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Catalina Island Marathon

Avalon, Catalina Island, California, USA | Saturday, March 14, 2020

Race Rundown

MarathonSaturday, March 14, 20207:00am
Marathon WalkSaturday, March 14, 20206:30am
10KSaturday, March 14, 20208:20am
5KSaturday, March 14, 20208:15am
Kids RaceSaturday, March 14, 20209:30am


Amazing views, and well-stocked aid stations. A portion of the race fees also go to help preserve the island.


Race Perks
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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 - 65°F (18°C) Low - 52°F (11°C)



John Wayne Airport (SNA)
22 mi (35 km) from island




Hotel St. Lauren0.2 mi (0.3 km) from shuttle/finish
La Paloma Las Flores0.2 mi (0.3 km) from shuttle/finish
Pavilion Hotel0.1 mi (0.2 km) from shuttle/finish
The Avalon Hotel0.2 mi (0.3 km) from shuttle/finish
The Inn on Mount Ada1.0 mi (1.6 km) from shuttle/finish
Villa Portofino1.0 mi (1.6 km) from shuttle/finish