July 19 2020


Welcome to the 8th annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course

Certified Boston Qualifier marathon

Covid-19 Event Update

At this time we are still planning to move forward with the live event.  We will only cancel the live event if State and Local officials require us to cancel.  So far the word from the powers that be is "maybe".   We will make a final decision on June 8 on what action we need to take.  

What happens if the live event is canceled and I am registered for this event ?  

  1. Transfer to next year's event date
  2. Transfer to any of our events found at
  3. Run the race virtually and we will send you your swag

Let us know what option works best for you and we will make the changes on our side.


July 19, 2020

Emma Wood Group Campground 800 W. Main ST. Ventura CA 93001​ - AKA Seaside Wilderness Park

  • 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 finishers medal, event day dry-fit shirt,  reusable goody bag and MORE!
    2 - Race day packet pick up available!  Time saver 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! 


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Did someone 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 expo!  And yes you can buy more beers or plates of tacos  for $5 each (must be 21 or older for the beer) if your under 21 we will have a free rootbeer for you.  

Special note:  Friends and family can buy food and beer tickets for $5 each.


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Additional Information

 Course Description:

Race starts times: Full marathon 7:00am, Half- 7:15 am,  5k/10k - 7:30am

Miles of Ocean views  that will keep you in awe as you stroll along the Ventura beachfront.  Mostly flat, two loop Full marathon course.  Half Marathon, 5k and 10k distances available too.   Certified Boston Qualifier Course USATF Cert #CA17064RS 

Weekend warriors / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, very walker friendly course, mostly flat, plenty of water 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.


Early start option: 

We are proud to announce a “marathon early start” option for the full marathon runners that need a little more time to finish and still be part of all the fun at the post race party. “Early Start” is at 6 am on race day; BUT you have to let us know ahead of time so that we can capture your bib number for the official timing stats. We will NOT have all of our water stations setup until about 6:30 am so you are on your own for water for the first 30 minutes. You must know the course (out and back course) if you want to use the early option

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 Race Series page on this site. 

All Runners will receive:
Finisher medal
Race day athlete tech shirt

Goody bag

Post Race munchies

​Re-usable goody bag

Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award
Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES





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