Athletic & Sports Events Calendar
Plan your trip to Catalina Island around one of these challenging and fun races, or athletic events.
Catalina Crossing, US Outrigger Championships - September 11-12
Come out and see the women finish the longest Polynesian canoe race in the continental U.S., 26 miles from Newport Beach to Avalon, on Saturday. On Sunday watch the men start their race back to Newport Beach.
Catalina Island Rugby Festival - September 18
In its 28th year, a chance to meet friends and play a little rugby.
Catalina Island Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run - October 9
This “bucket list” trail marathon is California’s oldest trail marathon and the only one that runs across an island in the Pacific Ocean. The marathon starts in Two Harbors and runs back to the City of Avalon, along the way you will experience views of the Pacific Ocean, wildlife, wildflowers, incredible scenery you will only experience running at the peaks of an island.
Catalina Island Triathlon and Duathlon - October 30
This traditional end-of-the-year triathlon is set up perfectly for the experienced triathlete and the novice alike. A safe, one-half mile swim in Avalon Bay; three laps around Mt. Ada; and a gradual out and back run to the Wrigley Memorial will find you finishing in downtown Avalon for a cool beverage of your choice and plenty of stories.
Catalina Island Half Marathon & 10K - November 13
A challenging half-marathon around the East End of the island, up behind the Wrigley Mansion; around Renton Mine Road; traversing the backside of the island and then down through the Wrigley Memorial. This weekend also includes our most popular trail 10K of the year, dramatic views of Avalon Bay while you run around historic homes and the lower hillside of Avalon.
Otillo Swimrun Catalina - November 20-21
The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Series course has everything; lots of vertical climbs and descents, lots of swimming, fantastic trail running, lots of wild nature, no people and an abundance of fish on the swims. It is hard to say if it is a runners course or if it is a swimmers course, we think it is a swimrunners course.
Annual Avalon Benefit 50K/50 Mile Run - January 8, 2022
The Avalon Benefit 50 Mile/50K Run is the oldest Ultra Trail Run in California with the 50 Mile run entering its 41st year. Running the Avalon Benefit 50Mile/50K provides you a first-rate, up-close and personal experience of one of California's natural jewels in tail running across Catalina Island. The run begins and ends in Avalon and in between you simply have to run the entire length of the island - and back!