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.
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
Sun 20th Feb 2022
Ventura, United States
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The event experience
Based on 600 participants
Based on location and reviews
Where and when
800 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
Half Marathon:7:15am |
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.
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.
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.
Organiser route images
- Finisher's Medal
- Event T-Shirt
- Post-Race Goodie Bag
- Aid stations
How to get there
800 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USAGet full directions
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
11am to 3pm Race pack collection at Hypercat Cycleworks
6am to 6:45am Last Minute Check-in
7am Marathon starts
7:15am Half Marathon starts
7:30am 10k starts
7:45am 5k starts
Race Pack collection will be available the day before the race from 11am to 3pm 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.
To enter the event as a team please select team entry at registration and input your team name. Team members must register individually.
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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! (Please be aware that this organizer does not offer refunds for events)
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.
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.
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.
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.
5.0Did the Marathon in 2019
The Seaside Half Marathon was well organized, had yummy tacos, and good vibes. Running along the beach is always a treat.
4.7Did 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.
2.7Did 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!
4.3Did the Half Marathon in 2019
is tis a boston qualifying race
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. I am glad to say this is a Boston Qualifier! :)
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