Oct. 19-20, 2019

Race Weekend Info

Race Week Registration

Online Registration:


Online Registration Closes for ALL RACES Friday, Oct 18 at 9PM

Onsite Registration:

5K, Downtown Mile and Kids Mile: Saturday, Oct 19 8AM (closes 15 minutes before the start of the race)

  • Onsite Registration Prices: 5K – $60, Downtown Mile – $45 Kids Race -$30

Half Marathon and Marathon: Saturday Oct 19, 10AM-5PM

  • Onsite Registration Prices: Marathon – $150, Half – $130

Packet Pickup

5K, Downtown Mile & Kids Mile

Saturday October 19
When: 8:00-10:45AM
Where: Mission Park – 185 E Santa Clara St

**NOTE: Runners in the Downtown Mile and Kids Mile will need to walk 1 mile to the start of the race after checking in. There are not shuttles taking runners to the start.

Marathon & Half Marathon

Saturday October 19
When: 10:00-5:00PM
Where: Mission Park – 185 E Santa Clara St

Sunday October 20
When: 5:30am-6:30am
Where: Starting Line of Race Distance

VIP Packet Pickup (Sunday October 20) for marathon and half marathon participants is an additional $20 and must be selected in registration or added to your registration before 10/12. View instructions HERE. Race Day packet pickup is complimentary for 5K, Downtown Mile and Kids Run participants.

We highly encourage runners to pick up their packets the day before your race. If you’re picking up on race morning, you MUST have purchased VIP Packet Pickup and leave plenty of time to park and check-in. It’s recommended to arrive at the venue one hour prior to your start time.

Important: A $20 fee will apply to Full & Half Marathon runners for race day pickup. If you plan to pick up race day morning, and did not sign up while registering please bring $20 cash to your start line. You will need to bring a copy of registration confirmation to get on the shuttle if you do not have your bib number. 

Bib # Look Up

Runners will be preassigned a race number. Due to the large number of runners, bibs will be organized by number order at packet pickup. To expedite your check-in process lookup your Bib # ahead of time. Look up your Bib # – COMING SOON

Other Information

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
Yes, just make sure they have a copy of your ID.
Cell phone pictures will work!

Changing Distance or Transferring Your Entry to someone else?
Distance and person transfers may be done online. Online transfers close October 16 and then transfers must be done in-person at packet pickup.

Learn how to change distance HERE.

Learn how to transfer your entry HERE.

NOTE: There is a $10 fee to transfer your registration to a new participant.

If you purchased race insurance and need to submit a claim please follow the instructions HERE.
Please note deferrals are not allowed.

Weekend Schedule

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:00 am – 5K, Downtown Mile and Kids Run Packet Pickup Begins
9:30 am – 5K Start
10:00 am – Live Music Starts
10:00 am – Marathon & Half Marathon Packet Pickup Opens
10:15 am – 5K Award Ceremony
10:30 am – Brew Fest Opens
10:45 am – Downtown Mile
11:00 am – Kids Mile

11:30 am – Downtown Mile Award Ceremony

3:30 pm – Brew Fest Ends
5:00 pm – Packet Pickup Closes

Sunday, October 20, 2019

5:00 am – Marathon Shuttle Pick Up (please arrive by 4:45am)
5:30 am – VIP Packet Pick Up Opens at Start Lines
6:15 am – Half Marathon Shuttle Pick Up (please arrive by 6am)
6:40 am – Marathon Start
7:10 am – Half Marathon Start
8:00 am -Health and Fitness Expo Opens, Lagunitas Beer Garden Open
8:50 am – Half Marathon Award Ceremony
9:00 am – Live Music Begins
10:30 am – Marathon Award Ceremony

2:00 pm -Health and Fitness Expo Close, Lagunitas Beer Garden Close

Start Times

Saturday, Oct. 19

5K – 9:30AM
Downtown Mile – 10:45AM
Kids Mile – 11:00AM

Sunday, Oct. 20

Marathon – 6:40 am
Half Marathon – 7:10 am


All Marathon and Half Marathon runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line of their race.

All Marathon Shuttles will depart between 4:45-5:00 am.
All Half Marathon Shuttles will depart between 6:00-6:15 am.

Pick Up Location: All shuttles will depart from the Ventura County Fairgrounds

Parking at the Fairgrounds is $8 (cash only). Leave yourself plenty of time to park and get to your shuttle.

NOTE: You must have your bib # or copy of registration confirmation to board your shuttle. Shuttles are not for spectators. There are no return shuttles to the start line after the event.

Course Info


Start Line: On McNell Rd in Ojai between Grand Ave and Reeves Rd.
Finish Line: Mission Park – 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA
Shuttle pick up will be between 4:45-5:00a.m. at Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001). You will arrive at the start line around 5:30 a.m.


Half Marathon

Start Line: On Old Baldwin Rd just off Baldwin Rd
Finish Line: Mission Park – 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA
Shuttle Pick-Up will be between 6:00-6:15am at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001).



Start Line & Finish Line: Mission Park – 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA
The 5K course will run along Main Street in Downtown Ventura


Downtown Mile & Kids Mile

Start Line: Intersection of Hemlock St and Main St
Finish Line: Mission Park – 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA
The course is a point-to-point downhill course along Main Street in Downtown Ventura.


