Hoag announced as new Title Sponsor of the OC Marathon

20th running of the Hoag OC Marathon to take place on May 5, 2024 – New three year partnership reinforces how the benefits of running lead to significant improvements in overall health NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., December 4, 2023  In its ongoing commitment to creating a healthier community, Hoag announced today it will be the title […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Inspirational Participants

As a High School student in Lakewood, CA, Brandon Neri doesn’t let his Cerebral Palsy stop him for helping those less fortunate. After Team World Vision visited his school last year he decided he wanted to run the 2019 OC Half Marathon as part of their team. The money that he raises will help Team […]


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, […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

10 Reasons to Run the OC

Picture palm trees, sunny skies, an ocean breeze and a starting line that’s sure to please. You just experienced a small portion of the OC Marathon. Sounds like a vacation, right? We put together a list of 10 Reasons why you should #runtheOC to give you that little push you’ve been needing to get you […]

SDCCU Sponsor Spotlight

SDCCU® (San Diego County Credit Union ®) is a proud community partner. Founded in 1938 on the principle that people come first and profits second, we believe our forward-thinking approach to the financial industry is what propelled SDCCU to become one of the largest credit unions in the country, proudly serving the financial needs of […]

Where do Out-of-Town Marathon Guests Stay?

You have been working so hard preparing for this race. For months, or even years, you have been hitting the pavement, counting the miles, nursing your sore legs, annoying your running buddy when they don’t feel like running, and having them do the same to you. You’re registered, you have your race day shoes, you […]

If You Believe You Can Achieve

In the summer of 2015, I had hit my all-time highest weight. I was nearly 170 lbs. and when running or playing with my then 6 year old daughter, I couldn’t keep up. I knew I had bad knees but the weight wasn’t helping. I went to get the MRI’s in both knees… the result […]

There’s Something About The OC Marathon

There’s something about the OC Marathon that keeps me coming back year after year. I have run races all over the world, but the OC Marathon will always be one of my favorites. The 2018 edition will be my fifth consecutive year running the race.  It was my first full marathon and I have been […]

Marathon Training Schedule & Plan

MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE & PLANS https://youtu.be/78TFZX8neOY HOW TO TRAIN FOR A MARATHON OC MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE We hope you will join us for our celebratory marathon! We can help you get ready for the marathon, whether it’s your first or 20th marathon. We’ve compiled a list of marathon training schedule resources, as well as put […]