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Catalina Island Marathon

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California's Oldest Trail Marathon. This "bucket list' marathon features the exciting and historic marathon course used largely since the first year on the Catalina Island Conservancys lands. This includes much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas, challenging climbs and special challenges enjoyed by thousands of runners over the years!

Review summary

4.7
1 Review
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Wes W
"The course is a very challenge one. The middle section from mile 11 to mile 21..."
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How to enter the Catalina Island Marathon

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    $150
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  2. 5K

    Run 5km
    $40
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
    $45
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  4. Kid's Run

    Run 1mi
    $20
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Catalina Island Marathon routes

IMPORTANT NOTE: The marathon will start in Two Harbors, while all of the other races will start in Avalon

The Marathon has an elevation gain of 4,310’. The course primarily runs along dirt roads throughout the interior of Catalina. Please be prepared for a hilly and challenging course. The final miles back into town are down a paved road. The 5K &10K is exclusively on the streets of Avalon.

How is the course marked?
The course is marked with arrows to guide you and cones to block roads/trails you should not head down. Look for flour on the ground to keep you in the right direction.

Event Details

Overview

What’s Included

Marathon Runners will receive:

  • Long Sleeve "Finisher" Shirt - only finishers earn their shirt
  • Custom Finisher Medal
  • Finisher Year Bar - add to your collection or start your own tradition

10K & 5K Participants will receive:

  • Short Sleeve Shirt
  • Custom Finisher Medal

Kids Run Participants will receive:

  • Kids Finisher Medal
Raceday Logistics

Packet Pick-Up Information:

Friday, March 13 - AVALON
Island Spa Catalina
163 Crescent Ave., Avalon, CA 90704
3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 13 - TWO HARBORS
Harbor Reef Restaurant
3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
MARATHON ONLY

Start Times:

  • Marathon Walkers: 6:30 a.m. in Two Harbors
  • Marathon: 7:00 a.m. in Two Harbors
  • Avalon 5K: 8:15 a.m. in Avalon
  • Avalon 10K: 8:20 a.m. in Avalon
  • Avalon Kids Run: 9:30 a.m. in Avalon

The cut off for the marathon is 8 hours.

***We will have a truck in Two Harbors for bag check. Please make sure that your drop bag has your name and bib number visible on it. All bags will be brought back to the finish line in Avalon.

FAQs

Awards
Marathon- Awards go to the overall, top three male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Awards will also be given to the overall top three male and female finishers in the Clydesdale division, Athena division, and Islander division.

10K- Custom medals for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Overall awards for the top three overall male and female finishers

5K- Custom medals for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Overall awards for the top three overall male and female finishers

What if I can’t pick-up my bib? Can someone else pick-up my bib for me?

Yes, someone can pick-up your bib and registration materials if you cannot make it to packet pick-up. You MUST provide:

  • A copy of your valid driver’s license or photo identification card (Smartphone picture will be accepted)
  • A signed and printed out Event Waiver
  • A signed BIB Authorization Form

Catalina Island Marathon weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

63°F
Predicted highs
53°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 8mph

Catalina Island Marathon reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    The course is a very challenge one. The middle section from mile 11 to mile 21 are almost all the way up hill. The roads were muddy in many sections because of the rain a couple of days before. You have to get your foot wet in a few spots where steams rush across the road. There are plenty of aid stations with food and drink well loaded. The finish line is in the town of Avalon. I appreciate the traffic police attendances at major intersections.The only complain is that the start line is too far away from any restroom facilities (about half an mile)