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Run Malibu

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR RACE DAY

RACE DAY DETAILS

  • EXPO & PACKET PICKUP LOCATION
    Saturday, October 12th, 2024 10am – 5:00pm Expo location will be shared soon.
  • PACKET PICKUP
    Participants can pick up their half marathon packets on Saturday, October 12that our race expo or add on bib-by-mail. Please refer to the expo page for further details. Because the 5k will be virtual for the Combo Challenge, those packets will be mailed ahead of race weekend. On race day expect heavy traffic, lines, and delays and plan accordingly. We recommend arriving between 4:30 - 6:30 am. Remember, 30 mins of extra sleep are NOT worth arriving late and ruining your experience. If you want to avoid early morning lines, but you do not want to drive to the expo, you can purchase the bib mailing option or designate someone to pick it up on your behalf. COMBO CHALLENGE PICKUP: Unless you are participating in the Virtual Combo Challenge, all Combo Challenge medals must be picked up on race day upon completing the Run Malibu Half Marathon. The Combo Challenge Medal can be picked up in the awards tent in the Run Malibu Finish Festival. Please be prepared to show proof of virtual 5k completion. WHAT IF I CAN’T PICK UP MY BIB & RACE PACKET: If you are unable to pick up your race packet, t-shirt and bib, you can either purchase the 'Bib By Mail' option or designate someone to pick it up on your behalf. For more info see FAQ: 'DELEGATING YOUR RACE PACKET PICK-UP' For the Half Marathon there is NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP offered at this time. DELEGATING YOUR RACE PACKET PICK-UP: If you have designated someone to collect your packet pick-up, please ensure they are provided with your full name and/or bib number so we can locate your registration. BIB BY MAIL: The Bib By Mail option closes on September 1st. Emails with tracking information will be sent shortly after the deadline. If you do not receive your bib prior to race day, please visit the Solutions tent in the Race Expo adjacent to the Start Line of your race. Mailed race packets include your race bib, safety pins, and your event shirt.
  • CHARITY RUNNERS & VIP LOUNGE ACCESS
    If you registered as a VIP Half Marathon for Charity runner, you will be able to access the VIP Lounge on race morning. Participants and spectators who have purchased VIP access canenjoy the VIP Lounge at the finish line festival on Sunday from 7am – 12:00pm. If you order your race bib by mail, it will have a VIP wristband attached which you can wear on Sunday to access the Lounge. If you are picking up your race bib at the Race Expo, your VIP wristband will be attached to your race bib when picking up. Please wear this on Sunday for access into the VIP Lounge.
  • HALF MARATHON PACKET PICK-UP
    TBC
  • 5K PACKET PICK-UP
    TBC
  • HALF MARATHON DATE, TIME, LOCATION
    TBC
  • 5K DATE, TIME, LOCATION
    TBC
  • WANT TO UPGRADE OR TRANSFER?
    TBC
  • WHAT DOES THE CHALLENGE INCLUDE?
    Malibu-themed 5K finisher medal Malibu-themed Half Marathon finisher medal Combo Challenge medal Premium event shirt Golden State Challenge tote bag (1) complimentary beer at the post-race Beer Garden (after Sunday’s race) Fully supported aid stations along the course Unrivaled scenic views
  • DEFERRED ENTIRES
    If you deferred your entry from 2023 and have not received an email to claim your 2024 entry, please email info@runmalibu.com
  • HALF MARATHON COURSE
  • IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION
    All participants must be at least 13 years old on race day. No exceptions.
  • AID STATIONS
    Aid station locations will be approximately every 1 – 2 miles and will offer electrolytes at most stations, an energy gel, and restrooms at most stations. (Updated course map with aid stations will show what each will provide). 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.
  • PARKING & SHUTTLES
    TBC
  • 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.
  • COURSE TIME LIMIT
    The half marathon has a course time limit of 4 hours. Participants will need to maintain a pace of 20 minutes-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 adhere to regular traffic laws. Pacific Coast Highway will be reopened to vehicle traffic on a “rolling basis” determined by the 20 minutes-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 to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and the success of the event. 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 Athlete’s Village adjacent to the startline at CSU Channel Islands. All checked bags will be transported to the finish line once the race begins and can be retrieved at the gear check tent there upon finishing. This event is committed to preserving the coastline’s natural environment and in order to comply with the recent single-use plastic ban, 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.
  • 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+
  • BIB AND PACKET PICK-UP
    We offer packet pick-up at our Race Expo during the hours listed.If you are unable to attend the Race Expo, you may purchase the packet mailing option (must be purchased by September 1st) or delegate someone to pick up your bib on your behalf.There is no race day packet pick-up offered at this time. Expo Location will be shared soon. Saturday, October 12th, 2024 10am – 5:00pm
  • START & FINISH LINE LOCATION
    The start line will be on CSU Channel Islands campus. All participants and spectators will park here. The finish line for all distances will be on PCH near Pt Mugu. Please note that there is absolutely NO parking or alternative access to the finish line – the only way to reach the finish line is via the Run Malibu shuttles.
  • HALF MARATHON START TIME
    7:15 AM | October 13, 2024
  • Course Time Limit
    The 5K has a course time limit of 1.5 hours. Participants will need to maintain a pace of 28:00 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 follow regular traffic laws. Pacific Coast Highway will be reopened to vehicle traffic on a “rolling basis” determined by the 28:00 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 10:00am.
  • 5K Course Map and Details
    Coming soon !
  • Is there an Age Restriction
    There is no age minimum to participate in the 5K.
  • 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+
  • Parking & Shuttles
    TBC
  • Aid Stations
    An aid station will be located on course at Mile 2 where water and electrolyte will be provided.
  • Gear Check
    Gear Check will be available for all 5K participants at the start / finish line area at the “Gear Check” tent. For the 5k race ONLY, the gear check tent will stay in the same location throughout the duration of the race. This event is committed to preserving the coastline’s natural environment and in order to comply with the recent single-use plastic ban, 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 5:30am and must be picked up no later than 10:00am. Please do not check valuables. Gear is checked at your own risk. The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.
  • Can I Push my Child in a Jog Stroller
    Strollers are allowed. 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.Strollers are allowed. 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.
  • 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 allcircumstances 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.
  • 5K Start Time
    Saturday, October 13th, 2024: 7:00 am - Start Time
  • Start/Finish Line Location
    The 5km race will be an out-and-back. The start and finish will be at the Run Malibu finish line festival on the Pacific Coast Hwy near Pt Mugu. There is NO access to the site outside of the Run Malibu shuttles. All participants and spectators must take a Run Malibu shuttle to and from the 5km start / finish.
  • ARE INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS ALLOWED?
    Unfortunately, not at this time. This event is open to residents of the U.S. and U.S. Territories only, and medals may only be shipped to addresses within these regions. Please note that medals cannot be shipped to a PO Box or APO Box. After 2 attempts to deliver medals to the address provided, no additional attempts will be made.
  • VIRTUAL EVENTS CANCELLATION POLICY
    The marathon running industry's policy is that all entry fees and ancillary purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable under any and all circumstances. This policy applies to all entrants and is in effect whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, etc.
  • WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MEDAL AND T-SHIRT?
    Race packets will be mailed out within 2–4 weeks after the Submission link closes on October 31st. You will receive an email notification with tracking information as soon as your race packet is ready to ship. You must submit your virtual race proof to receive your race packet.
  • IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER?
    Registration will be open until October 13th 2024 or until sold out.
  • WHEN AND HOW CAN I SUBMIT MY RESULTS?
    Run from wherever you like, at whatever time is convenient between October 1st and October 31st. The deadline to submit your virtual race proof is October 31st, 2024.
  • WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH THE REGISTRATION FEE?
    Included in the registration fee is your virtual race entry, our official race shirt, offical finisher medal and an official race bib.
  • IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE MY COURSE?
    There's no time limit to complete your race as long as you complete your distance all at once. You do it at your own pace, choosing your preferred course.
  • WHEN AND WHERE CAN I RUN/WALK?
    The VRTL Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk event will take place wherever you like, at whatever time is convenient, between October 11th and October 13th , 2024.
  • WILL THE VIRTUAL EVENT COUNT TOWARDS MY LEGACY STATUS?
    Yes, absolutely! Your loyalty and determination to be part of the Run Malibu experience is admirable and worthy of celebration.
  • HOW DO I TRACK MY TIME?
    You can track your run or walk with your favorite wearable device (Fitbit, Garming, Apple Watcht etc.) or mobile app such as MapMyRun, Nikeplus, RunKeeper, Runtastic or Strava tracking. If you're looking for an app that includes mapping information alongside run statistics, Run with MapMyRun is a good choice.
  • WHO CAN JOIN? CAN I JOIN?
    Anyone can join and earn the status by participating in at least three consecutive events counting from 2017 when we launched the program! In order to be eligible in 2024 you must have participated in one of our events (virtual or in person) in 2022 and 2023 and be registered for the 2024 Malibu Half Marathon or 5K event before September 1st. Legacy swag must be collected on-site in the year you achieve that milestone. Legacy swag will not be mailed.
  • WHERE DO I COLLECT MY REWARDS?
    The rewards can be claimed at the Awards tent after your race. There will be signage indicating where to go. Please note that we do not ship legacy rewards, they must be collected at the event.
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF I SKIP A YEAR?
    Skipping a year will reset your eligibility. The program requires you to participate at least 3 consecutive years.

