Why Ventura Marathon?

We set out with a dream of creating a large running event that embraced and supported our local community. Instead of just another run, we wanted to create something special where the community really got involved and excited. The marathon is the nucleus of the weekend, but we added other events such as a Half Marathon, 5K and a two-day party with local craft beer and more. We wanted to create an entire weekend of fun for everyone to enjoy.

Each year, we involve our runners in helping to shape the look and feel of the event. We take runner feedback seriously, and ask for help choosing T-Shirt designs, medal designs and more. We want our running community to feel like this is their race as much as it is ours, and go home with lots of incredible swag. 

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