Catalina Island Marathon
This event will feature the exciting and historic marathon course used largely since the first year on the Catalina Island Conservancy’s lands. This includes much of the rugged terrain, spectacular vistas and special challenges enjoyed by Hans Albrecht and friends in the earliest days of the event under his management and enhanced over the years.
Starting February 4, 2015
Marathon Runners will receive:
- Long Sleeve "Finisher" Shirt
- Finisher Medal
- 2015 Finisher Year Bar
10K & 5K Participants will receive:
- Short Sleeve Shirt
Kids Run Participants will receive:
Kids Finisher Medal
Male: Bill McDermott, 2:39:58 (1991)
Female: Heather Fuhr 3:07:00 (2010)
Male: Peter Long 0:32:34 (2009)
Female: Sherri Ellerby 0:38:49 (2009)
Male: Robert Grove 0:16:27 (2008)
Female: Jennifer Rubio 0:19:32 (2009)
-Marathon Walkers: 6:30 a.m. in Two Harbors
-Marathon: 7:00 a.m. in Two Harbors
-Avalon 5K: 8:15 a.m. in Avalon
-Avalon 10K: 8:20 a.m. in Avalon
-Avalon Kids Run: 9:30 a.m. in Avalon
***There will be an 8 hour cut-off time for the Marathon.
***We will have a truck in Two Harbors for bag check. Please make sure that your drop bag has your name and bib number visible on it. All bags will be brought back to the finish line in Avalon.
Packet Pick-Up Information:
Friday, March 13- AVALON
The Hotel Metropole, 205 Crescent Ave. Avalon, CA 90704
3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 13- TWO HARBORS
Harbor Reef Restaurant
3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
***You must indicate on your registration whether you will be picking your packet up in Avalon or at Two Harbors.
Saturday, March 14- AVALON
Marathon- 4:00a.m. - Cruise Dock on the Mole (where you will catch the morning boat)--Only for those coming into Avalon on the 7:00 p.m. boat from Long Beach.
5K, 10K & Kids Run: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. at Wrigley Stage (located at the bottom of Sumner Ave. next to the Green Pier)
Saturday, March 14- TWO HARBORS
5:30 a.m.- MARATHON ONLY
Marathon- Awards go to the top three male and female finishers in each age division, Clydesdale divisions, Athena divisions, and the Walker division. Awards will also be given to the overall top three male and female finishers.
10K- Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Overall awards for the top three overall male and female finishers
5K- Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Overall awards for the top three overall male and female finishers
Option A: Travel to Avalon on Friday night via the Catalina Express, stay in Avalon Friday night and take the race morning boat from Avalon to Two Harbors.
IMPORTANT: You may purchase a race morning boat ticket for $25 from Avalon to Two Harbors when you register online. This is an additional cost to your race registration. The boat leaves from the "mole" in Avalon at 5:00AM.
Option B: Travel to Two Harbors on Friday night via Catalina Express and stay the night in Two Harbors. You can pick up your bib Friday night or Saturday morning and be ready to go at the start line. Click here for lodging options in Two Harbors.
Option C: Catalina Classic Cruises will provide transportation to Marathon runners from Long Beach to Two Harbors via Avalon for $30.00. This is a one way fare. Cash or check only. Located inside the Queen Mary parking lot, in the Catalina Express Terminal. Parking is $15 per day. Please call in advance for reservation or information: 562-495-3566
Departure from Long Beach: 2:15 am. Sat. March 14
Arrive Avalon: 4:15am (no one gets off the boat)
Depart Avalon to Two Harbors: 5:00am
Arrive Two Harbors: 6:00am
Important note: Separate ticket for return boat must be purchased from the Catalina Express going to Downtown Landing Terminal. Catalina Classic and Catalina Express are approx. 1 mile apart, ($7.00 taxi, or 15 minute walk). Remember if you depart from the Queen Mary terminal, you will return to the Catalina Express Downtown Landing terminal.”
Option D: Travel to Catalina with Island Express Helicopters. Island Express Helicopters offers transportation to Avalon and Two Harbors utilizing their S76 helicopter which holds up to 9 passagers the day before the race. Located next to the Queen Mary, the rate from Long Beach to Avalon is $125 per person each way. Island Express is also offering a special marathoner rate to Two Harbors for $125 per person each way from Long Beach to Two Harbors. Travel to Avalon or Two Harbors the day before the race and depart from Avalon after the race.
10K, 5K, and Kids Run-
Travel to Avalon on the 6:15 a.m. Catalina Express and pick up your registration at Wrigley Stage.
Finisher Pins and Bars
All marathon participants will receive their "2014" finisher pin once they complete the marathon. For those completing their first Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon, starter pins will be available for $5.