Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
2.4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.2
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
2.2
SWAG
2.4
Welcome to the annual running of this all flat Ventura beachfront course, the Shoreline Half Marathon, 5K & 10K. The course starts at Emma Wood State Beach Group Campground and heads north onto the bike path. Bike path leads you onto HWY-1 beachfront bike path. Runners will stay on the … MORE
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    victortsi2 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Easy free parking. Out and back course next to ocean. 13.12 distance 170' gain 7am start time. 65 degrees at start/70 degrees at finish Exposed to sun 2nd half of … MORE

    Easy free parking. Out and back course next to ocean.
    13.12 distance
    170′ gain
    7am start time.
    65 degrees at start/70 degrees at finish
    Exposed to sun 2nd half of race.
    4 aid stations with water and electrolytes so you can get hydrated every couple of miles. Top 3 overall medals. Top 3 medals for various age groups as well. Smaller race.

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    3
    SCENERY
    4
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    3
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    LArunner FIRST-TIMER '17

    Two months back, I was searching for a July half-marathon and was delighted to see one along the coast in beautiful Ventura. I've run that stretch several times and it … MORE

    Two months back, I was searching for a July half-marathon and was delighted to see one along the coast in beautiful Ventura. I’ve run that stretch several times and it is some of the most gorgeous landscape coastal CA has to offer. My runs always fly by and I feel complete joy watching the waves crash, families play and dogs chase frisbees. What a perfect location for a half! Without question, this would be the race for me and I trained accordingly. I made travel plans and arranged to be in Ventura the weekend of the race.

    And then…at the last minute…the race organizer emailed everyone and announced that due to the “skyrocketing costs” of permits, the race would be changed to the Ojai bike path. UGH! Are you kidding me? I’ve already run a half there and it really wasn’t my favorite. The path is narrow, meaning that passing people can be tough and you have cyclists to contend with. The path runs along some sketchy parts of the area (I always smell pot there).

    The race was brought 8 miles inland, off the coast, which meant (in a blistering SoCAL July) that the race was hot and humid. Really unpleasant!

    When I sign up for a race, I expect only minimal changes to the course. This organizer materially changed the course of the run after collecting everyone’s entrance fees. Unbelievable. Don’t sign up for this race unless you are flexible with running a mystery course.

    I should mentioned that the organizer never apologized for the change in course.

    I added one “shoe” to my score because the volunteers were sweet and there was water, gatorade, and potties every 1-1.5 miles as promised. Also, the other runners were really cool…good etiquette and very friendly types. Everyone honored the “waved start” recommendations.

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    2
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    2

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    RunKMacRun REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This was an ok race. It was out and back and uses the same course year after year. Smaller race not a lot of runners so no worry about course … MORE

    This was an ok race. It was out and back and uses the same course year after year. Smaller race not a lot of runners so no worry about course congestion. Ok food at the end. Might be good for first timers since it’s flat and easy.

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    halftwisted REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This is one of the best events that Elite Sports Ca puts on. It is very well organized, great volunteers, Oceanview course, lots of swag and Tacos& Beer at the … MORE

    This is one of the best events that Elite Sports Ca puts on. It is very well organized, great volunteers, Oceanview course, lots of swag and Tacos& Beer at the finish line. I highly recommend this event and look forward to next year.

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    runforbeer FIRST-TIMER '15

    All "Elite Sports California" races are a joke. Packet pickups are unorganized, they still use those crappy reusable timing chips, age group "prizes" are usually cheap. Races get cancelled for … MORE

    All “Elite Sports California” races are a joke. Packet pickups are unorganized, they still use those crappy reusable timing chips, age group “prizes” are usually cheap. Races get cancelled for no reason and it’s impossible to get a refund or transfer. Race director doesn’t pay his charities. He is a crook that is just out to put money in his pocket by putting on cheap, poorly run events. Serious road racers need to avoid these at all costs.

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    1
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    3
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    1

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