Tickets are limited & will sell out

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 even is sold out we cannot accommodate any additional participants.

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Additional Information

SHUTTLES

All parking – for participants, spectators, volunteers, vendors and staff – will be located at the CSU Channel Islands campus. We will have shuttles available to transport you between the parking location and the race festivities to minimize wait times and congestion. Please note that access to the Run Malibu HQ (5k start location & Finish Line Festival) will ONLY be available via the Run Malibu shuttles. lease do not attempt to park or drop off near the Run Malibu HQ site – you will be turned away by CHP officers and blocked from entering.  On race morning, we will have parking staff and signage directing you to your parking location. Please note that the 5k participants will be shuttled down to the Run Malibu HQ to reach their starting line. We are covering the cost of parking as well as the shuttle rides, but we recommend carpooling as there is limited space available on campus.  Please keep an eye on your email for further instructions as event day approaches.

Race Date

OCTOBER 13, 2024
7:00 AM (PDT)

Please be sure to arrive 1.5 to 2.5 hours before the start of your race to ensure you have time to park and reach your start location.

Expo Date

OCTOBER 12, 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00PM (PDT)

Please be sure to arrive 1.5 to 2.5 hours before the start of your race to ensure you have time to park and reach your start location.

Bib-by-Mail

For an additional fee, we offer bib-by-mail or race morning packet pick-up. You may add-on bib-by-mail or race morning pick-up via our registration portal. Please note that the deadline to add on bib-by-mail is mid-August.  

Race Day Parking

All parking – for participants, spectators, volunteers, vendors and staff – will be located at the CSU Channel Islands campus. We will have shuttles available to transport you between the parking location and the race festivities to minimize wait times and congestion.

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