Welcome to the 6th Annual
Surfer's Point Marathon
Half Marathon, 5k, 10k
Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground
Race Date: Nov 11, 2018
Parking at the starting line:
There are approx 150 parking spaces at the campground /starting line and the fee is $10 per car. There is also free limited street parking just outside the campground
Free Athlete Shuttle:
We will have an athlete shuttle to and from race start line at Promenade park at the corner of Figueroa and Shoreline drive from 5:30 am to 2 pm on race day.
There are many open parking spaces in the business park next to Patagonia at 235 W. Santa Clara ST, Ventura CA 93001 ( Corner of West Main ST / South Olive ST) - Approx one mile from race start.
All flat Boston Qualifier course, USATF Cert #CA17018RS
Top 5 Reasons to Run with Elite Sports CA
5 - Races always start on time!
4 - Race distances are measured correctly!
3 - Race SWAG including custom finishers medal, event day dry-fit shirt, event day water bottle and MORE!
2 - Race day packet pick up available! Time saver and no hotel to pay for if you are traveling in from out of town!
1 - Have an emergency? Can't make the event you've paid for? No problem we will reschedule you for any Elite Sports CA event within the next 12 months. WHAT?? YES unheard of!!
No more excuses, Register today!
What is Packet 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.
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Race day Parking?
When, where and what is packet pickup?
Saturday November 10 - Noon to 4:pm
Hypercat Racing - Noon to 4 pm
4160 Market ST #13 , Ventura CA 93003
Race day checklist
Race starts times: Full marathon 7:00am, Half- 7:15 am, 5k/10k - 7:30am
Very spectator friendly mostly flat, two loop Full marathon course Half Marathon, 5k and 10k distances available too. Certified Boston Qualifier Course USATF Cert #CA17064RS
Start / Finish Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground then travel along the bike path onto the Historic Old Rincon Highway along the 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. Full marathon is two loops of this course. 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:
Great course for a new PR (personal record) this year. 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 speed. Beautiful ocean views, cool temp, fun people and a cold glass of beer after the race.
This race is part of the Surfers Point Race Series
Finish all three races in the series and you will receive a special series finisher medal
Checkout all the details on the Surfers Point Race Series page on this site.
All Runners will receive:
Race day athlete tech shirt
Re-usable goody bag
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. Click Here
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 $4 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 $4 each.