Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Ventura CA

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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 t-shirt.
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Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
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Ventura, United States
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Where and when
Location
800 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
Start times
Sun, Feb 20, 2022
Marathon:
7:00am |
Half Marathon:
7:15am |
10k:
7:30am |
5k:
7:45am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k - Ventura CA
Marathon
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26.2mi
$130.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
$100.00
10k
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10km
$75.00
5k
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5km
$50.00
Route information
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.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Post-Race Goodie Bag
  • Aid stations
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How to get there
800 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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Parking
Parking will be available on the day at the start line for $10 per car per day. Please note there are only approximately 100 spaces available.
Alternatively, at one mile from the start line, the business park near Patagonia at 235 W. Santa Clara ST, Ventura CA 93001 (Corner of West Main ST / South Olive ST) tends to have numerous spaces available. It is approximately 3/4 of a mile from the race start line.
Free Athlete Shuttle
There will be a free shuttle bus running from 5:30 am - 2 pm on the day of the race. This will run backwards and forwards from Promenade park at the corner of Figueroa and Shoreline drive. Please consider carpooling or taking the Free Athlete Shuttle.
Event day logistics
Saturday
10am to 2pm Race pack collection at Hypercat Cycleworks
Sunday
6am to 6:45am Last Minute Check-in
7am Marathon starts
7:15am Half Marathon starts
7:30am 10k starts
7:45am 5k starts
Start Line Location
800 W. Main Street is the closest address to the start line, the start line is located at the Seaside Wilderness Park.
Packet Pickup
Race Pack collection will be available the day before the race from 10am to 2pm at Hypercat Cycleworks - 4160 Market ST #13 , Ventura CA 93003. Race day collection will be available, but be sure to come early as there may be hundreds of people doing the same.
Team Entry
To enter the event as a team please select team entry at registration and input your team name. Team members must register individually.
Virtual Runners
Runners can choose to enter the event virtually. All you need to do is complete the race distance on your own, send us your finisher pic and time, the organiser will send you your race day swag.
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Elite Sports California
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! (Please be aware that this organizer does not offer refunds for events)
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FAQ's
Will there be toilets along the Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Portable toilets will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free standing bathrooms at the park.
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Can I walk the Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
Yes! You'll have 7 hours to finish the marathon, that’s about 15 minutes plus per mile. So walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs.
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Can I register on the day for the Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k?
No, there will be no on the day registration at this event.
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How does Virtual Running work?
Sign up as a Virtual Runner, complete your race distance on your own, send us your finisher pic and time, the organiser will send you your race day swag .
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Reviews
4.6
40 reviews
belinda
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
It was Fun! The parking was not good for some? We got dropped off, but other than that, loved it! Especially the Tacos & Beer 👍
marcia
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5.0
Did the 5k in 2022
Enjoy it very much!
norm
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Cool ocean breezes and easy route to follow.
sherry
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
It was fabulous. Only one complaint…Not enough Toilets!
frank
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5.0
Did the Marathon in 2022
I had great experience , great organizer
michelle
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
The Half was very well organized and I really liked the water bottle refill stations. Great job!
daniela
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4.7
Did the 5k in 2022
I loved the scenery but starting point location was a little hard to find at first.
antoinette
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Beautiful Seaside course. Friendly people and fun after party
mark
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5.0
Did the Marathon in 2022
It was a beautiful course and I plan to do it again next year.
melissa
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
It was unclear which bathroom stops would have water stations. I was expecting one per bathroom stop and that was not the case. I would have carried my own water if I realized how few stops there would be.
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Recent Questions
Robin Alenda
21/10/2019
is tis a boston qualifying race
Stephy Dennis
23/10/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I am glad to say this is a Boston Qualifier! :)
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