Shoreline Marathon

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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.
Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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Sun, Jul 17, 2022
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Ventura, United States
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Where and when
800 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
Start times
Sun, Jul 17, 2022
7:00am |
Half Marathon:
7:15am |
7:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Shoreline Marathon
$130.00 - $140.00
Half Marathon
$95.00 - $110.00
$65.00 - $75.00
$45.00 - $55.00
Route information
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.
Organizer route images
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 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
10am to 2pm 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
Packet Pickup
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.
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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What to bring
  • Reusable Cup
This event will be cupless so please remember to bring your own reusable cup.
Will there be port-o-potties along the Shoreline Marathon?
Portable toilets will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free standing bathrooms at the park.
Can I walk the Shoreline Marathon?
Yes, walkers are welcome to this event.
Can I register on the day for the Shoreline Marathon?
No, there will be no on the day registration at this event.
158 reviews
Did the race in 2022
It was a part of grass really dangers and at the we don't get our competition medal. We supost to get on the mail that wasn't nice
Did the race in 2022
Race director had early start. Waited for me to finish, kept finish inflatable up, had music playing and announced me! It was my 50th state marathon!
Did the race in 2022
The location of the course was beautiful but it was not set up well at all. It was very clear that there weren’t enough volunteers, no mile markings, unmarked water filling stations and so many bikes that were able to access the course.
Did the race in 2022
Did the race in 2022
Perfect for runners who want an optimal course and low-key atmosphere
Did the race in 2022
I did not get my metal, the organizer said they were on hood in customs.
Did the race in 2022
Really fun and beautiful course along the shore! The only tricky spot was the gopher holes in the first 100 yards. Great variation in ups and downs.
Did the race in 2022
I would have given the course a 5 star but the beginning and ending part on the grass was rough, uneven turf that had sunken areas that caused me to fear turning an ankle.
Did the race in 2022
I recommend this marathon to local runners. For me, its proximity to where I live is a big plus. Additional pluses include the relative ease of logistics, such as parking closeness to the start/finish line. Since it is out and back, you don't have to catch a shuttle bus for a long trip to the start line. I was skeptical about the cupless water stations - not because of the need to carry a cup or water bottle -- but I was concerned about needing to wait in line to dispense water and the speed with which the water poured out of the dispenser. But there was no wait, since there were ample water dispensers, and the water gushed out from the dispensers quickly.I tried to use the course to BQ (qualify for the Boston Marathon). However, I came up short. I attribute it to the hills. The course is more hilly than I suspected. I probably will not target this marathon in the future to BQ, but I still recommend it as a "practice" race. The temperature was in the low 60's and there was a cloud cover for most of race and a slight breeze. So weather was cooperative. The road and trail pavement conditions were, for the most part, fine.I was impressed by the race organization for such a small race. There were ample volunteers who showed up. The course was well marked with cones and mileage marker flags. There were ample water stations and outhouses. The race started on time and the timing was accurate. Photographers on the course took a lot of photos of each of the runners, increasing the probability of a good photo for each runner (yes, I paid for one). Runners got a great looking T shirt and a handy bag at registration. We all received great looking medals for our finish.Although the spectators were few, they were enthusiastic and boisterous. This is not the marathon for you if you need to count on a crowd to spur you on. The course itself is beautiful with the ocean on one side for most of the course.
Did the race in 2022
Couple things that bugged me- there were no finisher medals at the end and the turn around for the 10K was across the street… no one looked across the street for the turnaround so we all missed it and ended up running an extra 0.3 miles! Other than that- I enjoyed the race.
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Recent Questions
Cameron Duggan
Hello, my father and I signed up for the half marathon, but he will be unable to attend as his father-in-law recently passed away. I was wondering if I could change my half marathon entry to a full marathon, as I would like to run the distance he will miss in his and his father in law’s honor. Thanks, Cameron Duggan re: order #45027
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