Catalina Island Half Marathon
16 November 2019
It’s the hardest race you will ever love!Experience the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the island's wildlife. Sign up for either 13.1 miles and run some of the most beautiful, rugged and breathtaking trails you will ever experience!All half marathon finishers receive a medal & training shirt! All 10K runners receive a shirt and the overall finishers & top three in each age group receive a medal. All Kids will receive a finisher medal.In cooperation with our host, Catalina Island Conservancy, the Catalina Island Half Marathon is a CUPLESS COURSE for hydration.All Half Marathon Participants will receive a complimentary HydraPak SpeedCup! It's lightweight, easy to hold, reusable and collapsible so you can tuck it almost anywhere. Thank you for helping us reduce the footprint on the island!
This beautiful trail half marathon course starts runners in the city of Avalon and quickly climbs to over 1600 feet in elevation. Runners enjoy the expansive Catalina Island Conservancy Nature Preserve with its spectacular vistas while being challenged by the rugged terrain. They'll also have the special thrill of knowing they're in bison territory—the Conservancy man-ages a free-ranging herd of 150 of the majestic animals.
A great race for trail runners or those looking for a new challenge, the Catalina Island Half Marathon features gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, rugged terrain and lots of elevation change, which means it isn’t a race is for the PR-seeker.
If you would like to leave gear behind, you may do so at the Stage in downtown Avalon right by the water. We are not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Each water station will contain water, Nuun, Honey Stinger products, a First Aid Kit, and various nutritional supplies ranging from Bananas to Oranges, M & Ms to Pretzels. Click [here] (link to aid station list) for water station locations marked on course maps. Please plan ahead and bring what you have trained with!
The Half Marathon and Marathon will have photographs taken by Scott Stolarz Photography. In the days following the race you will receive emails from the photography company with proofs of your photos that one may purchase
Participants must be at least 12 years of age on race day to register for the Catalina Eco Half Marathon and 16 years of age to register for the Catalina Eco Marathon Marathon. There are no age minimums for the 10k or 1 mile Kids Run. Additionally, all those under the age of 18 must have a parental waiver signed.
All marathon and half marathon finishers receive a medal & training shirt! All 10K runners receive a shirt and the overall finishers & top three in each age group receive a medal. All Kids will receive a finisher medal.
The Catalina Eco Marathon, Half, and 10k will be using Chronotrak disposable timing tags.
All events are walker-friendly including the marathon and half marathon. With a 8:00 a.m. start, the marathon and half marathon courses have a maximum course time of 8 hours or until 4 p.m. The 10k has a 3 hour time limit. Any runner/walker that fails to maintain the minimum pace will be asked to get in the SAG Wagon. The Finish Line will officially close at 4 p.m..
The principal means of travel to Catalina Island is via the Catalina Express which serves Long Beach, San Pedro, and Dana Point.
Support Stations will have water, Gatorade, candy, salt and other supplies for your use and nutrition.