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Father’s Day 5K/10K

June 14, 2015 · Ventura, CA

Distance: 10K, 1K kids run, 5K

Welcome to The Father’s Day 5K/10K.  Enjoy breathtaking ocean views along the Ventura coastline!

Race start times: 10k- 8:00, 5k- 8:20, 1k kids fun run – 8:35 am
Start / Finish will be at Ventura Promenade park along the beautiful Ocean front board walk at Ventura Beach.  Ocean views  that will keep you in awe as you stroll to the turn around point and back to the start/finish line.  Aid stations every 1.5 miles.

Weekend warriors / Beginners / walkers:
Yes, very walker friendly course, all flat, plenty of aid stations, and loads of fun! Take your time and enjoy the scenery, all levels of fitness are welcome at our events.

Middle of the pack runners:
Looking for a PR (personal record) this year?  Then this is the race for you! all flat course, gentle ocean breeze and plenty of room to make your move towards your PR

Elite and Advanced runners:
This all flat course and a great way to test your mid-year speed.  Beautiful ocean views, cool temp, fun people and a great start / finish area to relax after your speedy morning on the road.

All Runners will receive:

  • Finisher medal
  • Race day tech t-shirt
  • water bottle with race day logo
  • Custom Goody bag with race day logo

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To ensure a smooth and consistent run, this race has implemented wave starts.

Wave starts are designed to reduce race start congestion and improve your race day running experience.  In a wave start, runners start in groups at 2 minute intervals. This way you can run with others who are similar in speed.   A wave start will allow you plenty of space along the course, at the aid stations and at the finish line, without affecting your chip time or the time you have to complete the race.  On race day you will line up under / behind the banner that best fits your estimated running pace per mile, see chart below. Click Here

Register as a team and WIN A FREE BEACH CRUISER!

We will be awarding a set of beach cruisers to the first place winners of the following 4 Categories in the 5k and 10k races: Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Grandfather/Grandson,  Grandfather /Granddaughter.  Think of this as a two person team and if your team is the fastest in your category you win!

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pre-race course post-race