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Welcome to the annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and 5k distance!

This is also a Certified Boston Qualifier marathon

Review summary

4.2
4 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Kate L
"The Seaside Half Marathon was well organized, had yummy tacos, and good vibes. ..."

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Michelle C
"Nice race by the beach, however no crowd support at all. Also no food on the..."

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Eric C
"Negatives: just seemed unorganized. Handing out of awards after was really sad...."
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How to enter the Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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    $130
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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    $95
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  3. 10K

    Run 10km
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    $75
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  4. 5K

    Run 5km
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    $65
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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k routes

Full and Half Marathon

Race start : Full - 7:00 am, Half - 7:15 am

Start at Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground head north onto the bike path. 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. Turn around at the designated turnaround point at approx 6.55 mile mark and back towards the finish line the same way you came out. Please stay on the right of the path.

FULL MARATHON- two loops of this course.

10k Course

Race Start: 7:30 am

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. turn 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

Race Start: 7:45 am

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.

Event Details

What’s Included

All runners receive : a finisher medal, tech shirt, water bottle and reusable goody bag.

Raceday Logistics

Start / Finish

Emma Wood Group Campground

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

What, where, and when is Package pickup?

Saturday before the race - Noon to 4:pm

Hypercat Racing

4160 Market ST #13 , Ventura CA 93003

You will be picking up your race bib number, timing chip, race day Tech t-shirt and other goodies in your bag from some of our race sponsors.

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

FAQs

If I am not running can I participate by being a volunteer?

YES...Volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed! Students please bring any volunteer hours verification forms you may have from your school.

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

Can I walk the course?

Yes: 7 hours to finish the 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 is a USATF Certified course.Cert #CA17064RS . 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.

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+… Soooo... 0-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70- 74, 75-79, 80+. We will have some other cool swag for everyone else at the post race bib number call out. I randomly call out bib numbers and if you are still there you get whatever I am handing out at that time.

Awards:

Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award

Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES

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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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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Seaside Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k & 5k reviews (4)

4.2 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!