Marathon

Save the Date! October 23-24, 2021

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, October 24, 2021

Race Time: 6:40 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:

  • Back for 2021! Fast downhill point-to-point course
  • USATF certified Boston Marathon qualifier (Certification #CA18052RS)
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Boston Qualifying Pace Groups
  • Finishers medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable tote bag

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be on Saturday, October 23. VIP packet pick-up is available on race day for $20. Find more information, HERE

Interactive Course Map Link

 

Awards:

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 1.7 - 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.

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:

  • 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


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