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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]