Marathon

Save the Date! February 27th, 2022

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 net downhill point-to-point course
  • USATF certified (Boston Marathon qualifier)
  • Waffle breakfast
  • Craft beer (1) included
  • Tech T-Shirt
  • Professionally chip timed
  • Pace Groups
  • Finishers Medal
  • Post-race party
  • Reusable bag
  • Hand Made Age Group Awards

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

Interactive Course Map Link

 

*Course subject to change.

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 will be available approximately every 1.5 - 2 miles. 

Course Time Limit

The course has a six-hour time limit.

Pace Groups:

Beast Pacing will be managing our pace groups. The plan is to have a pacer for every Boston Marathon Qualifying mark between 3 hours and 4:45. The plan will be to be 5 minutes under each BQ mark (in past years you have had top to run significantly faster than the BQ mark to get into Boston.)


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