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HALF MARATHON RACE GUIDE

SUNDAY, NOV 5, 2023
7:00AM START 

Thank you for joining us at the 2023 Run Malibu presented by Rusnak BMW!  Please read the information below to find out everything you need to know about race weekend.  Safe travels to Malibu, CA – we look forward to seeing you on the start line! 

Daylight SavingS

On Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 2:00 am clocks are turning backward 1 hour to 1:00 am local standard time.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier so you get to sleep 1 extra hour.

HOW CAN WE GUIDE YOU?

We recommend that you take the time to read through everything to make sure that you're fully prepped for race day!

PRE-RACE

EXPO & PACKET PICK-UP

All Half Marathon participants are required to pick up their race bib during the Race Expo unless they have pre-purchased the mail-my-packet add-on. There is NO same-day bib pick-up for the half marathon. 

In addition to picking up your Bibs, timing tags and race t-shirt, the Expo features merchandise for sale, demonstrations, and information from a variety of merchants and vendors. This event is open to the public, so come with your friends and family...

there is something for everyone!

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FRIDAY

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NOVEMBER 3 2023

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SATURDAY

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

NOVEMBER 4 2023

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LOCATION

30050 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY, MALIBU

ZUMA BEACH, LOT 12

Bring your confirmation email with your bib number (to be sent Wednesday, November 1st) to expedite the pick-up process. 

  • 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.
  • DEFERRED ENTRIES
    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.
EXPO/PACKET PICK-UP

HALF MARATHON RACE DAY

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SUNDAY

7:OO AM

NOVEMBER 5, 2023

TIMELINE & ORDER OF EVENTS

Zuma Beach 
30050 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA 90265 

Note: We recommend arriving between 04:30 - 05:30 am. Plan for heavy traffic and delays.

4:30 AM

PARKING OPENS (SEE SECTION ABOUT PARKING)

5:00 AM

VIP/CHARITY LOUNGE OPENS FOR ELIGIBLE RUNNERS 

6:00 AM

ZUMA BEACH PARKING CLOSES*

6:45 AM

TAKE PLACE BEHIND THE SIGN WITH YOUR EXPECTED FINISH TIME

7:00 AM

HALF MARATHON START TIME

8:30 AM

BEER GARDEN OPENS (BRING YOUR ID)

11:30 AM

BEER GARDEN CLOSES

12:00 AM

BEACH FESTIVAL CLOSES

* NOTE: Between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM (or until the last runner has reached the PCH) Zuma Beach Parking will be closed to traffic.

SCHEDULE
THE BEST WAY TO GUARENTEE PARKING IS BY CARPOOLING

Race DAY PARKING

Participant parking is available at Zuma Beach (30000 Pacific Coast Hwy. Malibu, CA 90265), along Westward Beach Road and in the Point Dume lot (7103 Westward Beach Road Malibu, CA 90265).  

FIRST 750 VEHICLES ARE FREE

The first 750 vehicles to arrive will receive complimentary parking in the Zuma Beach lot. The Zuma Beach lot will open at 4:30am on Sunday, November 5th. Plan to arrive early, and score free parking! 

After 750 vehicles enter the Zuma Beach Parking Lots, parking within Zuma Beach and the Point Dume lot will be $5 per car. Please be prepared with EXACT change to help traffic flow quickly and safely into the lots. Parking along Westward Beach Road is free.  The Point Dume parking lot (7103 Westward Beach Road  Malibu, CA 90265 ) will open at 5:30 AM. 

Vehicles and the flow of traffic will be directed into these parking areas to ensure everyone makes it to the start line on time. Due to the location and positioning of the parking areas, participants may need to walk up to 1 mile to reach the start line. Shuttles will run from Birdview Ave and Westward Beach Road to the start line for those that need to park farther away.

You can expect significant traffic on race morning as we have just ONE entrance to the parking lots. The best way to join us at the race is by carpooling. In our opinion, there’s no better way to start your race morning than with a buddy! 

Please note that Zuma Beach parking lot will CLOSE at 6AM sharp as we prepare for the half marathon race start. If you do not make it into the parking lot before that time, you will need to park down Westward Beach Road (free to park) or within the Point Dume lot ($5 per car).

 

We also offer a drop-off zone – read on for more details and location.  Visit the Parking + Travel page on our website for additional information. 

Runners can expect significant traffic on race morning as there is only ONE entrance to the parking lots. Please plan on carpooling to help ease race morning traffic.  

Please note, the Zuma Beach Parking Lot will close at 6:00am sharp in preparation for the half marathon race start.  If you arrive after the Zuma Beach lot has closed, please park down Westward Beach Road (free to park) and within the Point Dume lot ($5 per car).


Participants can be dropped off in our drop-off zone at Trancas Market (30745 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265) directly across PCH from our Race Expo and the race start/finish line.

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MAIN PARKING 

$5 CASH

ZUMA BEACH

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LIMITED FREE

PARKING WITH SHUTTLE

WESTWARD BEACH RD

  • 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.
  • DEFERRED ENTRIES
    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.
Race Parking Info

COURSE MAP & DETAILS

The Half Marathon starts and ends in world-famous Zuma Beach, Malibu offering participants a beautiful out-and-back route along the pristine Malibu coastline. 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 making the turnaround, just north of San Nicolas Canyon, runners head back down the coast to the finish line. The Half Marathon course is USATF-measured and participants will have 4+ hours to complete their race, i.e. 18 minutes-per-mile pace for the Half-Marathon.

