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Foster Park Half Marathon 5k & 10k

Sun 14th Oct 2018 • by Elite Sports California
Ventura, California, US

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What you need to know

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k is a one loop course along the famous Ojai bike trail an out and back course that has something for everyone. Gentle rollers as you gradually go up to the turnaround than all downhill on the way back. Finisher medals, goody bag, and a tech shirt for all runners come join the fun!

Distances in this event

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 21.1km
    8:00am Sun 14th Oct 2018
    Up to $10 off
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  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    8:15am Sun 14th Oct 2018
    Up to $10 off
    Event passed
  3. 5k

    Run 5km
    8:30am Sun 14th Oct 2018
    Up to $10 off
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Course Details

Half Marathon​

 Start at Foster Park, at Ventura bike trail, turn right at trailhead follow the bike path to the turnaround point (Stanley RD) and head back towards the starting point.  PASS the trailhead and continue along the bike path towards Ojai just past the Iron bridge to the turnaround point and head back towards the finish line.  Always stay to the right of the path/road during the entire race.  Total elevation gain is  422 ft total course.

Parking is $4 inside the park gates and there is plenty of off-site parking nearby.

Foster Park Parking: Foster Park is located at 438 Casitas Vista RD, Ventura CA 93001

101 North to  HWY-33 ( just past California St exit off 101), Exit Casitas Vista RD, follow the road as it circles around to the stop sign at Casitas Vista RD and Ventura Ave.  Turn Right onto Casitas Vista RD and the Entrance to Foster park will be on your right just past the bike path.   Pay parking is $4 CASH just as you enter the park.  Follow the road all the way to the end of the park and you will see Start / Finish line and race day expo.



Will there be port-o-potties along the course?

Yes: Porta Potties will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free-standing bathrooms at the park. Porta a potties are usually one per 150 people according to the experts. We always have one unit per 75 people at the start area. Please get it done early to avoid the lines.

Can I walk the course?

Yes: You have 4 hours to finish the half marathon, that’s about 15minutes plus per mile. Sooo… walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs.

Is the course accurately measured and marked?

Yes: This has been GPS measured several times to make sure we are on the mark. Feel free to check it out on your own watch if you have time prior to the race. There will be mile markers on the course and volunteers at all major turns and water stations.

What, where, and when is Paket pickup?

Saturday before the race, from 12 noon to 4: pm
Hypercat Racing: 4160 Market St , Suite 13, Ventura CA 93003,
This is where you pick up your race timing chip, race bib #, and race day t-shirt, ask you pre-race questions,

This will be your last chance to register for this race,

Can I register for the race at the packet pick-up location?

YES…You can register for the race at the package pick-up there is NO Discounts Package pickup and we only accept cash or credit cards, NO CHECKS. You can also register on line or by sending in the registration form. Online registration closes Friday at midnight.

Can I pick up my race packet on race day?

YES…you can pick up your race packet on race day, but we advise you to come early!! There may be hundreds of people doing the same and it may take a little time. We advise you to go to the packet pick-up Saturday before race day instead. Last minute check in on race day begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 6:45 a.m. There is NO race day registration.

Will there be awards given out to the race winners?

YES…Awards will be given out to the top 3 male/ female finishers overall and 3 deep in each age group.  Age groups are every 10 years up to 80+…



Top 3 overall M/F in each race – Special Award
Top 3 each age group M/F – ALL RACE DISTANCES

Any other cool stuff for all the rest of us?

YES of course… All runners receive a finisher medal, tech shirt, water bottle and reusable goody bag.

When will results be posted?

Race results will be posted as follows:
5k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 8:30a.m ish
10k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 9:00 a.m. ish
Half Marathon – 9:00 ish

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