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7 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss The 2022 Malibu Half Marathon, 5K & 1/2K Kids Run

Updated: Mar 27, 2022

Run Malibu 2022 brings an all-new appreciation for life and so much to celebrate, honor and share with family and friends (A Special Year to Run Malibu). These are the 7 reasons you can't miss the 14th Annual Malibu Half Marathon, 5K & 1/2K Kids’ Run taking place November 5th & 6th, 2022.

1. miles of Scenic Beauty 🌴 🌊 🌄

Women’s Running Magazine called it “Too gorgeous to be missed.

The route features the most stunning ocean views on one side and the gorgeous Santa Monica mountains on the other. You’ll see why everyone, from the rich and famous to the surfers and dolphins, live here.

Runners & Walkers passing by the iconic Malibu sign '21 Miles Of Scenic Beauty'.

100% of the course runs along the Pacific Coast Highway; starting and ending at the iconic Zuma Beach, the perfect beachside spot for family and friends to gather and cheer runners across the finish line.

While the 5K is a flat loop around Zuma Beach, the Half Marathon offers some challenging hills. Experience the most scenic race route on the West Coast of America.

2. Ideal Running Conditions 🏃🏃🏿🏃‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

Run Malibu takes place on the weekend of November 5th & 6th, 2022. With average temperatures ranging from 56°F (11.6°C) to 72.86°F (22.7°C), this is the perfect race for anyone who enjoys blue skies and sunny beaches. Combined with low humidity, and little chance of rain, the weather alone makes this a destination race; the perfect “runcation” to add to your 2022 bucket list and the optimal conditions to set your Personal Best (PB).

3. Multiple Distances, A COMBO CHALLENGE and 2 Days OF Fun 🏁🏅 🎉

Since 2021, we've become a two-day event. The 5K Run/Walk and 1/2K Kids’ Fun Run will take place on Saturday, November 5th, while the Half Marathon will start the following day, Sunday, November 6th.

Combo Challenge: Run 2 Races = Get 3 Medals!

To celebrate the two-day event, we’ve introduced the Combo Challenge — Run 2 Races = Get 3 Medals!⁠⁠🏅🏅🏅

So, if you complete the 5K and the Half Marathon you will bring home extra bling.


To make it even more fun and family-friendly, we’ve also added a 1/2K Kids Fun Run for kids ages 4 to 10 taking place Saturday November 5th. All participants are given a race shirt and awarded a medal at the finish!

This is perfect for families who share a passion for being active. Sorry, grownups — this is strictly a kids-only race, but come and cheer at the start and the finish and run alongside for part of it.

4. Rally up your Tribe & RUN FOR FREE 🐷 🐸 🐹 🐻 🐼

Running doesn't have to be a solitary sport. Invite your family, friends, and workmates to run with you and earn exclusive perks!

Here are a couple of ways you can upgrade your experience with a team.

  • When you sign up you'll receive a unique referral link to share. The more people you get to sign up, the bigger the reward. You could even get your entire race entry refunded. For more details about our Referral Program, click here.

  • You can attempt to win the Malibu Team Challenge! The winning team will earn cool perks and will receive special recognition on race weekend! For more details about our Referral Program, click here.

Inaugural Malibu 1/2K Kids Fun Run for kids ages 4 to 10.
Inaugural Malibu 1/2K Kids Fun Run.

Training with other runners/ walkers is more motivating and crossing the line together better than alone. Why not look for local training groups in your area? A mile shared is a mile halved!

5. Go VIP 😎 🍸 🌟

Upgrade your experience by purchasing a Charity Ticket and get a special bib, 2 drink tickets and access to the Charity Lounge Sponsored by Bright Event Rentals. Get access to dedicated lounge seating, gear check, deluxe restrooms, post-race massages, refreshments and catering by Vintage Grocers Malibu.

Complimentary B12 shots and an exclusive Drip IV Therapy treatment formulated especially for Run Malibu.

Inside the lounge our partner Drip IV Therapy will also offer complimentary B12 shots and an exclusive Drip IV Therapy treatment called “Runner’s High”, formulated especially for Run Malibu.

This treatment will instantly hydrate you and enhance your recovery, leaving you feeling renewed and invigorated on a cellular level.

You can also access these perks if you create a fundraiser during registration and reach the $500 fundraising milestone. The program's proceeds will be donated to Run Malibu’s chosen charities: the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu and Girls On The Run Los Angeles. For more details, click here.

Alternatively, you can purchase access to the Lounge as an add-on during registration and even bring a guest with you!

6. Movement is Self-care 💕 🥰 💪

Many people discovered the benefits of running during the pandemic but the health benefits have long been known. Put yourself first and commit to your health! Dedication to a goal gives you purpose and focus, and there is no accomplishment more important than your wellbeing.

Start by putting your best foot forward and Register today!

Runners & Walkers crossing the Run Malibu Finish Line.

7. earn some shiny bling and premium swag 🏅🎽💎✨

There's no better way to commemorate your accomplishment than some shiny and beautiful bling and great race swag. Some medals, bibs and race shirts can be so beautiful that they deserve to be displayed in your house. There are great ways to organize and display your accomplishments. We've seen it all; curtain rods, medal displays, display boxes, or just "everywhere in the house", you name it!

Bonus, this year we're letting you choose our 2022 medal and shirt design. So, make sure you follow us on Instagram or Facebook to vote for your favorite!

Register Today!

Make 2022 the year to fearlessly drive forward. A chance to reload, but stronger this time. #MalibuReloaded! Give yourself an incredible goal to work toward. When you cross that finish line at Zuma Beach and hear the cheers from thousands of fellow runners and walkers, you’ll be glad you signed up!


For 2022, we are keeping the virtual running option open for anyone who wants to Run Malibu but can’t attend in person. You choose whenever and wherever you want to run. Your terms, Your time, Your Malibu!


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