Frequently Asked Questions

 If I want to call you how do I reach you?
Bill Escobar Race Director 805-258-3779 or bill@elitesportsca.com

I am not getting updates what do I do?
Not getting our event update emails?   Most likely they  are stuck in your spam or junk folders.  Please add bill@elitesportsca.com to your trusted email address book or contacts and you should start getting them on a regular basis.

If I am not running can I participate by being a volunteer?
YES...Volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed! Please visit the Volunteer Info link on this site to get all the information needed on being a volunteer. Students please bring any volunteer hours verification forms you may have from your school.

 Is the course accurately measured and marked?

Yes:   This is a USATF Certified course.Cert #CA17064RS .    Feel free to check it out on your own watch if you have time prior to the race. There will be mile markers on the course.

Will there be port-o-potties along the course?
Yes: Porta Potties will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free standing bathrooms at the park.  

Can I walk the course?
Yes: 7 hours to finish the marathon, that’s about 15 minutes plus per mile. Sooo... walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs. 

How far apart are the water stations?

approx  1.5 miles apart.   Each station will have water and Gatorade.  Some stations will have limited amounts of GU

When will the course cones be picked up?

Remember you have 7 hours to complete this two loop full marathon.   Course cones will be picked up starting at 12:00 noon, starting at the last turnaround on HWY-1.   Please follow rules of the road after 12:00 noon.  The shoulder and bike path along the course are approx 25 to 35 ft wide in most places with plenty of  room to complete your journey safely to the finish line.


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

What, where, and when is Packet pickup?

Saturday before the race - 11 am to 3 pm

Hypercat Racing
4160 Market ST  #13 , Ventura CA 93003

You will be picking up your race bib number, timing chip, race day Tech t-shirt and other goodies in your bag from some of our race sponsors.

This will be your last chance to register for this race,

Can I register for the race at the packet pick-up location?
YES...You can register for the race at the package pick-up there are NO Discounts Packet pickupand we only accept cash or credit cards, NO CHECKS. You can also register on line or by sending in the registration form. On line registration closes Friday at midnight.

Starting Line Location?
Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground 

Just past Emma Wood RV park at 800 W. Main ST. Ventura CA 93001

Parking? ... Where do we park?

Parking at the starting line:
There are approx 100 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.  And the Corner of Olive and Main ST

Additional Parking
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. 

Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
YES...you can pick up your race packet on race day, but we advise you to come early!! There may be hundreds of people doing the same and it may take a little time. We advise you to go to the packet pick-up Saturday before race day instead. Last minute check in on race day begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 6:45 a.m. There is NO race day registration.

Can I pick up someone else's race items if they cannot make it out on Saturday ?
YES...you can pick up a friend or relatives items bring a note from them signed by them that you are picking up their number.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes... Just send us an e-mail to bill@elitesportsvc.com and we will workout the details. DO NOT give your number to anyone else and let them run in your place, they will be disqualified.

Will there be awards given out to the race winners?
YES...Awards will be given out to the top 3 male/ female finishers overall and 3 deep in each age group.  

See age group chart below

Ages: 0 -9 / 10-12 / 13-15 / 16–18 / 19-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70-74 / 75-79 / 80+ 

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

Any other cool stuff for all the rest of us?
YES of course... All runners receive : a finisher medal, tech shirt, water bottle and reusable goody bag.

When will results be posted?
Race results will be posted as follows:
5k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 8:30a.m ish
10k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 9:00 a.m. ish
Half Marathon - 9:00 ish

Is there a refund policy for this race?
Sorry, but no...there are no refunds! But you can defer your entry to another one of our races in the future.  Checkout - www.EliteSportsCA.com  and when you choose another race you would like to do just email us and we will get you set for that race.  E-mail - bill@elitesportsca.com

I don’t know the course. Should I just follow someone?
NO: All athletes are required to know the entire course prior to stepping onto the starting line. Please study the race course map on this site, and maybe drive the course if you have time prior to race day.