2024 Catalina Island Marathon: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Catalina Island Marathon – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Catalina Island Marathon is a unique running event that takes place on the rugged terrain of Catalina Island, off the coast of California. Known for its challenging course, the marathon offers a mix of steep climbs, descents, and awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean. Unlike most marathons that take place in urban or suburban settings, this event offers a more natural and secluded experience, often involving trails that pass through pristine wilderness and remote areas of the island. The Catalina Island Marathon has gained a reputation as one of the most difficult yet rewarding marathons in the United States, attracting a dedicated group of trail runners and adventure enthusiasts each year.

Date: 

Sat
Mar 9
2024

Location: 

Avalon, United States

Distance

42.2km

Elevation profile: 

Hilly

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

1105

Number of participants: 

600

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How to train for Catalina Island Marathon: Catalina Island Marathon training plans for every runner

To train for Catalina Island Marathon, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

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