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, 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!!
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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.
No more disposable cups at our events. We will have reusable cups for you to purchase on race day or at packet pickup. Or bring your own. Water and Gatorade at all refueling stations: Bring your own cup! Water station video
Re-usable cups for sale:
We will have re-usable cups for sale for $2 each at packet pickup and on race day
The health department is telling us that we do not need any masks for this event, soooo you do what's comfortable for you and we are all good. If the rules change by race day we will of course announce the details as soon as we know them. We will also have Hand Sanitizer stations available at expo
No athlete parking spaces available inside the campground for this event:
There are many free parking spaces along Main just outside the park and in the business park next to Patagonia at 235 W. Santa Clara ST, Ventura CA 93001 and Vons at the Corner of Olive and Main st. approx. 3/4 mile from race start
Free Athlete Shuttle:
Located across from Vons at the corner of Olive and Main St. This will be the larger shuttle bus that holds approx. 30 people at a time. Shuttle will be running back and forth to the starting line area (park entrance) from 5:30 to 8 am.
Crowne Plaza Shuttle:
Located at Promenade Park at the corner of Figueroa and Shoreline drive (across from the Ventura County Fairgrounds) from 5:30 am to 2 pm on race day. This is the smaller shuttle van.
The smaller shuttle van will be running from 5:30 am to 2 pm and will make drop offs at both locations: Olive & Main and Promenade park & Figueroa.
Race starts times: Full marathon 7:00am, Half- 7:15 am, 10k - 7:30am, 5k-7:45 am
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:
Race day athlete tech shirt
Reusable goody bag
Post race tacos and beer
Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award
Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES
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