Catalina Island Marathon: Conquer Your First 26.2 Miler for 2024

Are you ready to lace up your running shoes and make 2024 the year you achieve your marathon goals? Celebrating its 47th anniversary, the Catalina Island Marathon on Saturday, March 9, 2024, is not just a race – it’s a pivotal milestone in your personal journey.

Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or a first-timer, a unique experience awaits everyone. You can opt for the full marathon, 10K, or 5K and embrace the challenge against the breathtaking backdrop of Catalina Island’s stunning landscapes. If you’re leaning towards the 5K, consider the perks:

1) Comfortable early Spring temps (no overheating on the trails for you)
2) Tons of wildflowers
3) You will be in good company with all the other walkers if you aren’t feeling like sprinting that day. It’s a win all the way around.

To kickstart your journey, they are offering a 15% discount on any race distance this year. Use the code JAN15 at checkout register here: Catalina Island Marathon to claim your discount before it expires on January 31st.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Catalina Sea Spa is matching this special with a 15% discount to runners throughout that week. Simply mention “runners high” to the receptionist at the time of booking to enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of pre-event and post-event massages. A pre-race massage helps elongate muscles, making them less susceptible to injury, while a post-race massage aids in expediting the removal of lactic acid, reducing post-race soreness. Be sure to request our renowned sports massage to ensure your therapist addresses your specific needs.

Aim for the Ultimate Achievement: The Catalina Island Triple Crown Challenge

For those truly “Beast” athletes (and we all know them), this one is for you. Consider the Catalina Island Triple Crown within a 12-month period. Conquer the Avalon 50 Mile, the Catalina Island Marathon, and the Catalina Island Half Marathon to join an elite group of crazies. Beyond individual event accolades, completing the Triple Crown earns you an exclusive FINISHER jacket, Hi-Tec shoes, and a unique belt buckle – tangible symbols of your endurance and unwavering commitment to the sport.

Embark on this unique island course, traversing both pavement and trail, offering unparalleled views at every turn. Most people never get to see the interior beauty of Catalina like this. So, make 2024 the year you run your first marathon in paradise, experience the challenge of the Catalina Island Triple Crown. You won’t regret it, but if you do there are ambulances for this very reason. Your adventure awaits!