Sunday, December 20, 2015 • Camarillo, CA • Course Map
What better way is there to wrap up the year than racing a half marathon in California? The Holly Jolly Half Marathon is just one of the three distances offered in late December in Camarillo, which also includes a 5K or 10K as well as the 13.1 mile race.
The double loop course is held on entirely on pavement and traverses the streets of eastern Camarillo. It’s touted as mostly flat and could be the perfect way to earn a final PR on the year.
Runners begin the course at the corner of Calle Tecate and Flynn Road and spend the first mile and a half travelling north along Flynn Road. Upon reaching Upland Road, the course takes a right onto the bike path where racers will complete miles 2 and 3. Nearing 3 ½ miles, runners will run into Mission Oaks Road and take two quick lefts to stay on the bike path.
The next section of bike path takes runners behind a residential portion of Camarillo. The course continues along through mile marker 4 until reaching Adolfo Road. For less than a mile, runners will head east on Adolfo Road and then make a right once reaching Mission Oaks Boulevard.
For over a mile, runners will take Mission Oaks Boulevard until it intersects with Flynn Road where everyone will return to the start/finish area to make a second loop.
The second loop follows the course of the first loop and the finish line is located at the parking lot on the corner of Calle Tecate and Flynn Road.
Prizes will be awarded for the best holiday costumes so don’t be shy in your apparel choice. All finishers will receive a medal upon completion of the race. Overall awards will be given to the top 3 male and females and age group awards go 3 deep as well.
Race Weather & Climate
Camarillo has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate with mild winters. Average December temperatures promise to be nearly perfect for running. The average high on race day (December 20th) is 65°F and the average low is 42°. The mean temperature on race day is 53°F. Only 2.05” of rain falls on average in December.
On race day (Sep. 6), the average low is 60ºF and the average high is 84ºF.
- 2014 Holly Jolly Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Holly Jolly Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Holly Jolly Half Marathon Results
- $45 until May 2
- $55, May 3- July 1
- $65, July 2- September 1
- $75, September 2- September 18
- $85, September 19
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of the Holly Jolly Half Marathon, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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