STAGE ONE

Saturday, March 9th 2019  

"The Race within a Race".

The Catalina Island Marathon. 26.2 miles/42 K

4310 feet of elevation gain (330m)

Race start 7 AM.

Finishers will receive a medal for completing the marathon and credit for completing stage 1 of the Chumash Ultra. 

This stage is fully supported by marathon staff and volunteers.

For more information please go to http://spectrumsportsevents.com/catalina-island-marathon

STAGE TWO

Sunday, March 10th 2019

31.5 miles/50K

6000 feet of elevation gain (1830m) 

This stage takes the runners from Malibu State Creek Park along the backbone trail to the famed Mishe Mokwa trailhead.

There will be THREE CHECKPOINTS that will provide runners with water only, participants must carry all other nutrition and electrolyte supply.

In addition to the check points there will be random control points at road crossings.

STAGE THREE

Monday, March 11th 2019

 33 miles/54 K

6000 feet of elevation gain (1830m)

This stage will start and finish at the Sycamore Canyon campgrounds.

Athletes will go from sea level to the highest point in the Santa Monica Mountain Range: Sandstone Peak at 3,111 feet.

This stage has some very technical and challenging terrain. 

There will be 3 to 4 CHECKPOINTS that will provide runners with water only, participants must carry all other nutrition and electrolyte supply.

In addition to the check points there will be random Control points at road crossings.

STAGE FOUR

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

11 miles/18K

1500 feet of elevation gain (460m) with 2800 feet of elevation loss (850m). 

The final stage will start on a portion of the Backbone trail located on Mulholland highway and Encinal Canyon and take runners up to the Buzzards Roost Ranch at 2373 feet above sea level, before descending along the Zuma Ridge trail, across the Pacific Coast Highway and finishing at Zuma Beach in Malibu. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.

There will NOT BE ANY CHECKPOINTS on this stage. But, there will be some control points to safely guide runners down an asphalted area and across Pacific Coast Highway.

 

 

*please note that the exact course, routes and elevations may change or be altered at the discretion of the race director. Racers will be given an exact course description and route sheet at the nightly race meeting