In-Person running is back – join us this November 6 & 7, 2021

The past year has been hard but… IN-PERSON RUNNING AND RACING IS BACK AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU WITH THIS EXTRA GIFT! PRICES WILL GO UP IN EARLY JUNE! Not ready to run in-person yet?  Our virtual options are still available and offer an opportunity to run from anywhere at anytime! GET REGISTERED NOW!
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Imaginology Virtual Run – April 2021

Go further or faster tomorrow than today, IT’S ABOUT TIME! (or maybe it’s about the SUPER COOL Medal!) We are excited to announce the Inaugural Imaginology Virtual Run! This virtual challenge is fun for the entire family The OC Fair’s Youth Expo, “Imaginology Goes Virtual” with The OC Fair and Event Center begins April 19 and ends April 25,
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Important Update Regard Covid-19

UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19 Hi OC Marathon Runners –  In response to the ongoing public health concerns, the continued uncertainty and the increasing numbers across the country in COVID-19 cases, it is with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our rescheduled November SDCCU OC Marathon Running Festival. Back in March when we received the
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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT – Girls on the Run OC

We Inspire Girls to be joyful, healthy & confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. At Girls on the Run, all girls are inspired and motivated to understand and accept others, while standing up for what they believe. Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at
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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT – Casa OC

What is Casa OC? Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County is a non-profit organization serving our county’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children through the recruitment, training, and supervision of community volunteers who advocate for their best interests. It is the CASA volunteer who advocates to ensure that a child who cannot
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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT – Seneca Family of Agencies

Seneca fosters Unconditional Care for children and families going through the most difficult times of their lives! With your support, Seneca offers mental health, education support, and adoption/placement services to 1,000 children in OC. Seneca believes that children and youth do not themselves fail, but are failed by systems unable to address their complex and specialized needs. Since 1985, Seneca has
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CHARITY SPOTLIGHT – HD Care

HD-CARE is a University of California Irvine support group, 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization. The “HD” in HD-CARE stands for Huntington’s Disease, a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative brain disorder for which there is currently no treatment or cure.  “CARE” denotes the organization’s promotion of Community, Advocacy, Research, and Education.  Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a progressive, inherited neurodegenerative brain disorder for
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: Title Sponsor SDCCU

The OC Marathon is proud to partner with SDCCU again as our title sponsor!  As one of the largest credit unions in California, SDCCU operates five branches in Orange County. SDCCU strives to save their customers money and keep up with busy lifestyles by offering FREE checking, mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, VISA credit cards,
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KROC AWARDED YOUTH PROGRAM OF THE YEAR

Founded in 2004, Kids Run the OC is one of the nation’s largest youth running and fitness programs. The OC Marathon Foundation created Kids Run the OC to inspire kids to fitness, promote a healthy lifestyle and combat the onset of childhood obesity. The ten week youth fitness program concludes with the children running their
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ENTER TO WIN A HUGE PRIZE PACK

Meet Sally McRae, ambassador for 15th Annual OC Marathon! Elite endurance athlete, entrepreneur, and mom, has shared her top picks as she trains for this year’s race and you have a chance to win it all! This prize pack, valued at approximately $1500, includes items from Igloo ® , O2 Labs, Coros Watch, Spring Energy Marathon, WeWork and one
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Charity Spotlight – John Wayne Cancer Foundation

The mission of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation is to fight cancer with courage, strength and grit. Team John Wayne is our walking and running fundraising program that empowers you to fight cancer with GRIT! Your fundraising makes it possible for JWCF to fund pioneering cancer research and programs to save lives and improve cancer
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When all that glitter is gold, run the Beach Cities Challenge for glitzy race bling!

Participate in three races located along the coast of the Southern California and you’ve got yourself the Beach Cities Challenge. The OC Marathon teamed up with the Surf City Marathon and Long Beach Marathon to begin the first Beach Cities Challenge in 2012. Join the Challenge Participants run the Surf City Marathon, OC Marathon and
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Runner’s World Magazine features OC Half Marathon!

Runner’s World Magazine featured the OC Half Marathon in its article “Best Half Marathon – Run 13.1 Miles in these beautiful and fun destinations.” The article features Half Marathons with beautiful courses, fun after parties and exciting twists and turns. The OC Half Marathon received recognition for its “flat, fast course” and unbeatable waterfront views.  We
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Not your local radio station, KROC “Inspires Kids to Fitness”

Eleven-year-old Nathan finishes his final mile sweating, determined and in a chute ready to be picked up by mom. Children from 150 different elementary schools complete their final mile adding up to 26.2 miles from a 10 week program called Kids Run the OC. Thousands of children, parents and coaches gather in designated areas for
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Southern California Half Marathons & Marathons

There’s nothing more exciting than running a destination marathon; however, sometimes the wallet and time don’t allow for it year round. Here’s a little calendar of local Southern California half marathon, marathon & 5k & 10k races to keep you on schedule for the OC Marathon Running Festival training!

Running Clubs in Southern California

So you want to run a marathon? Or maybe a half marathon? But you need to train. Training with a group can uplift runners and motivate you to stay on a consistent schedule. We’ve put together a list of running clubs in Southern California so you can find one that works out for you.