Welcome to the 5th annual
February 19, 2017 Ventura CA
Race start times: Full-7am, half-7:15, 10k-7:30, 5k-7:45
Welcome to the 5th annual Seaside Marathon, Half, 5k 10k!
Race start times: Full- 7:00 Half- 7:15, 10k - 7:30, 5k - 7:45
Start / Finish will be at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful Oceanfront boardwalk. Then travel along the Ventura bike path to the Historic Old Rincon Highway along the amazing Ventura Coast line. Miles of Ocean views that will keep you in awe as you stroll to the turn around point and back to the start/finish line. Aid stations every 1.5 miles.
Weekend warriors / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, very walker friendly course, mostly flat, plenty of aid stations, and loads of fun! Generous 7:00 hour time limit for the Full marathon so take your time and enjoy the scenery, all levels of fitness are welcome at our events.
Middle of the pack runners:
Looking for a PR (personal record) early in the year? Then this is the race for you! mostly flat course, gentle ocean breeze and plenty of room to make your move towards your PR
Elite and Advanced runners:
This mostly flat course along the Historic Old Rincon Highway and a great way to test your early season speed. Beautiful ocean views, cool temp, fun people and a great start / finish area to relax after your
NEWS, NEWS, NEWS!
We have added a FULL Marathon option to this event! We will have course certification in about 3 weeks for the full and half marathon course. Soooo YES this will be a Boston Qualifier course in 2017!
What is Package Pickup?
This is where you pickup your race bib #, timing chip, race day t-shirt, and goody bag. You can also review the race course map and ask race day related questions that you might have. Buy some last minute race day goodies that we may have for sale like custom race even logo sweat shirts, bags, etc. This is your last chance to register for this race.... NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Can I pickup my Packet on race day? -Yes, but come 60 minutes early because we will have hundreds of people coming to one small area at the same time.
Where do we park on race day?
The best place to part is at the Crown Plaza parking structure at 450 E Harbor blvd. Ventura CA 93001. $2 per hour and $10 all day. there is limited free street parking near by.
Hint: the board walk and hotel eateries will usually validate your parking if you stop by for breakfast, lunch or just a snack.
When, where and what is package pickup?
Saturday February 18, Noon to 4:pm
Corner of Shoreline Dr & Figueroa St, Ventura CA 93001
Can you say Tacos and Beer? !!
That's right we are proud to announce that all runners will be awarded a free glass of beer and a plate of street tacos at post race! And yes you can buy more beers for $3 each (must be 21 or older for the beer) if your under 21 we will have a free Root-beer for you.
Special note: Friends and family can buy food and beer tickets for $3 each.
This race is part of the Surfers Point Race Series.
Finish all three races in the series and receive a special series finisher medal
Checkout all the details on the Surfers Point Race Series page
All Runners will receive over $45 is swag!
Race day athlete t-shirt
Custom Goody bag with race day logo
Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award
Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES
To ensure a smooth and consistent run, this race has implemented wave starts.
What is a wave start and how does it work?
Wave starts are designed to reduce race start congestion and improve your race day running experience. In a wave start, runners start in groups at 2 minute intervals. This way you can run with others who are similar in speed. A wave start will allow you plenty of space along the course, at the aid stations and at the finish line, without affecting your chip time or the time you have to complete the race. On race day you will line up under / behind the banner that best fits your estimated running pace per mile, see chart below.