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Surfers Point Marathon, Half, 10k & 5k

Sun 10th Nov 2019
State Beach Access Rd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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What better way to wrap up the fall running season than with a seaside marathon. This course will appeal to all types of runners, being largely flat and picturesque, with only a few hills to keep you on your toes. Treat yourself to free tacos and beer at the end of the race.

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Organizer's website

Start and finish in Ventura's beautiful Promenade Park. The Surfers Point Marathon is an excellent opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Each race length will take you along the stunning Southern California Coastline.

A walker friendly event, the marathon boasts a generous 7 hour time limit.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    7:00am Sun 10th Nov 2019
    $130
    Tickets available
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    7:15am Sun 10th Nov 2019
    $95
    Tickets available
  3. 10k

    Run 10km
    7:30am Sun 10th Nov 2019
    $70
    Tickets available
  4. 5k

    Run 5km
    7:30am Sun 10th Nov 2019
    $45
    Tickets available

Where could you finish?

We’ll work out your time based on past results, elevation and terrain.

Course Maps
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What’s Included

All Runners will receive:

  1. Finisher medal
  2. water bottle
  3. Race day athlete tech shirt.
  4. Re-usable goody bag
  5. Free glass of beer at the finish line (Root-beer for under 21 year olds)
  6. Street tacos at the finish line
  7. A chance to qualify for the Boston Marathon!

Course Details

Half and Full Marathon:

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:

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:

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.

Travel

Parking:
For $10 you can park your car near the start line (at the camp ground), where there will be approximately 150 spaces available. A limited number of spaces will be available for free on the street outside the camping ground. First come, first served.

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.

For athletes only: 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.

Kit List

The weather is usually fairly cool and dry this time of year. But be sure to check the local forecast so you can bring the correct gear for the day.

Spectators

Spectators are encouraged to cheer on the participating athletes.

FAQs

Will there be toilets available during the race?
Portable toilets will be placed at intervals of 1.5 miles throughout the courses.

Am I allowed to walk the courses?
Walkers are encouraged to take part. The only thing worth noting is that the marathon has a time limit of 7 hours, so just keep your pace above 15 minutes per mile.

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Reviews (4)

4.1 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    It's a good idea to bring your own nutrition. They had water and Gatorade on course but no gels, or snacks.
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    This course is nice because it is relatively flat, although there are a few minor inclines to test the legs. I ran the marathon and the out and back (x2) format was a little difficult mentally but the cool ocean breeze and the ocean views made for a very nice race.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    It was pretty much what i was expecting, it was exciting and fun
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Enjoyed running along the water. The event organizers kept us updated on pertinent information on the race and all volunteers were friendly.

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