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Malibu 5K Run/Walk


NOVEMBER 4, 2023 • 8:00AM


The 5K offers an incredibly all-flat scenic beachside course along the famed Zuma Beach, Malibu. 


Get ready to soak up spectacular views of waves crashing on the shoreline, surfers and sunbathers in the water, and hundreds of inspired runners on the road.


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Tickets are limited. The event will sell out

Please buy your entry as soon as possible in order to secure your spot, but please do not make travel arrangements prior to purchasing your entry. Once the event is sold out we cannot accommodate any additional participants.

What is a Charity ENTRY?

When you buy a charity entry you make a direct $75 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu AND you automatically earn all of the program benefits. To learn more click here.



Crush our COMBO Challenge by running both our 5K and the Half Marathon. Earn THREE MEDALS after completing only TWO RACES!


Start off your weekend with an energizing 5K at 8:00 AM on Saturday, November 5th, stay for the day at our Beach Expo and, after a good night's sleep, get ready to conquer our Half Marathon on Sunday, November 6th.



100% of the course runs along Pacific Coast Highway; starting and ending at the famous Zuma Beach.



All participants get a collectible performance race shirt and finisher medals.



After the race, join family and friends for music, photos, and beach festivities.


The 5K course starts and ends at world-famous Zuma Beach offering participants a beautiful out-and-back route in one of the most distinctive landmarks in Southern California and a cinematic backdrop for numerous films and TV commercials. From the starting line, the course proceeds along the Zuma Beach Access Rd and then turns left on Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) offering a prime view of the pristine Malibu beach. After turning along the entire length of Zuma Beach, you'll turn back inside the parking lot, just south of Trancas Canyon, to the finish line. With no hills, this course is perfect for anyone looking to attempt a personal record — or just looking for a gorgeous, well-organized event.

There will be 1 water station located at mile 2 with QURE Water and QURE Power Endurance. Basic First AID will be available at the water station and First Aid will be available at the Finish line.

Malibu 5K Course Map


Closer to race day we will publish the Race Guide for everything you need to know about #RunMalibu. Please make sure to review all the information in the guide well before race day to prepare for your race weekend.

  • Half Marathon Course Map
    Run along the stunning Malibu coastline, starting, and finishing at the world-famous Zuma Beach. The course is USATF-measured and offers a beautiful out-and-back route. With a total elevation ascension of 378 feet, it's perfect for beating your personal record or simply enjoying the scenery.
  • Half Marathon Start Time
    Sunday, November 5th, 2023: 6:30 am – Take your place in the start line chute 7:00 am – Half Marathon
  • Start/Finish Line Location
    The Start / Finish Line is located at Zuma Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Los Angeles County, 30050 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA (map & directions).
  • Bib and Packet Pick-up
    Friday, November 3rd 3:00pm – 6:00pm Zuma Beach – 30050 W Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (map & directions) Saturday, November 4th 9:30am – 5:00pm** Zuma Beach – 30050 W Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (map & directions) *all half marathon participants are required to pick-up their race packet during the Race Expo in the hours listed below. There is no race day packet pick-up. If you are unable to attend the Race Expo, you may purchase the packet mailing option (must be purchased by October 15th) or delegate someone to pick up your bib on your behalf. **traffic for the 5K race will affect parking closest to the Expo until approximately 10:30am. If you come before 10:30am, please plan accordingly. There is absolutely NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP. If you can't come to the packet pick-up, you can either purchase the bib mailing option or delegate someone to pick it up on your behalf.
  • Course Time Limit
    The half marathon has a course time limit of 4 hours. Participants will need to maintain a pace of 18:00 minute-per-mile to complete the race. Participants unable to maintain the required pace can continue to complete the race but will be asked to remain out of previously closed traffic lanes and obey regular traffic laws. Pacific Coast Highway will be reopened to vehicle traffic on a “rolling basis” determined by the 18:00 minute-per-mile pace. Course support including aid stations, timing mats, and post-race refreshments will only be available to those that maintain the required pace. The Finish Line will remain open until 12:00pm.
  • Gear Check
    Gear Check will be available for all half marathon participants. Gear check will be located in the parking lot adjacent to the start/finish line toward the back of the Expo. The gear check tent will stay in the same location throughout the duration of the race. This event is committed to preserving Malibu’s natural environment and, in order to comply with the recent single-use plastic ban by the City, the race will not provide plastic bags for Gear check. Please plan to use the tote bag provided with your race packet or bring your own. Participants can detach the gear check tag from their race bib and attach it to their tote bag using the provided cable ties or use one of the provided tags and write their bib number before attaching to their gear check bag. Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 5:00am and must be picked up no later than 12:00pm. Please do not check valuables. Gear is checked at your own risk. The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.
  • Aid Stations
    ⛑️ Aid stations will be located at the following locations (all will provide water): Miles 1.5, 3, 4/12, 5/11, 6/10, 7/9 and 8 💦 Electrolyte will be provided at the stations at Miles 3, 5/11, 6/10, and 7/9 ⚡️ An energy gel will be provided at mile 8, just after the turnaround point 🚻 Restrooms will be located at the stations at Miles 1, 4/12, 5/11, 6/10, 7/9 and 8 Note: For safety reasons due to the nature of the PCH, all aid stations are located ocean-side. Outbound runners will have to cross inbound runners’ traffic to reach the aid station. Outbound runners are asked to yield to inbound runners when possible. This affects the stations at Miles 4/12, 5/11, 6/10, and 7/9.
  • Parking & Shuttles
    Please visit our Parking page for information on arriving at the race.
  • Awards
    The top 3 male, female, and non-binary finishers in the half marathon will receive an overall award. The top 3 male, female, and non-binary finishers in each age group in the half marathon will receive an award. Please see the age groups below: 19 & Under, 20 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80+
  • Cancellation Policy
    All entry fees are non-refundable. This policy applies to all registrants whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, or anything else. Race entry fees and ancillary purchases are non-refundable under any and all circumstances including the cancellation of the Event, a rescheduling of the Event to a different date, or the Event conducted at a shorter distance or as a virtual event. There are NO exceptions.
    The deadline to claim your 2022 deferred entry is September 1st, 2023. If you haven't claimed your entry by the dealine, your entry is considered lost.
  • Can I Push my Child in a Jog Stroller?
    Strollers are allowed on the Half Marathon course ONLY. For the safety of everyone, we do kindly ask for all participants with strollers / joggers to place themselves at the end of the corral start.
  • Is There An Age Restriction?
    All participants must be at least 12 years old on race day. No exceptions.

Do you still have questions? Check out our FAQs page!

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