Due to the out and back nature of the course (what goes up also goes down), the total elevation ascension is 378 feet, which makes it perfect for anyone looking to attempt a personal record — or just looking for a gorgeous, well-organized event.

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There will be 7 aid stations along the course:

  • Water stations will be located approx at miles 1.5, 3, 4/12, 5/11, 6/10, 7/9 and 8

  • The turnaround point is just before mile 8

  • Electrolyte drink will be at miles 3, 5/11, 6/10 and 7/9

  • Energy gels will be located at mile 8 just after the turnaround point

  • Restrooms are located at miles 1, 4/12, 5/11, 6/10, 7/9 and 8

  • Basic First AID will be available at all water stations

  • First AID will be available at mile 4/12, 7/9 and at the Finish Line

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 in order to reach the aid station. Outbound runners are asked to yield to inbound runners when possible.

COURSE DETAILS

MEDALS & AWARDS

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LEGACY RUNNERS

Legacy status is reached after running the half marathon or 5K distance at Run Malibu Half Marathon and 5K for three consecutive years. Runners can achieve Legacy status by running any combination of either distance if they are run consecutively. If the runner misses a year, they default on Legacy status.  

 

Legacy status will be denoted on your race bib. If you’re eligible, don’t forget to pick up your special-edition gift in the Legacy Booth at the Race Expo: 

3-Year Legacy Runners receive their official Malibu Legacy trucker hat 
5-Year Legacy Runners receive a 5-Year medal buckle 
7-Year Legacy Runners receive an official Malibu Legacy tumbler

Legacy participants must have their loyalty status denoted on their bib to collect their perks. 

If you are a Legacy runner, but do not have a legacy designation, please visit the Solutions tables in the Bib Pick-Up tent and our team will be able to assist you. 

COMBO CHALLENGEES

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Participants that complete both the 5K and Half-Marathon over the Run Malibu weekend are eligible to earn a Combo medal. Those eligible will have the COMBO box on their Sunday race bib denoted with a marking. If you are participating in two races but do not have the “COMBO” designation on your Half Marathon bib, please visit the Solutions table in the Bib Pick-Up tent with your bibs and our team will be able to give you a COMBO sticker. 

Participants completing the Malibu Combo challenge will be able to pick-up their Combo medal on Sunday after completing their race at the Results tent.  Look for the Combo Medals signs to be directed to the pick-up tent. 

golden state RUNNERS

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Those completing their 4th race and thus completing the Golden State Challenge at the race will have the GSC box on their race bib denoted with a marking. If you are completing the Golden State Challenge at this race, but do not have the GSC designation, please visit the Golden State Challenge booth and our team will be able to assist you. Participants completing the Golden State Challenge will be able to pick-up their GSC medal on Saturday or Sunday after completing their race at the Golden State Challenge lounge. Look for the Golden State Medals signs to be directed to the pick-up tent.

Those that are participating in the Golden State Challenge will receive an email with further information regarding the Golden State Challenge Lounge and where to pick up your prizes! 

You must have completed four or more events below in the 2023 season to be eligible for Golden State Challenge prizes: 

Surf City Marathon & Half 

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half 

Bay to Breakers 

Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon 

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Surf City 10

Long Beach 

Run Malibu 

  • 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.
  • DEFERRED ENTRIES
    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.

POST RACE FAQs

RACE WEEKEND LIVE UPDATES
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 We are thrilled to have launched the Run Malibu Run Tribe Community Platform this year - free for all registered participants. A running event first, Run Malibu will be sharing exclusive access to Training Plans, exclusive content, giveaways, race weekend comms, and more!

Browse below and make sure to join the WhatsApp group to get all live hints, tips, news, and comms over race weekend. 

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RUN TRIBE COMMUNITY 

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YOUR PERSONALIZED RACE DAY RECAP

SHARE YOUR RUN MALIBU

After completing your race event, your performance will be immortalised in a personalized video just for you. Share your achievement, from your average pace to your epic finish time, and everything in between. It's the ultimate way to commemorate your achievement! Keep an eye on your email after the race – your personalized story is on its way!

OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE

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The official line of 2023 Malibu Half Marathon and 5K merchandise is here!  Our running hats, and official hoodies are sure to sell out! Check out the latest styles and pre-order your favorites for pick-up at the Official Merchandise store in the Race Expo or in the Finish Festival on race day.  Secure your size before they’re all gone! 

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Tag Us @runMalibu

#RunMALIBU

FLEX YOUR vip status

If you have purchased the Charity Ticket, reached the first fundraising milestone, or purchased the Lounge access during registration, you're headed to experience Malibu as a VIP. Here are some things to look forward to:

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Unique
Running Bib
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2 Beer
Tickets

vip / charity lounge

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Refreshments
& Catering
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Assisted 
Stretching

sponsored by

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Runner 
Massages

sponsored by

Elemental Wellness
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Deluxe
Restrooms
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Lounge seating
& Gear Check

sponsored by

Bright Event Rentals
Holistic Treatments
Holistic
Treatments

sponsored by

Elemental Wellness

The Charity/VIP lounge is open on Sunday between 5:00 am and 12:00 pm. The Half Marathon charity bib comes also with 2 beer tickets. The Beer Garden is open on Sunday between 8:00 am and 11:30 am (Bring your ID).

Charity/VIP

RACE FAQs

  • 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.
  • DEFERRED ENTRIES
    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.
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