Event Info

Save the Date! October 23-24, 2021

All New Beach Front Courses for our 2021 events. 

Marathon

Marathon Details

2021 will see a new ALL Beach Front Ventura Marathon. This out and back marathon is mostly flat with a few rolling hills starting at the Ventura Pier heading towards Santa Barbara along Highway 1 and back. The course winds along the paved paths of the Ventura Promenade up the coast along the beach and back, you will have an ocean view for almost the entire course before you end next to the Ventura Pier and sand. Qualify for Boston or run a new PR and spend a weekend in beautiful Ventura.

Race Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Race Time: 7:00 am

Race Start Location: at the Ventura Pier

Race Finish Location: at the Ventura Pier

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($8 cash) and through downtown Ventura.

Features:

  • New for 2021! Beach Front Out and Back Course
  • USATF certified Boston Marathon qualifier (Certification #CA18052RS)
  • Event shirt
  • Free Marathon Specific Training Plan
  • Craft beer (1st Beer)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Boston Qualifying Pace Groups
  • Post-race party
  • Hand Made Art Awards 1-3rd

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 23. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $10. Find more information, 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

*Aid stations subject to change

  • 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.

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

   

Half Marathon 

Half Marathon Details

Half the distance, but just beautiful. 2021 will see a new ALL Beach Front Ventura Half Marathon. This out and back marathon is mostly flat with a few rolling hills starting at the Ventura Pier heading towards Santa Barbara along Highway 1 and back. The course winds along the paved paths of the Ventura Promenade up the coast along the beach and back, you will have an ocean view for almost the entire course before you end next to the Ventura Pier and sand. After cruising into the finish, enjoy a cold craft beer and the beach - you've earned it!

Race Date: Sunday,  Oct. 24, 2021

Race Time: 7:00 am

Race Start Location: at the Ventura Pier

Race Finish Location: at the Ventura Pier

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($8 cash) and through downtown Ventura.

Features:

  • New for 2021! Beach Front Out and Back Course
  • Event shirt
  • Free Half Marathon Specific Training Plan
  • Craft beer (1st Beer)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Post-race party
  • Hand Made Art Awards 1-3rd

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 23. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $10. Find more information, 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:

*Aid stations subject to change

  • 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.

Pace Groups:

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

5K

 5K Details

This fun 5k is a flat our and back course along the Ventura Promenade with ocean views, you will start and finish at The Ventura Pier.  Toast with a cold craft beer and enjoy the beach with your toes in the sand after you finish!

Race Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021

Race Time: 7:30 AM

Race Location: at the Ventura Pier

Features:

  • New for 2021! Beach Front Out and Back Course
  • Event shirt
  • Free 5K Specific Training Plan
  • Craft beer (1st Beer)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Post-race party
  • Hand Made Art Awards 1-3rd

Back This Year! 2021 marks the second annual 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. This year's Brew Fest will be bigger and better than last year. Save $5 when you purchase your Brew Fest tickets with your registration.

Course Map and Description

Downtown Ventura 5K! Run along the beach in Ventura.  

*2021 5k course subject to change

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:

  • 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+

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