Event Info

Save the Date! February 26th & 27th 2022

Marathon

Marathon Details

The fast and scenic Ventura Marathon is back this year. This point-to-point marathon is the perfect amount of downhill starting in Ojai and ending in downtown Ventura. The course winds along the paved paths of the Ojai Valley Trail and Ventura River Trail bringing runners toward the coast and one of Southern California's most popular surf destinations. Qualify for Boston or run a new PR and spend a weekend in beautiful Ventura.

Race Date: Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Race Time: 6:30 am

Race Start Location: On McNell Rd in Ojai between Grand Ave and Reeves Rd.

Race Finish Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($8 cash) and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line from the Fairgrounds. All marathon shuttles will depart the county fairgrounds between 4:45 am and 5:00 AM.

Features:

  • Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • USATF certified Boston Marathon qualifier
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Boston Qualifying Pace Groups
  • Finishers medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Hand Made Art Awards 1-3rd

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, Feb. 26th. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Awards:

Marathon awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups:

  • 19 & Under;
  • 20 - 24;
  • 25 - 29;
  • 30 - 34;
  • 35 - 39;
  • 40 - 44;
  • 45 - 49;
  • 50 - 54;
  • 55 - 59;
  • 60 - 64;
  • 65 - 69;
  • 70 - 74;
  • 75 - 79;
  • 80+

Aid Stations

*Aid stations subject to change

  • Mile 1.7 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 3.1 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 4.7 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 6.4 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 7.5 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 9.1 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 10.1 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 11.9 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 13.6 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 14.6 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 16.3 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 17.5 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 19.1 - Water & Honey Stinger Chews
  • Mile 20.7 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 22.5 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 24 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 25.3 - Water & Nuun Performance

Course Time Limit

The course has a six-hour time limit. Runners are allowed to start prior to the start time, but please be aware that directional signs and aid stations may not be in place. Please let the timing company know exactly when you are starting to ensure an accurate time.

Pace Groups:

  • 3:00
  • 3:05
  • 3:10
  • 3:20
  • 3:25
  • 3:30
  • 3:35
  • 3:40
  • 3:50
  • 3:55
  • 4:05
  • 4:20
  • 4:35
  • 4:50

   

Half Marathon 

Half Marathon Details

Half the distance, but just as fast and beautiful. This point-to-point half marathon gently rolls downhill from Ojai into downtown Ventura. The course winds along the tree-lined paved paths of the Ojai Valley Trail and Ventura River Trail bringing runners toward the coast and one of Southern California's most popular surf destinations. After cruising into the finish, enjoy a cold craft beer and the Belgian Waffle breakfast - you've earned it!

Race Date: Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Race Time: 7:00 am

Race Start Location: On Old Baldwin Rd just off Baldwin Rd

Race Finish Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

Shuttle from Ventura: Event parking is available at the Ventura County Fairgrounds ($8 cash) and through downtown Ventura. Runners will park and board a shuttle to the start line at the Fairgrounds. 

Features:

  • Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Finishers medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Hand Made Art Awards 1-3rd

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, February 26th. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Awards:

Half Marathon awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups:

  • 19 & Under;
  • 20 - 24;
  • 25 - 29;
  • 30 - 34;
  • 35 - 39;
  • 40 - 44;
  • 45 - 49;
  • 50 - 54;
  • 55 - 59;
  • 60 - 64;
  • 65 - 69;
  • 70 - 74;
  • 75 - 79;
  • 80+

Aid Stations:

*Aid stations subject to change

  • Mile 1.5 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 3.2 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 4.4 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 6 - Water & Honey Stinger Chews
  • Mile 7.6 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 9.4 - Water & Honey Stinger Gels
  • Mile 10.9 - Water & Nuun Performance
  • Mile 12.2 - Water & Nuun Performance

Course Time Limit:

The course time limit is five hours (22:54/mile). This is a leisurely walking pace.

Pace Groups:

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:15
  • 2:30
  • 2:45
  • 3:00
  • 4:00

 

5K

 5K Details

Soak up all of downtown in the Ventura 5K. Finish right at Mission Park and enjoy all the perks of the finish festival. Toast with a cold craft beer and enjoy the Belgian Waffle Breakfast!

Race Date: Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Race Time: 7:00 am

Race Location: Mission Park, 185 E Santa Clara St, Ventura, CA 93001

Features:

  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Finishers medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable tote bag
  • Hand Made Art Awards 1-3rd

*2021 5k course subject to change

Awards

5K awards will take place around 10:15 AM. 5K awards will be provided to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the following age categories:

Age Groups:

  • 19 & Under;
  • 20 - 24;
  • 25 - 29;
  • 30 - 34;
  • 35 - 39;
  • 40 - 44;
  • 45 - 49;
  • 50 - 54;
  • 55 - 59;
  • 60 - 64;
  • 65 - 69;
  • 70 - 74;
  • 75 - 79;
  • 80+

Brew Fest
Back This Year! 2022 marks the second annual Ventura Brew Fest featuring tastings from craft brewers at Ventura’s Mission Park. Sip on a variety of craft beers while enjoying a laid back atmosphere with music, food, vendors, games, races and more. This year's Brew Fest will be bigger and better than last year.

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