Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
3.8
The Surfers Point Marathon is very spectator-friendly, and mostly flat. Start/finish along the beautiful Ventura Beach. Then travel along the bike path onto the Historic Old Rincon Highway along the Ventura Coast line. Miles of Ocean views that will keep you in awe as you stroll to the turn around … MORE
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    ExtraCat FIRST-TIMER '17

    This race could be awesome, but the race director needs to ensure he has enough volunteers by race day. It becomes like a one man show where he is greeting … MORE

    This race could be awesome, but the race director needs to ensure he has enough volunteers by race day. It becomes like a one man show where he is greeting runners, getting results, shuttling folks back to their cars, and handing out medals. Great shirt, excellent timing company, enough porta-potties (highly important) even on the course.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    mikelemaire FIRST-TIMER '17

    The race is a gathering of runners who get together for a good time. The course was challenging without being too difficult, the scenery was great( I saw a whale), … MORE

    The race is a gathering of runners who get together for a good time. The course was challenging without being too difficult, the scenery was great( I saw a whale), and the support was great. There was an aid station every mile or two and lots of smiling faces.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    This year, the marathon was a small race with under 100 participants. The course was flat and easy to run, but along a road with many cars and was the … MORE

    This year, the marathon was a small race with under 100 participants. The course was flat and easy to run, but along a road with many cars and was the half course run twice. The ocean views were awesome!
    The aid stations were poorly stocked (only water and gatorade). The free shuttle service from the fairgrounds to the start saved me from walking 3 extra Miles.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    2

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    turbotastic FIRST-TIMER '16

    It felt very hot late morning for the race. I think All aid stations ran out of Gatorade after the first 3 hours. Pretty flat course. The "boardwalk" gets a … MORE

    It felt very hot late morning for the race. I think All aid stations ran out of Gatorade after the first 3 hours. Pretty flat course. The “boardwalk” gets a little congested and narrow at some points which could force you to slow you down. I would do this race again.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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    leeannart FIRST-TIMER '16

    Do not be deceived by the title - Surfer's Point Marathon encompasses just that - plus other race distances: half marathon, 10K, and 5K. There's something for everybody. Walkers are … MORE

    Do not be deceived by the title – Surfer’s Point Marathon encompasses just that – plus other race distances: half marathon, 10K, and 5K. There’s something for everybody. Walkers are also allowed on the course; the marathon finish time is a generous 7 hours.
    I loved this race! The feel was mellow yet timely, the race was organized into clear start waves within each race — and staggered start times for each of the distances. The MC was pleasant and entertaining.
    This was the farthest yet I’ve travelled to race, coming some 100 miles away. We drove in early morning, packet pick up is also allowed on race day (yay!) and started promptly at 6; the course was casual and open, meaning other non-racers were strolling along the path too, but there was no congestion because the path/boardwalk was wide enough. It was fun to get randomly splashed by the incoming surf. The views along the course are A-mazing with the rolling waves and “beach vibes.”

    I did the 5K – flat, easy course, easy to follow; there were volunteers handing out water/gatorade and directing us as we looped around to head back to the finish line. Perks of this are: 2 tacos from a delicious taco truck; 1 beer; PLUS award medals for top 3 finishers in EACH race division for EACH age group and EACH gender. So if you feel your time is competitive in the top 3; you have a stand out chance.
    Awards and medals aside, this course is fresh and flat — highly recommend, at least for a shorter distance. The marathoners had to do 2 loops of the half marathon route. In the morning, temps were a chill 58-60 degrees, by the time the race started, the sun was shining and easily by 8 am, it was HOT. So I felt that marathon runners were sweating it out…just something to keep in mind…

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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