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Catalina Island Half Marathon

Avalon, Catalina Island, California, USA | Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Half MarathonSaturday, November 17, 20188:30am
10KSaturday, November 17, 20188:40am
Kids RaceSaturday, November 17, 20189:30am

 

Special bibs for legacy runners, and Pacific Ocean views! A portion of the race fees go to help preserve the island. Note: A challenging course - expect to be about an hour slower than a flat marathon.

 

Race Perks
Cup Free

Why We Love It

Avalon, the only incorporated city on the island of Catalina Island, is home to beaches, restaurants, hotels and outdoor recreational fun. The island, most recognized for its unique and rocky terrain, was transformed into a tourist destination by William Wrigley Jr. (yes, the gum aficionado). Mostly controlled by the Catalina Island Conservatory to balance conservation, education and recreation, the island is known for its outdoor adventure, roaming buffalo, beautiful waterfront, amazing zip-line tours, and its famous glass-bottom submarine tours. Note: You'll have to take a ferry or helicopter to get here!

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

Two Harbors

A small remote village on the opposite side of the island from Avalon that focuses heavily on recreational water fun. Activities: bike, boat, camp, canoe/kayak, golf, hike, scuba, snorkel.

Trans-Catalina Trail

A 37-mile (60 km) popular and steep trail that crosses the entire island. You may want to consider trekking poles and be sure to give bison some space if you cross their path!

Crescent Avenue

A pedestrian waterfront street in Avalon overlooking the harbor with boutique shops and quaint restaurants.

Average Temperature

High - 68°F (20°C) Low - 53°F (12°C)

Transportation

Airport

John Wayne Airport (SNA)

Train

None

Accommodations

Hotel St. Lauren0.3 mi (0.5 km) from start/finish
La Paloma Las Flores0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start/finish
Pavilion Hotel0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish
The Avalon Hotel0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish
The Inn on Mount Ada1.0 mi (1.6 km) from start/finish
Villa Portofino0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start/finish