Ventura Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday, February 25, 2024 • Ventura, CA • Course Map

Taking place in sunny Ventura, California, the Ventura Half Marathon is a fun, challenging fall race. Many beachside races take advantage of the sea level elevation and produce out-and-back style races that are great for PRs, but offer the same views for 13.1 miles.

This races takes advantage of the Ventura River Trail outside of Ojai, where runners will complete most of the race before entering downtown Ventura. Runners can enjoy a fast downhill race and celebrate their finish with brunch and Sierra Nevada beer.

The half marathon course begins just outside of Ojai on Loma Drive and continues downhill into Ojai before heading south on the Ventura River Trail. From there, runners continue south toward Ventura, passing through Casitas Springs and Foster Park.

Once the Trail intersects with Olive Street, runners continue east through downtown Ventura until making a left onto Harbor Boulevard and following the sounds of cheers to the finish line at the Ventura Pier.

The race is capped at 2,000 runners. All racers will be able to join the post-race party featuring brunch and beer with ocean views. Additionally, the half marathon is walker-friendly, with a time limit of 5 hours.

All photos courtesy Lexus LaceUp Ventura Half Marathon

Race Weather & Climate

Ventura has a Mediterranean climate with sea breezes off the Pacific helping to moderate temperatures. February temperatures typically range from the mid-40s to the mid-60s. February is Ventura’s wettest month, with about 3.7 inches of precipitation on average for the month, so come prepared for all types of weather.

On race day (Feb. 25), the average low is 50ºF and the average high is 63ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Ventura Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

  • 6:30 AM – full marathon
  • 7:00 AM – half marathon
  • 7:30 AM – 5K


  • $80 and up for the half marathon
  • $100 and up for the full marathon
  • $40 and up for the 5K
  • $45 and up for the virtual race


To reserve your spot in the 2024 running of the Ventura Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at here.

Official Race Website


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