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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

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Event summary

Challenge yourself in this mixed-distance running event along the flat Ventura beachfront route. Great for first-time runners and seasoned marathoners alike, the route meanders along the waterfront sticking to the bike path throughout. Come for the stunning sea views or for the free tech t-shirt.

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We provide a fun way for people to stay focused on healthy living while having fun at the same time. We hope our events will ignite the spark of friendly competition that lives deep inside all of us. We will see you on the starting line!

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Tickets available until Thu Feb 13 2020

What's included:

  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free event day dry-fit t shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Post-race goody bag
  • Course marshalled
  • Distance marked
  • Aid stations
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Marathon
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020

Run 26.2mi

Half Marathon
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020

Run 13.1mi

10K
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020

Run 10km

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What people think
4.2
4 reviews
Michelle
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Nice race by the beach, however no crowd support at all. Also no food on the course. After 18ish miles you need things other than water and Gatorade. Race director is awesome. Loved the medal and shirt.… read more
Kate
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The Seaside Half Marathon was well organized, had yummy tacos, and good vibes. Running along the beach is always a treat.… read more
Eric
Star
2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Negatives: just seemed unorganized. Handing out of awards after was really sad. For first place (and setting a new course record) all you get is a medal? Positives: beautiful ocean views, flat course, tacos and beer at the finish, nice dry fit shirt.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be port-o-potties along the course?
Porta Potties will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free standing bathrooms at the park.… read more
FAQ
Can I walk the course?
7 hours to finish the marathon, that’s about 15minutes plus per mile. So walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs.… read more
FAQ
Is the course accurately measured and marked?
This is a USATF Certified course. 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.… read more
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Route description
Route description

Full and Half Marathon

Kicking off at Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground runners will head north onto the bike path. The bike path leads you onto HWY-1 beachfront bike path. Runners will stay on the bike path or shoulder (ocean side) along the entire route. At around the 6.55 mile mark, runners will turn back towards the finish line and follow the route back the way you came.

Full marathon participants will complete two loops of this course.

10K Course

Start at Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground head north onto the bike path. Bike path leads you onto HWY-1 beachfront bike path. All runners will stay on the bike path or shoulder (ocean side) of Highway 1 along the route before turning around at the designated turnaround point at approx 3.1 mile mark and back towards the finish line the same way you came out.

Always stay to the right of the path/road during the entire race.

5K Course

Start at Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground then onto the bike path, turn around at the designated turnaround point at approx 1.55 mile mark and back towards the finish line the same way you came out.

Always stay to the right of the path / road during the entire race.

Michelle
Star
5.0
Did the Marathon in 2019
Nice race by the beach, however no crowd support at all. Also no food on the course. After 18ish miles you need things other than water and Gatorade. Race director is awesome. Loved the medal and shirt.
Kate
Star
4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
The Seaside Half Marathon was well organized, had yummy tacos, and good vibes. Running along the beach is always a treat.
Eric
Star
2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Negatives: just seemed unorganized. Handing out of awards after was really sad. For first place (and setting a new course record) all you get is a medal? Positives: beautiful ocean views, flat course, tacos and beer at the finish, nice dry fit shirt.
Erin
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Loved the out and back course with rolling hills. There was confusing information regarding buses and parking for the day of the race and not a lot of signage posted outside of the race for where to park. Looks like they just needed more volunteers to help with set up. Overall loved the race and the tacos and beer after were great!
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4 reviews
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Logistics and schedule

**Schedule:

Saturday

1000 - 1400:** Race pack collection

**Sunday

0700:** Marathon start0715: Half Marathon0730: 10K

0745: 5K

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the race start time. Race packs can also be collected on the day of the event, but please arrive in plenty of time to do so.

Spectators

Friends and family are strongly encouraged to come along and support the athletes.

The looped nature of the course means that supporters can cheer on the runners at the two most crucial stages - the start and the finish.

How to get there

800 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA

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Address: Park Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, United States

Just past Emma Wood RV park at 800 W. Main St, Ventura CA 93001

Also known as Seaside Wilderness park

Athlete Parking:

Starting line parking: $10 per car per day. Approx 200 spaces available.

There are also many free parking spaces in the business park next to Patagonia at 235 W. Santa Clara ST, Ventura CA 93001, Approx 3/4 mile from race start
Athlete Shuttle

Free Athlete Shuttle: Located at Promenade park at the corner of Figueroa and Shoreline drive from 5:30 am to 2 pm on race day. Promenade park is approx 1.5 miles from the start line.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be port-o-potties along the course?
Porta Potties will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free standing bathrooms at the park.
FAQ
Can I walk the course?
7 hours to finish the marathon, that’s about 15minutes plus per mile. So walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs.
FAQ
Is the course accurately measured and marked?
This is a USATF Certified course. 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.
FAQ
Will there be awards given out to the race winners?
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+. Awards: Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES
FAQ
When will results be posted?
Race results will be posted as follows: 5k preliminary results will be posted at approx 0830. 10k preliminary results will be posted at approx 0900. Half Marathon - approximately 0900.
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Marathon
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020
Half Marathon
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020
10K
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020
5K
12:00am Sun 16th Feb 2020
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