**Participants will need to walk to the start line. Please note there are not any bathrooms at the 1-Mile Start so please use the bathrooms at the expo. 

For information on aid stations, pacing, elevation profile, maps, course nutrition, restrooms, time limit and age groups, please find your race distance on the “Event Info” tab. You can find this information by clicking HERE.

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


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


  1. Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd) – Parking is $8 (CASH ONLY) and first come first served. Marathon and half marathon shuttles will leave from this location.
  2. Downtown Ventura Parking – recommended for the 5K and 1-Mile. Half Marathon and Full Marathon Runners are welcome to park Downtown but will have to walk to the fairgrounds. See map HERE
  3. There is not official parking at the start lines for each venue. NOTE: Vehicles cannot be left at the start lines after the start of the marathon and half marathon. There are no shuttles returning to the start after each race. Be aware of the temporary “No Parking” signs and do not park along the course.

Recommended parking for the weekend is at the Ventura County Fairgrounds for $8 (cash only). There is free parking available in the surrounding areas, but you may need to spend extra time looking for spots.

It is a half mile walk from the Fairgrounds to Mission Park where the 5K will start and all races will finish. Shuttles to the Marathon and Half Marathon start lines will be picking up runners from the Fairgrounds on Harbor Blvd. just west of Shoreline Dr.

There will be a free bike valet at the expo on Saturday, Oct. 19.


Race Day Reminders

– All bib numbers should be worn visibly on the front of runners.

– Headphones are NOT recommended. If you choose to wear headphones, please keep the volume low and always be aware of your surroundings.

– Runners need their bibs or registration confirmation to board the shuttles. Shuttles are NOT available for friends and family and WILL NOT return anyone from the start lines.

– Please remember to keep to the right and run two across.


SCS Photoworks will be out on the course snapping shots of LaceUp runners. Be sure to smile and then look for an email directing you to FREE photos for social media. High-resolution photos will also be available for purchase.

Photos can be viewed approximately 72 hours after the race.

Road Closures

Main St (Between Ventura Ave and Crimea St) WB & EB 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Santa Clara St (Between Junipero St and Figueroa St) WB & EB 1:00 PM – (Sunday) 5:00 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2019
McNell Rd (Between Grand Ave and Reeves Rd) NB 3:30 AM – 7:45 AM
McNell Rd (Between Grand Ave and Reeves Rd) SB 3:30 AM – 9:00 AM
McNell Rd (Between Grand Ave and Thacher Rd) SB 6:30 AM – 7:15 AM
Thacher Rd (Between McNell Rd and Carne Rd) EB 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Carne Rd (Between Thacher Rd and Grand Ave) NB 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Grand Ave (Between Gorham Rd and McNell Rd) EB 6:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Reeves Rd (Between McNell Rd and E Ojai Ave/CA-150) WB 6:30 AM – 9:15 AM
E Ojai Ave / CA-150 (Between Reeves Rd and Park Rd) WB 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Gorham Rd (Between E Ojai Ave/CA-150 & Grand Ave) NB 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Bryant St (btw E Ojai Ave / CA-150 & Ojai Valley Trail) SB 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Old Baldwin Rd WB & EB 3:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Rice Rd (Between Baldwin Rd / CA-150) SB 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Woodland Ave (Between Rice Rd & Ventura Ave/CA-33) EB 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM
Santa Ana Blvd (Between Monte Via and Santa Ana Rd) WB 7:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Santa Ana Rd (btw Santa Ana Blvd & Casitas Vista Rd) SB 7:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Casitas Vista Rd (btw Santa Ana Rd & Ojai Valley Trail) EB 7:00 AM – 12:15 PM
S Olive St (Between Main St and Santa Clara St) NB 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Santa Clara St (Between Olive St and Figueroa St) WB 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Santa Clara St (Between Junipero St and Figueroa St) WB & EB (Sat) 1:00 PM – (Sun) 5:00 PM


5K, Downtown Mile & Kids Mile

Half Marathon & Marathon

Participant Shirt

Ventura Brew Fest

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.

The event takes place alongside the Ventura Marathon 5K and Downtown Mile, giving motivated beer drinkers an opportunity to whet their thirst. Secure your spot and purchase tickets today.

When: October 19, 2019 || 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn More HERE.

There will be a free bike valet at the expo on Saturday, Oct. 19

Gear Check

Marathon & Half Marathon

Gear check will be available at the marathon and half marathon start lines. Gear will be available for pickup at the expo after the race. Any clothing discarded at the start lines that is not left at gear check will NOT be transported to the expo.

5K, Downtown Mile & Kids Mile

There is no gear check available for Saturday races.

Referral Program

Refer your friends and earn rewards!

When you register for any 2019 Lexus LaceUp Series race, you will receive a personal referral link that you can share on your social media and send to friends.

  • When you recruit 3 runners to sign up you will receive $15 back.
  • When 5 runners sign up using your referral code you will earn a Ventura Marathon pullover.

Learn more, HERE.


For all other frequently asked questions, including information regarding gear check, strollers, aid stations, results and more, please visit out FAQ page, here.

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