Shoreline Half Marathon, 5k 10k
July 13, 2014
Race start time : Half Marathon - 8:00 am / 10k - 8:10 am / 5k - 8:15 am
Start / Finish will be at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful Ocean front boardwalk at Ventura Beach. Runners will enjoy the two loop ocean front course that winds along the Ventura Ocean front boardwalk and up along the gentle sloping Visa Del Mar ridge with incredible views that make every step worth the effort. Aid stations every 1.5 miles
Weekend warriors / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, very walker friendly course, mostly flat, plenty of aid stations, and loads of fun! Generous 4:00 hour time limit for the half marathon so take your time and enjoy the scenery, all levels of fitness are welcome at our events.
Middle of the pack runners:
This course has something for everyone, lots of flat ocean front miles to keep you cool and a the gradual medium size hill at Vista Del Mar to keep things fun.
Elite and Advanced runners:
This mostly flat course along the Ocean Front is a great way to test your Summer time speed. Vista Del Mar ridge is a fun treat for all those hill climbers out there. nows your chance to test all your running skills on one course, come join the fun.
All Runners will receive:
Race day athlete t-shirt
Custom Goody bag with race day logo
To ensure a smooth and consistent run, this race has implemented wave starts.
What is a wave start and how does it work?
Wave starts are designed to reduce race start congestion and improve your race day running experience. In a wave start, runners start in groups at 2 minute intervals. This way you can run with others who are similar in speed. A wave start will allow you plenty of space along the course, at the aid stations and at the finish line, without affecting your chip time or the time you have to complete the race. On race day you will line up under / behind the banner that best fits your estimated running pace per mile, see chart below.
Start at Promenade park, head South along the beach front boardwalk towards the pier, continue south along the boardwalk turn left at state beach park and follow the bike path along the outer edge of the park that takes you back onto the boardwalk headed north again, Right onto Vista Del Mar Dr, Right at Alessandro, cross the seaward intersection onto Vista Del Mar, right at Vista Del Mar, at the top of the hill turn right and go all the way to the end / turnaround point, head back north along Vista Del Mar bluff, follow Vista Del Mar ( stay to the right side of the road) all the way down the hill and back to the beach front boardwalk / bike path, Right onto the boardwalk / bike path to the towards finish line, PASS THE FINISH LINE, continue north to the half marathon turnaround point and start you second loop.