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Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K

Sat March 8, 2025 Avalon, CA 90704 US Directions



Option A: Travel to Avalon on Friday night via the Catalina Express, stay in Avalon Friday night and take the race morning boat from Avalon to Two Harbors.
IMPORTANT: For travel between Avalon and Two Harbors you will need to purchase an additional boat ticket for race morning when you register online. This is an additional cost of $40 to your race registration. The boat leaves from the "mole" in Avalon at 5:00AM.
Option B: Travel to Two Harbors on Friday night via Catalina Express and stay the night in Two Harbors. You can pick up your bib Friday night or Saturday morning and be ready to go at the start line. Click HERE for lodging options in Two Harbors. 


Option C: Catalina Classic Cruises will provide transportation for Marathon runners from Long Beach to Two Harbors via Avalon for $30.00. This is a one way fare. Cash or check only. Located inside the Queen Mary parking lot, in the Catalina Express Terminal. Parking is additional - click HERE for current rates. Please call in advance for reservation or information: 562-495-3566
Departure from Long Beach: 2:15 am. Race Morning
Arrive Avalon: 4:15am (no one gets off the boat)
Depart Avalon to Two Harbors: 5:00am
Arrive Two Harbors: 6:00am

Important note: Separate ticket for return boat must be purchased from the Catalina Express going to Downtown Landing Terminal. Catalina Classic and Catalina Express are approx. 1 mile apart, ($7.00 taxi, or 15 minute walk).  Remember if you depart from the Queen Mary terminal, you will return to the Catalina Express Downtown Landing terminal.”

Option D: IEX Helicopters (“Island Express Helicopters”) best known for operating the West Coast’s largest fleet of twin-engine executive helicopters, as well as their exclusive Catalina Island flights, is offering flights for the marathon to both Avalon and Two Harbors. Fly from our Queen Mary heliport or Orange County to Avalon or Two Harbors. For more information please visit or call our guest relations team at 800-228-2566.


10K, 5K, and Kids Run-

Travel to Avalon on the 6:15 a.m. Catalina Express and pick up your registration at Wrigley Stage.



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