SDCCU OC Marathon
THE 26.2 MILE TOUR OF ORANGE COUNTY
COURSE CERTIFICATION # CA14059RS
BOSTON RACE QUALIFIER
The SDCCU OC Marathon Course will start in front of our Official Start Line Hotel, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. You will run through the beautiful coastal communities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana finishing off at the OC Fair and Event Center conveniently located just off the 55 freeway in the heart of Costa Mesa.
The Full Marathon course is net downhill in elevation from start to finish but does have three hills. The first 6.5 miles will be extremely fast with only minor inclines. Mile 6.5 to 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 the second hill at 11. The last hill can be seen for a half mile but is only an incline of 55′ at 14.5 over the 405 overpass. The rest of the course is relatively flat with only a couple minor inclines.
The amazing views
The first mile of the OC 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 cliff side 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. Marathoners continue into the heart of Orange County, touching Irvine, then back into Costa Mesa, passing by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, around South Coast Plaza, and through the campus of Segerstrom High School. Three miles in Santa Ana before turning onto the Santa Ana River Trail for 1.5 miles before exiting at the Gisler foot-bridge.
Runners will go through beautiful Mesa Verde neighborhoods in Costa Mesa and then the “Bird Streets”, providing you with that much needed support on the home stretch towards the OC Fair & Event Center. If you also run the OC 5k on Saturday you can qualify for the OC Combo Crush.
Calories (130 lbs)
Calories (180 lbs)
Course Time Limit
The full marathon course has a time limit of 7 hours (16-minute per mile pace). Full marathon runners that have not reached Mile 12 by 9 am will be diverted to finish the half marathon course. Runners still out on the course when officials determine it is time to reopen the roads may stay out on the course, as a pedestrian, as long as a sidewalk is available. They must obey all pedestrian traffic laws, stopping at red lights, using crosswalks/sidewalks, etc. Course support, including water stations, course signage, medical stations, etc. will close. Runners on the course after this time accept that they will be on their own and should plan accordingly, OR utilize the support vehicle to return to the finish line.