The 2020 shirts are softer than ever, and are great for year-round workout wear!  Not only do runners have the soft new material of the event shirt to look forward to, they’ll receive a shiny gold medal with a brand new look! Here’s a sneak peak of the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, and Combo […]


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 […]


LEARN MORE ABOUT CELEBRATE OC Coming in 2022 to the SDCCU OC Marathon.Bringing Music, Food, Fitness, and Fun together to Celebrate the BEST of OC Festival Celebrate OC is a two-day festival showcasing the talent, tastes, trends that make Orange County the best place to live and play. Held within the iconic Orange County Marathon […]


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 […]

Project Purple

Join Project Purple this year at the OC! Project Purple is an impact-driven organization with a vision of a world without pancreatic cancer. Our mission is to find a cure for pancreatic cancer and improve the lives of patients through support, hope, and compassion. We will be participating in the 5K, half marathon, and well […]

Project Independence

WHO ARE WE? Run for Team Project Independence and help contribute to our goals so that we can succeed in our mission of promoting civil rights for people with developmental disabilities through services which expand independence and choice. Let your friends know how they can help too! Encourage them to help by sharing your efforts and inviting […]

Project Youth – OC Bar Foundation

WHO ARE WE? Project Youth OCBF is an official charity of the OC Marathon.  Our mission is to keep at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug free through education, counseling, mentoring and family strengthening. Your involvement is critical to our success in providing programs and services that empower youth to make positive choices for positive futures. Learn […]

CASA Orange County

WHO ARE WE? 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. CASA provides a powerful voice and a meaningful connection for children who have experienced abuse, […]

John Wayne Cancer Foundation – Team John Wayne

Run the OC for Team John Wayne WHO ARE WE? Run to Fight Cancer! Join Team John Wayne and fundraise for John Wayne Cancer Foundation. Run or walk in honor of your family or friend who has been affected by cancer and help fund pioneering cancer research and programs to save lives. Our goal is […]

Team World Vision

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. In order to join Team World Vision, visit THIS LINK and register to be a part of the team. Team Contact: Don Lee:  

The American Heart Association

WHO ARE WE? For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. he six cardiologists who founded the American Heart Association in 1924 would be amazed. From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and […]

The OC Marathon Foundation

The OC Marathon Foundation supports Kids Run the OC. The KROC training program teaches kids how to have active and healthy lifestyles to combat childhood obesity and improve overall wellness. Our goal is to “Inspire Kids to Fitness” through fun, interactive games and challenges. Some children come from homes with low income. We provide scholarship […]

2019 was a record breaking success!

Our amazing 2019 Charity Partners raised a record amount for their incredible causes. We paired with 15 charities and together they raised a total of $617,700. That is the largest number our charity program has reached since its inaugural year in 2004. This incredible program grows more and more each year, and we are so […]

2019 Results & Photos

OC Running Festival 2019 Results & PhotosMarathon & Half-Marathon View Results View Photos OC 5K View Results View Photos Kids Run the OC View Results View Photos What’s Up NextBeach Cities Challenge Pacific Coast Highway never looked so good! Conquer the Beach Cities Challenge by completing, in consecutive order, any combo of full or half marathons at the Surf […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


PROVIDING THE MOST, SO YOU CAN RACE YOUR BEST BECOME A VIP VIP Restrooms at Start Line VIP viewing at finish line Post Race Buffet breakfast & beverages VIP Gear Check delivered to VIP tent at finish line Event day paid parking pass Access to VIP Legacy Lounge VIP race apparel item “The VIP experience […]

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.


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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 […]