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,  Oct. 25, 2020

Race Time: 7:10 am

Race Start Location: On Loma Dr by Valley Oak Charter School

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:

  • Back for 2020! 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

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 24. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Interactive Course Map Link

Awards:

Half Marathon awards are based on chip time and 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.

California Half and Full Marathon Series

The Ventura Marathon is part of the California Half and Full Marathon series! Run this race to earn more bling. Learn more about the challenge medals, HERE.  

Pace Groups:

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


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