Make the most your Sunday morning and soak up the ocean views in races from 5k up to a marathon. With plenty of flat miles along the coast (plus a couple of moderate hills), this race is ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Don't miss the finisher's t-shirt, medal, free beer and tacos.
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How to enter the Shoreline Marathon
Shoreline Marathon routes
Full and Half Marathon
Start at the Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground then run along the bike path onto the Historic Old Rincon Highway along the Ventura Coast line. Enjoy stunning ocean views the whole way as you hit a turn around point at half way.
There are aid stations every 1.5 miles.
The marathon course is two loops of this course
5k and 10k course
This is the same as the marathon course but the turnaround points are at 2.5k and 5k, depending on which race you are doing.
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All athletes will receive the following:
Finisher medal Event branded water bottle Race day t-shirt Re-usable goody bag
Start / Finish line
Emma Wood Group Campground - just past Emma Wood RV park at 800 W. Main St, Ventura CA 93001 (aka Seaside Wilderness park)
Race pack collection
This is where you collect your race bib/timing chip, goody bag and race swag. Race packs can be collected either on Saturday before the race (12-4pm) or on race day. If you are planning to collect on race day, please come early as there will be hundred of people trying
Address: Hypercat Racing - 4160 Market ST #13 , Ventura CA 93003
0530 volunteer crew show up
07:00 Marathon start
0715 Half marathon start
0730 10k start
0745 5k start
The event is very spectator friendly - best spot is anywhere along the Ventura coastline.
Volunteer duties include helping at the water station, finish line and post race expo cleanup.
Race start is at 7 am so you will need to arrive at 5:30 am to get in place for the race start. The event will end at about 12:30 pm.
Please arrive on time and report to the main checkin tent or main statge and ask for Bill Escobar (race director).
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a wave start work?
Wave starts are designed to reduce race start congestion and improve your race day running experience. In a wave start, runners start in groups at 2 minute intervals. This way you can run with others who are similar in speed. A wave start will allow you plenty of space along the course, at the aid stations and at the finish line, without affecting your chip time or the time you have to complete the race. On race day you will line up under / behind the banner that best fits your estimated running pace per mile.
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
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.
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!