A gorgeous, scenic course that unfolds through the Southern California coastal communities of Newport Beach and Costa Mesa awaits at the OC Marathon, Half Marathon and Wahoo 5K & Kids Run, which saw more than 14,000 runners, walkers, wheelchair and hand crank competitors cross the finish line last year.
The marathon route is a net downhill course with a few rolling hills. It begins in Newport Beach and offers runners breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, runs down historic PCH, above a natural reserve, through the arts district and shopping mecca of South Coast Plaza and through many diverse neighborhoods. The finish line is located at the Orange County Fair Event Center.
|Male||2:22:58||J J Santana|
|2nd Male||2:24:13||Dylan Marx|
|3rd Male||2:31:07||Carlos Jamieson|
|4th Male||2:38:39||Jason Yang|
|2nd Female||3:12:06||Monique Bienvenue|
|3rd Female||3:12:19||Caroline Aceves|
|4th Female||3:15:36||Shannon Landers|
About the course.
The SDCCU OC Marathon Course will start in front of our Official Start Line Hotel, the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. You will run through the beautiful coastal communities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana finishing off at the OC Fair and Event Center conveniently located just off the 55 freeway in the heart of Costa Mesa.
The first mile of the OC Marathon course includes a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean before winding through the seaside village of Corona del Mar including the spectacular Ocean Blvd. with cliff side views of Big Corona del Mar State Beach. It traverses down Bayside Drive, past the Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs and homes and boats of Newport Harbor. Exceptional views await runners at the bluffs overlooking the Upper Newport Bay Estuary Reserve as are the supportive cheers of neighborhood residents. Marathoners continue into the heart of Orange County, Costa Mesa, passing by the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, around South Coast Plaza, and through the campus of Segerstrom High School. One more mile in Santa Ana before turning onto the Santa Ana River Trail for 1.5 miles before exiting at Gisler foot-bridge. Also new this year, runners will go through beautiful Mesa Verde neighborhoods and then the "Bird Streets", providing you with that much needed support on the home stretch towards the OC Fair & Event Center.