Get a Double Buffalo Medal

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Run the Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon in March and the Catalina Eco-Marathon in November in the same year and earn a Double Buffalo Medal!!


Course Records:


Male: Patrick Baldwin 2:47:54 (2011)
Female: Michelle Barton 3:32:40 (2007)

Half Marathon 

Male: David Burke 1:35:38 (2013)
Female: Kathrin Meade 1:46:08 (2012)


Male: Bernardo Salcido 0:36:32 (2014)
Female: Kathrin Meade 0:39:11 (2011)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When and where is the packet pick-up?
    Packet pick-up will be at the Hotel Metropole on Friday between 3:30pm-7:00pm and Saturday morning (prior to the race, located at Wrigley Stage).

  2. Does the entry fee include a boat ride to the island?
    No, all transportation to the island and accommodations must be reserved ahead of time by each individual.
    *There is an option of purchasing:
    -2 person/2-night package that includes: round trip boat rides, pick-up and dropoff at port, two nights stay at Seaport Village Inn, complementary breakfasts.($180 per person)
    - 1-night stay at the Seaport Village Inn for a flat fee of $129.
    Contact Raul at the Seaport Village Inn for these specials- (310) 510-0344.

    For boat: Catalina Express out of San Pedro, Dana Point, and Long Beach (800) 481-3470.

  3. Where can I store my belongings if I will only be there for the day?
    There will be a bag drop tent at the start line. There are also lockers on the Island at the location where you disembark the boat.

  4. Where will the results be posted?
    Results will be posted after the race at the finish line; at the awards ceremony, and official results will be posted online on the Monday following the event.

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    Marathon: Awards go to the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Awards will also be given to the overall top three male and female finishers.
    Half Marathon: Awards go to the top three male and female finishers in each age division. Awards will also be given to the overall top three male and female finishers.
    10K: Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Overall awards for the overall male and female finisher.

  6. How much of the marathon is trail?
    A little more than 22 miles of the marathon course is on trail.

  7. Where do the races start/finish?
    Marathon: Start-near the High School on Sumner near Falls Canyon Road;
    Finish-Sumner Ave. & Crescent Ave.
    Half Marathon: Sumner Ave. and Crescent Ave.
    10K: Start/Finish-Sumner Ave. and Crescent Ave.

  8. What is the entry fee?
    Marathon- $110.00 Early Fee, $135.00 starting 10/1
    Half Marathon- $90 Early Fee, $110 starting 10/1
    10k- $30.00 Early Fee, $40.00 starting 10/1
    Kids Race- $10

  9. How many fluid stations are on the marathon course? Will there be snacks at the stations on the course?
    There are 9 water stations that are approximately every 2-3 miles. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles, gels and other nutritional support for use between support stations. Support stations will have water, Nuun, candy, and other supplies for your use and nutrition.

  10. Is there a cut-off time?
    There will be an 8 hour cut-off time for marathon runners.

  11. What time is the boat ride day of race and how much is it?
    For boat times and details, please visit

  12. How do I find a room in Avalon?
    Visit or

  13. Does my registration go to a worthy cause?
    Yes, proceeds go to the Catalina Island Conservancy.


What runners are saying about Catalina Eco Marathon

  • I absolutely loved the Catalina Eco Challenge Marathon. After running both marathons on the island, I can say with confidence that the Eco Challenge was my favorite because it was more challenging and scenic than the other one. The course was scenic, challenging, adventurous and well laid out. thank you for your efforts and I will be back!

    -- Antarctic Mike
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