Oct. 19-20, 2019

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Marathon

Marathon

Marathon Details

The fast and scenic Ventura Marathon is back this year. This point-to-point marathon is the perfect amount of downhill starting in Ojai and ending in downtown Ventura. The course winds along the paved paths of the Ojai Valley Trail and Ventura River Trail bringing runners toward the coast and one of Southern California's most popular surf destinations. Qualify for Boston or run a new PR and spend a weekend in beautiful Ventura.

Race Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Race Time: 6:40 am

Race Start Location: On McNell Rd in Ojai between Grand Ave and Reeves Rd.

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

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($8 cash) and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line from the Fairgrounds. All marathon shuttles will depart the county fairgrounds between 4:45 am and 5:00 AM.

Features:

  • Back for 2019! Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • USATF certified Boston Marathon qualifier (Certification #CA18052RS)
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Boston Qualifying Pace Groups
  • Cool finishers medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable tote bag

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 19. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Course Maps:

DETAILED MAP HERE

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

  • Mile 1.7 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 3.1 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 4.7 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 6.4 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 7.5 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 9.1 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 10.1 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 11.9 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 13.6 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 14.6 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 16.3 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 17.5 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 19.1 - Water & Honey Stinger Chews
  • Mile 20.7 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 22.5 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 24 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 25.3 - Water & Nuun Performance

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.

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:

  • 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

Half the distance, but just as fast and beautiful. This point-to-point half marathon gently rolls downhill from Ojai into downtown Ventura. The course winds along the tree-lined paved paths of the Ojai Valley Trail and Ventura River Trail bringing runners toward the coast and one of Southern California's most popular surf destinations. After cruising into the finish, enjoy a cold craft beer and the infamous Belgian Waffle breakfast - you've earned it!

Race Date: Sunday,  Oct. 20, 2019

Race Time: 7:10 am

Race Start Location: On Old Baldwin Rd just off Baldwin Rd

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

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($8 cash) and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line at the Fairgrounds. 

Features:

  • Back for 2019! Fast Downhill Point to Point Course
  • Waffle Breakfast
  • Craft Beer (1) included
  • Event shirt
  • Professionally Chip Timed
  • Cool Finishers Medal
  • Post-Race Party
  • Reusable tote bag

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 19. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Course Maps:

DETAILED MAP HERE

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:

  • Mile 1.5 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 3.2 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 4.4 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 6 - Water & Honey Stinger Chews
  • Mile 7.6 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 9.4 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 10.9 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 12.2 - Water & Nuun Performance

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

Soak up all of downtown in the Ventura 5K. The course features two loops that run along Main Street past the restaurants, shops and nightlife of downtown Ventura. Finish right at Mission Park and enjoy all the perks of the finish festival. Toast with a cold craft beer and enjoy the Belgian Waffle Breakfast!

Race Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Race Time: 9:30 AM

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

Features:

  • Event shirt
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Cool finisher's medal
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Post-race party
New This Year! 2019 marks the inaugural Ventura Brew Fest featuring tastings from craft brewers at Ventura’s Mission Park. Sip on a variety of craft beers while enjoying a laid back atmosphere with music, food, vendors, games, races and more. Save $5 when you purchase your Brew Fest tickets with your registration. Learn More.

Course Map and Description

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

*2019 5k course subject to change

Elevation Profile

Ventura 5K Map

 

Awards

5K awards will take place around 10:15 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

Ventura Marathon

Downtown Mile Details

How fast can you run a mile?! The Ventura Downtown Mile runs point-to-point right down Main Street in Downtown Ventura. The course runs downhill into the finish line - perfect for a new mile personal best! After you break the finish line tape, head into Mission Park to take advantage of all of the finisher perks.

Race Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019

Race Time: 10:45am - Mens & Womens combined

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

Features:

  • Event shirt
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft draft beer (1) included
  • Cool finisher's medal
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Post-race party
  • Overall awards
New This Year! 2019 marks the inaugural Ventura Brew Fest featuring tastings from craft brewers at Ventura’s Mission Park. Sip on a variety of craft beers while enjoying a laid back atmosphere with music, food, vendors, games, races and more. Save $5 when you purchase your Brew Fest tickets with your registration. Learn More.

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

Awards

1 Mile awards will take place around 11:30 AM. 1 Mile awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female overall finishers.

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Kid's Mile

Ventura Marathon

Kid's Mile Details

The whole family can participate in the Ventura Marathon Race Weekend! Our NEW Kids Mile will take place course will be the same as the Downtown Mile and now features chip timing. Parents are welcome to run alongside their kids or cheer for them at the start/finish line.

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

Race Time: The Kids Run will start at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Features:

  • Event shirt
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Cool finisher's medal
  • Reusable shopping bag
  • NEW! Professionally chip timed

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Interactive Course Maps

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