blocks. Click HERE for downloadable course maps with aid station information.

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

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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

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

Half Marathon

Half Marathon

Race Date: Sunday,  Oct. 22, 2017

Race Time: 6:30 am

Race Start Line: 655 Burnham Rd, Oak View, CA 93022

Shuttle from Ventura: Shuttle Pick-Up will be at 4:30 and 5:30 am (5:30 shuttle is sold out) in Downtown Ventura by the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Runners may be dropped off at the start lines, but parking is extremely limited.

Race Finish Line: Just South of the Ventura Pier

Features:

  • New Downhill Scenic Course
  • New Waffle Breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada Draft Beer (1) included
  • Racer Tshirt
  • 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.)

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

Packet Pick Up Information

Click HERE for packet pick-up information

Course Map and Description:

Click HERE for interactive course maps

Click HERE for downloadable course maps with turn-by-turn directions.

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 beachfront finish at the Ventura Pier.

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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 Gels and one will have CLIF Blocks. Click HERE for downloadable course maps with aid station information.

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

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

5K

5K

Race Date: Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Race Time: 6:40 - 6:50 am (waves start)

Race Start and Finish Line: Next to the Ventura Pier

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

Packet Pick Up Information

Click HERE for packet pick-up information

Course Map and Description:

Click HERE for interactive course maps

Click HERE for downloadable course maps with turn-by-turn directions.

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

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Features:

  • Racer Tshirt
  • *NEW* Waffle Breakfast
  • Sierra Nevada Draft Beer (1) included
  • Finisher's 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

Kid's Run

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

The Kids Run portion will start at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Oct. 21st.

The whole family can participate in the Ventura Marathon Race Weekend! Our Kids Fun Runs take place on the Ventura Promenade and is non-competitive (not times and no awards.) The distance is approximately 1K.

Registration is just $20 per child and includes a race bib, finishers medal, event t-shirt, 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 Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm after the run. We will have a variety of games for the kids.

*************************************************** 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.

Online Registration is Now Closed - Learn more about onsite registration, HERE.

Ventura Marathon

Interactive Course Maps

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