THE OC HALF MARATHON IS THE PERFECT DISTANCE TO ENJOY THE POST-RACE PARTY
START TIME: 6:15 AM
OC Half Marathon Course Certification # CA14058RS
This exceptional Southern California 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 OC 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 OC Half Marathon course is net downhill in elevation from start to finish but does have two hills that you may think are significant.. The first 6.5 miles will be extremely fast with a elevation loss of over 200' with only minor inclines. Mile 7.0 is the first significant hill on the course taking the runners from 15 feet to 75 feet. The course is then mostly flat through mile 10.5 with a downhill of 50' followed by an uphill of 50' at mile 11 and a flat and fast final stretch into the OC Fair & Event Center.
OC HALF MARATHON COURSE STATS
Distance: 13.1 miles
Start Elevation: 218 feet
End Elevation: 62 feet
Calories (130 lbs): 1304
Calories (180 lbs): 1806
OC HALF MARATHON WATER STATIONS & PORTABLE RESTROOMS
Water and portable restrooms will be available at miles 2.5, 4, 5.5, 7.5, 9, 10, 11 and 12
An electrolyte replacement will be available at miles 4, 7.5, 10 and 12.