Catalina Eco Marathon - Course Maps

Marathon Course

The Catalina Eco Marathon is a trail marathon that traverses the inner the roads and trails of the interior of Catalina Island.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles, gels and other nutritional support for use between support stations. Support Stations will have water, Gatorade, candy, salt and other supplies for your use and nutrition.

There will be 11 stations out on the course, plus the post-race food at the finish line.  Water stations will be positioned approximately every 2 – 3 miles as follows (approximate mileage):

Mile Point (approximate)
Avalon Canyon at Start of Horse Trail
Mile 1.0
Divide Trail – just past Hermit Gulch Trail
Mile 3.2
 Airport Rd- SCE road exits
Mile 6.2
KBRT Trail at Gate
Mile 8.8
Bullrush Canyon Trail at Big Pond
Mile 11.5
Thompson Reservoir Gate
Mile 15.1
Cape Canyon Trail at split to Buffalo Pond
Mile 17.5
Top of Trail at Airport Road
Mile 19.0
Airport Rd-SCE road exits                               Mile 20.4
Hermit Gulch
Mile 23.6
Avalon Canyon at Start of Horse Trail
Mile 25.5

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Conquer "Catalina Crush" Hill

Come earn your buffalo finisher medal by experiencing Catalina Crush, a famous hill at mile 19 of the marathon course.  After conquering the hill stop at the mile 19 aid station to gulp down an official Catalina Crush drink to re-energize! To best describe this hill to those of you that haven't ran it, check out this poem written by Scott Cline, a Catalina Eco Marathon legacy runner.

" For three years now, as I approach the base and look up at those people WAY up there at the top, I say a LITTLE PRAYER. While I'm on it, I think of my farm heritage and low-gear strength requirements TRACTOR PULL as as I start I always have HIGH HOPES that's when I get to the top I can feel the Ancient Roman victory cheer VENI_VIDI_VICI (I came- I saw- I conquered) and head on down to the aid station feast."-Scott Cline


Half Marathon Course

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10k Course

The Eco Marathon 10K will begin in the middle of Avalon and then run through city streets, up and down hills, reach the outskirts of the city before heading to over 2.5 miles of trails just above the city landscape.  You will run around Avalon’s most famous landmark: the Casino building, by the Wrigley’s house, turn around at the Wrigley Memorial and Gardens, and then on horse trails, past the golf course and back into town – finishing by the fountain, the landmark of downtown Avalon.

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2058 N Mills Ave #454
Claremont, Ca 91711
ph. 909.399.3553
fax. 909.399.9779

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A percentage of proceeds go to the Catalina Island Conservancy, which will help refine valuable trails and help preserve the island’s wild life.

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The Avalon Lion’s Club will provide the volunteers on the course and will be our official charity partner for the Catalina Eco Marathon. Proceeds received by the Avalon Lion’s Club will go towards benefiting on-island non-profit organizations.