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Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K

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Race up and around the stunning Catalina island in this mixed terrain half marathon or 10k event. Great for runners of all levels, the course is truly awe-inspiring and beholds the Pacific Ocean and the island's natural wildlife. Come for the scenic backdrop or for that treasured finisher's medal.

Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K routes

Half Marathon:

This beautiful trail half marathon course starts runners in the city of Avalon and quickly climbs to over 1600 feet in elevation. Runners enjoy the expansive Catalina Island Conservancy Nature Preserve with its spectacular vistas while being challenged by the rugged terrain. They'll also have the special thrill of knowing they're in bison territory—the Conservancy man-ages a free-ranging herd of 150 of the majestic animals.


The 10K will begin in the middle of Avalon and then run through city streets, up and down hills, reach the outskirts of the city before heading to over 2.5 miles of trails just above the city landscape. You will run around Avalon’s most famous landmark: the Casino building, by the Wrigley’s house, turn around at the Wrigley Memorial and Gardens, and then on horse trails, past the golf course and back into town – finishing by the fountain, the landmark of downtown Avalon.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's medal (half)
  • Finisher's training shirt (half)
  • Awards for the top 3
  • Water stations
  • Race photography
  • Bag drop/gear check
Raceday Logistics


Half Marathon start
10K Start
Kids Race start

Packet Pickup
On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up

Friday Nov 13
When: 3:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: The Trailhead - Catalina Island Conservancy Visitors Center, 708 Crescent Ave. Avalon, CA 90704


Spectators are more than welcome to come along and cheer on the runners. Afterwards, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K start?
The Half Marathon starts at 8am, the 10k at 8.15am, and Kids Run at 10am.
Is the Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K family-friendly?
Yes, this is a great event for families. There is a Kids Run later in the morning to keep the whole family entertained.
When will I receive my race pack for the Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K?
You'll need to collect your pack on-site. This can be done from the Island Spa Catalina (163 Crescent Ave. Avalon, CA 90704) between 3.30pm and 7pm the day before (Friday), or from 6.30am at Wrigley stage in downtown Avalon on the morning of the race.
Can you sign up for the Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K on the day?
Yes, you can register at Packet pick up from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday or on race morning at the Stage in downtown Avalon.

Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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