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California > Ojai Valley Half Marathon
Ojai, CA



Saturday, October 3, 2009

Event Details

The first of two new half marathons that will have their inaugural running in the fall of 2009 (the other is November's Lake Casitas Half Marathon), the Ojai Valley Half Marathon will take runners on a tour of the city streets and parks of this Ventura County town that lies in the shadow of the Los Padres National Forest to the north, and is surrounded by mountains and hills in all directions.

The Ojai Valley Half will feature a point-to-point course that starts in the city's historic downtown district, on West Ojai Avenue near the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, and follows a winding route from there past city parks like Libbey park and Sarzotti Park, and features stretches that take runners right along the edge of the national forest just to the north. Relatively flat for its first few miles, the race gradually builds to its biggest uphill stretch just after runners cross the half-way point, along Thacher Road.

After runners make the turn off Thacher south onto McAndrew Road, the course begins a mostly downhill gradual stretch as its winds its way back through town and along the Venture River into Soule Park, where the finish line lies near the park's golf course.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just south of the Los Padres National Forest in Southern California, just under 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the town of Ojai typically experiences mild to moderately warm weather in the mid-fall season, with mostly dry weather throughout the summer and early fall. In October, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 82°F and 47°F, while rainfall amounts average just over half an inch for the month.


$60 if registered by September 15, 2009
$75 after Sept. 15


To reserve your spot in the fall 2009 running of the Ojai Valley Half Marathon, register online at Active.com or print out and mail in this downloadable entry form.



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