THE OC HALF MARATHON IS MAY 5, 2019
START TIME: 6:15 AM
OC Half Marathon Course Certification # CA14058RS
This exceptional OC Half Marathon starts on Newport Center Drive loop in front of our Official Start Line Hotel, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. The Orange County Half Marathon finishes at the OC Fair and Event Center just off the 55 Freeway in the heart of Costa Mesa.
The first mile of the Half Marathon course includes a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean before winding through the seaside village of Corona del Mar including the spectacular Ocean Blvd. with cliffside views of Big Corona del Mar State Beach. It traverses down Bayside Drive, past the Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs and homes and boats of Newport Harbor. Exceptional views await runners at the bluffs overlooking the Upper Newport Bay Estuary Reserve as are the supportive cheers of neighborhood residents.
The Half Marathon course is net downhill in elevation from start to finish. The first 6.5 miles will be extremely fast with only minor inclines. Mile 6.5 to 7.0 is the only significant hill on the course taking the runners from 15 feet to 75 feet. The course is then mostly flat through mile 10.5, a couple rolling hills to 11.5 with a flat and fast final stretch into the OC Fair & Event Center.
HALF MARATHON COURSE STATS
Distance: 13.1 miles
Start Elevation: 218 feet
End Elevation: 62 feet
Calories (130 lbs): 1304
Calories (180 lbs): 1806
HALF MARATHON WATER STATIONS
Water will be available at miles 2.5, 4, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Gatorade® will be available at miles 4, 6.5, 9, 11, and 12