Welcome to the Catalina Island Eco Marathon
We welcome you, the athlete, to one of the most beautiful marathons that you will ever run in the United States. The Catalina Eco Marathon will start and finish in the town of Avalon, no morning boats to catch, no seas to worry about, just a leisurely stroll to the start line and back into town after 26.2 miles of some of the most beautiful, rugged and breathtaking trails you will experience.
During the course of the marathon, you will traverse single track trails, ridgelines, and vistas that will afford views of the Pacific Ocean – from BOTH sides of the island. You will run through three entirely different eco-systems and see the plant life and animal life in each. Don't be surprised to see buffalo on the course, seals in the water, and bald eagles overhead.
Named "Best Island Run" by Runner's World Magazine- April 2012
Why run on Catalina Island? Read why Bob Babbitt loves running on the island so much in his article Back_to_School.pdf - Bob Babbitt/Competitor Magazine