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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The SDCCU OC Marathon announces Boston Beer’s 26.2 Brew as a 2019 Sponsor

Runners, look who’s coming to the finish line!  We are proud to announce The Boston Beer Company and it’s 26.2 brew as the  “Official Beer Sponsor” for the 2019 SDCCU OC Marathon Weekend! Marathon Brewing releases 26.2 Brew, offering runners a new refreshing reward for their hard work that tastes as satisfying as their accomplishments
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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.