Ojai Half Marathon, 5k, 10k
April 29, 2018
Mira Monte Elementary School 1216 Loma Dr Ojai, CA 93023
Race Start times: half-8:am, 10k-8:10, 5k- 8:30
Welcome to the 6th annual
Answers to frequently asked questions:
If I want to call you how do I reach you?
Bill Escobar Race Director 805-258-3779
if I am not running can I participate by being a volunteer?
YES...Volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed! Please visit the Volunteer Info link on this site to get all the information needed on being a volunteer. Students please bring any volunteer hours verification forms you may have from your school.
Will there be port-o-potties along the course?
Yes: Porta Potties will be at every aid station along the course
Can I walk the course?
Yes: 4 hours to finish the half marathon, that’s about 15minutes plus per mile. Sooo... walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs.
Is the course accurately measured and marked?
Yes: We have measured the course using a GPS watch and checked it three different times with three different runners. That is the best we can do, as you know GPS will vary slightly from time to time but it’s the best we can offer for you. Feel free to check it out on your own watch if you have time prior to the race. There will be mile markers on the course.
When, where and what is Packet pickup?
This is where you pick up your race timing chip, race bib #, and race day t-shirt, ask your pre- race questions, check out the course map. This will be your last chance to register for this race,
Packet pickup location: Saturday the day before the race
Location to be announced soon
10 am to 2 pm. Saturday. Look for the blue canopy and runner flags.
Can I register for the race at the packet pick-up location?
YES...You can register for the race at the packet pick-up there are NO Discounts Packet pickup and we only accept cash or credit cards, NO CHECKS. You can also register on line or by sending in the registration form. On line registration closes Friday at midnight.
Starting line location:
Mira Monte Elementary School 1216 Loma Dr Ojai, CA 93023, approx 200 parking spaces. Please arrive at the starting line early! Most of the onsite parking will be taken up very early so please take advantage of the shuttle busses at Nordhoff High School…1401 Maricopa HWY, Ojai CA 93023
Pre Race Parking- Shuttle busses:
We have arranged for shuttle busses from Nordhoff High School to race start line. Busses leave Nordholl starting at 6:30 am with the last bus leaving for the starting line at 7:30 am …… Nordhoff High School 1401 Maricopa HWY, Ojai CA 93023
Post race shuttle busses:
Busses will take athletes back to Nordhoff High School starting at 10:30 and the last bus leaves for Nordhoff High School at 12:15 pm
Special safety notes:
All runners must stay on the bike path or in the shoulder/ bike lane along the course on race day. As you approach the Ojai bike path around mile 9.5 you must run all the way up to the signal light at the corner of Baldwin rd and the Ojai Bike path and cross the street in the crosswalk as you enter the bike path and head towards the finish line.
Can I pick up my race packet on race day??
YES...you can pick up your race packet on race day at the starting line in Ojai, but we advise you to come early!! There may be hundreds of people doing the same and it may take a little time. We advise you to go to the packet pick-up Saturday before race day instead. Last minute check in on race day begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. There is NO race day registration.
Can I pick up someone else's race items if they cannot make it out on Saturday ?
YES...you can pick up a friend or relatives items bring a note from them signed by them that you are picking up their number.
Top 3 M/F overall each race - special award
Top 3 each age group M/F each race distance - age groups below
Race results will be posted as follows:
5k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 8:45 a.m ish
10k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 9:00 a.m. ish
Half Marathon - 9:45 ish
Is there a refund policy for this race?
Sorry but no...there are no refunds! But you can defer your entry to another one of our races in the future. Checkout our link to Our Other Events page to see what is available throughout 2014. If you choose a race with a higher entry fee, you will be required to pay the difference. When you choose another race you would like to do just email us and we will get you set for that race.
I don’t know the course should I just follow someone?
NO: All athletes are required to know the entire course prior to stepping onto the starting line. Please study the race course map on this site, and maybe drive the course if you have time prior to race day.
What is a wave start and how does it work?
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.