Catalina Island Eco Marathon

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Catalina Island Eco-Marathon

Named “Best Island Run” and “Best Trail Marathon” in2012 by Runner’s World Magazine!

The seventh annual Catalina Island Eco-Marathon is slated for Saturday, November 9 at 8:00am on Catalina Island, CA. The Eco-Marathon offers not only a very challenging and beautiful marathon that travels through the interior of the island, but also a challenging trail 10K that is held around the city of Avalon. 

 

 To the marathoners and trail-lovers alike, you are in for a treat. 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.

 

 

 

 

While the course is scenically beautiful, it is challenging as well. Beware “The Catalina Crush” at Mile 19! This extremely steep hill is so difficult that runners have decided it was worthy of its own name.

 

 

Once you conquer the Catalina Crush, runners can refuel at one of the many unique themed aid stations, which are located throughout the course.  From the burger grill at mile 11.5 to the fruit station at mile 19, runners can be sure they have all the race fuel they need to finish strong.

 

To top off your marathon experience, each finisher will receive a one of a kind buffalo head medal which was featured in Competitor Magazine as one of the “most desired medals”.    

This challenging and beautiful marathon is

 a “can’t miss”experience. Visit www.catalinaecomarathon.com to sign-up today! 

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