Santa Cruz Island Eco Extreme Half Marathon

Channel Islands National Park
Ventura, CA 93009


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Event Description

This November 4th, 2023 13.1 extreme Eco-Trail run on Santa Cruz Island is a Wilderness run from sea level @ Santa Cruz Island's Prisoners Cove, up through the island highlands, peaks, valleys and mountains, then Shamrock style looping back to Prisoner's Cove. This course offers the best of the National Park. The number of entries are highly regulated by the National Park Service Those that have run before? Hailed it as the most unique wilderness run in the Pacific.  Our private Island Packers boat ride out and back is a blast, we see so many whales and dolphins.

This run is not suitable for trail walkers or first time runners. It is a challenging extreme run with a wilderness setting. There are areas of steep single track that have to be walked even by the best.

We have a great complimentary after party lunch on the island. Past runners overwhelming tell us this is the most remote and scenic run availble on the west coast of the USA.

This is a full non-profit event and your entry helps our Sheriff's Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit and also vulnerable Ventura County youth by supporting our Sheriff's Department Safe Passage youth centers while promoting community health and fitness. Thus, there are no refunds or flipping your entry to others (excpet by paying a $195 transfer fee) . If we get rained out or any other action out of our control such as;  Natural Disaster, Marine weather or Marine Equipment issues, COVID, NPS Cancels our changes restrictions on our Federal permit, laws change, Island Packers, weather or health issue or such, your money will still be used for 100%  non profit, take the donation tax write off,  and we thank you. We will make every attempt to refund up to 90% of your entry if we have to cancel the race for any reason listed above. There is not a planned back up date. Nada.... We have never been rained out but always be prepared for that. We have had a giant storm before and safety is our priority so we cancelled.




Go to our website to see more.

If the race registration is full, send us an email to be on the wait list , we do get cancellations. Last year we filled 29 additional spots.

Event details and schedule

VENTURA COUNTY SHERIFF'S SEARCH AND RESCUE NOVEMBER 4, 2023 Santa Cruz Island 13.1 MILE ECO-EXTREME HALF MARATHON is set for Saturday, November 4, 2023 in Ventura, California. No show up registrations. It fills during the online registration process. If you want to be on a waiting list we do get cancellations and will contact you.

We will give you your race packets on race day between 5am and 5:45 am at Island Packers 1691 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura (at Ventura Harbor) and provide you with your race materials including race number and grab bag. If you're an early bird get  there at 5. If you procrastinate, get there at 5:30. You can bring change of clothes and other personal items that can fit in a day pack (please mark your bags) as the Island Packers Boat will be assigned to the race event for the whole day. You can get to your change of clothes (for the finish party) that will be delivered to the finish.
We will depart at 6am Sharp. Allow plenty of time to park your car and get signed in. We can't wait for late arrivals.

You are going to have a blast. has all the run details, registration day  and run photos

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