Welcome to Run Catalina! With its 50 miles of rugged coastline and more than 42,000 acres of sweeping valleys, rocky hillsides, and oak-covered plateaus, Catalina Island has long been one of Southern California’s most popular natural attractions. Now, with five major annual running events, Catalina Island has become an ideal destination for endurance athletes. 

Runners can find events on Catalina Island that suit their every need!  For the off-road and trail lovers, the Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon and the Catalina Island Eco-Marathon offer spectacular views and beautiful scenery amidst challenging terrain.  For the ultra-marathon runners, the Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run is one of the country’s most challenging and scenic 50 milers. Athletes looking for a more moderate experience can enjoy the Catalina Island Conservancy Half-Marathon. Finally, for tri-athletes the Catalina Island Triathlon is the perfect end of season race.

Whichever race you are interested in, Run Catalina is your one stop shop for Catalina Island endurance events. Featuring everything from fun things to do while on the island to travel and hotel information, Run Catalina is a great resource to plan your next trip to the Island. You can also register online for any of Catalina Island’s upcoming races. So explore Run Catalina and find out more about one of the most impressive locations in endurance racing!   

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