The 10th annual race is dedicated to bringing the community together and will especially benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu. A portion of proceeds will go to support the many vital programs and services that the Club offers. MALIBU, CA — On Sunday, November 4, 2018, thousands of runners from around the world will journey to Malibu and run 13.1 miles along the famously scenic Southern California coastline. For the second consecutive year, the Malibu Half Marathon & 5K R
One of the best parts of my job is having the opportunity to cross paths with some amazing individuals. I collect their stories because they are a true inspiration and they remind me to take the time to be grateful for the simplest, most natural things, such as being able to walk and run.
I like to share these life stories with you with the hope to warm your heart and bring you a smile. In the end the lesson remains the same: The sky is the limit.
Not very long ago I receiv
How would you feel if you slept through your alarm on race day and missed the start of the race? Would you panic? Berate yourself? Just go back to bed? Would you cut yourself some slack? Along the course of the Malibu Half Marathon, the author grapples with the internal landscape of how we talk to ourselves when things don’t go quite as planned. Read more from the essay in Runner’s World. #running #raceday #halfmarathon
The sun peeked over the Santa Monica Mountains, and the crowd of runners packed behind the starting line at Zuma Beach was anxious to get moving. Rain had fallen overnight, wetting the streets, but the day broke with just a few scattered clouds. The weather would hold. It was time to run the 2017 Malibu Half Marathon and 5K on this cool autumn day, the first Sunday in November. I was anxious too. This would be my first half marathon and my first real race in years, although I
Each day, millions of people from all around the world go for a run. Some run marathons, some go out for a jogging session, and some venture into the mountains for an uphill sprint. Most of these runners have one thing in common; they are all healthy. It’s no secret that running is one of the healthiest activities that you can take on. From the numerous cardiovascular benefits to the powerful calorie-burning properties, regular running will help you keep your body healthy and
"Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow." - Henry David Thoreau Your race is fast approaching and you have trained diligently for this moment. You have consistently ran multiple times a week. You have postponed social plans to squeeze those extra miles out of the day. You have (somehow) crafted a sacred balance of work, life, and running. Your legs are ready to take on race miles and now it is time to examine how to keep your mental muscles
After weeks of training, you are ready to face the coastline of Malibu and tackle 13.1 miles of some of the most beautiful running scenery California has to offer. With race day fast approaching, let’s take a look at 13 tips that will help you complete your half marathon. Start With a Plan and Stick to It Before the race, have a clear set of goals based off of knowledge your training established. For example, if you have been training to complete the half marathon within a ce
Running culture in Los Angeles is changing, and that change is at the vanguard of the big-picture shifts happening throughout this country: geographic, demographic, generational, technological, social. Traditionally, if you wanted to run with other people, maybe you’d gather a few close friends on a weekend morning to meet in Griffith Park or to run along the Strand, or you could join one of the informal runs hosted by a running shoe store. With a goal of training for a longe
"Almost 7 months after the 2016 Malibu Half Marathon & 5K I was looking at a picture of Steve Walker and his guide running the Half Marathon. Stories like his are what help us be reminded to never give up, no matter how big is the obstacle. A special thank you goes to Carl Finer whose words captured Steve's story and made us all part of his journey" Erica Sep 29, 2016 - Marine veteran, two-time Ironman finisher, and blind athlete Steve Walker will be running the Malibu Half M
It's a world of Heroes As a race director I often have the opportunity and the honor to come across some of the most beautiful and inspiring stories. It is a privilege to discover and be able to share with the rest of the world the journeys and accomplishments of such remarkable people, and how running has represented a powerful life-changing catalyst for so many of them. Every time I have the opportunity to be among runners I like to ask them about their story and how life l
Hi, my name is Erica and in 2015 I became the Race Director of this incredible event, the Malibu Half Marathon & 5K. At that time the event had been around for six years, but it had never been able to realize its full potential. Although the course, along the ocean’s iconic Pacific Coast Highway is among the most scenic routes in California, the runners' experience, marketing, and relationship with the local community had been overlooked. With the help of David MacVittie and
With a chill in the morning air, and the sun starting to peek around the surrounding mountains, the weather on Sunday, Nov. 6, was pure Malibu bliss for the scenic course that more than 1,600 runners were about to embark on. The runners — hailing from near and far — gathered on Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Point Mugu beach for the eighth annual Malibu Half Marathon & 5K. “This is our first half marathon,” said Emily Emshoff, 25, from Venice, Calif., who was running wi