Half Marathon Information

Half Marathon Details

Half the distance, but just as fast and beautiful. This point-to-point half marathon gently rolls downhill from Ojai into 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 Belgian Waffle breakfast - you've earned it!

Race Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2023

Race Time: 6:50 am

Race Start Location: On On Old Baldwin Rd in Mira Monte

Race Finish Location: Downtown Ventura Ventura, CA 93001

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($10 cash) and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line at the Fairgrounds. For more info on shuttles click HERE.


  • Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Finishers Medal
  • Post-race party
  • On Course Nutrition
  • Reusable bag
  • Custom Race Bib
  • Hand Made Age Group Awards

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, February 25th. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. For packet pick-up info click HERE. For information on race morning pick up click HERE

Interactive Course Map Link

Ventura Marathon - Course Map Half Marathon

*Course subject to change. We do not plan for the routes to change however if something happens (ie Police Department can no longer provide support in an area because of a pandemic, emergency road construction, natural disasters, etc) we may need to alter a course. This is true for just about any road race (unless it is on private property.)

2023 Update - We have to use a detour around a section of the bike path that was damaged during the January storm. The course map has been adjusted. The portion of the bike path that was damaged is between Santa Ana Rd and Casitas Vista Rd and is currently closed. County Parks is unsure as to when it will be opened and is unable to allow us to use it at this time. The rerouted course will be USATF certified (measuring the week of Feb 6th) making it a New York Qualifier.


Half Marathon awards are based on chip time and 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:

We will have water and Tailwind Endurance Fuel stations approximately every 1.5 - 2 miles. Every aid station will have water and nearly every aid station will have a port o potty. Tailwind Endurance Fuel is an all in one fueling source (carbs and electrolytes.) It is built for optimal performance and easy on the gut but you need to get used to it in training to make sure it works with your body.

Tailwind Endurance Fuel Logo

Course Time Limit:

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

Pace Groups:

Pacers will be managed by Beast Pacing and plan to hit the following target times. At the start line please line up behind the appropriate pacer.


*Please note Beast Pacing does its best to supply pacers at the above levels and the pacers will do their best to hit these times but it is not guaranteed so always be prepared to pace yourself.


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