Malibu Marathon 2012: Route, Date, Start Time, and More

Mike HoagCorrespondent IINovember 8, 2012

The Malibu International Marathon is offering reduced fees for all runners who missed the ING New York Marathon as a result of hurricane Sandy. They’re even offering to donate 25 percent of each contestant’s entry towards hurricane relief efforts.

It’s a young race that started in 2009. It may have only been around for four years in the marathon community but it’s one that provides some great scenery along the Pacific Coast Highway and a solid run for its participants. It’s dubbed as the “Run to Paradise” because of its scintillating and exotic landscape.

That makes for an enjoyable event for all involved.

The move to bring in those affected by Sandy is a good one that will increase the exposure and impact of the event. This goodwill by the race’s planners is yielding early results, especially if you’re reading this.

“We’ve seen an increase in out-of-town runners, not only from New York but China, Brazil and London,” race director Hale Kpetigo said, according to Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times.

The race normally fields 3,000 runners but will accept up to 5,000 due to the influx of late additions. They are close to reaching their capacity as the weekend approaches.



The Malibu Marathon will take place on November 11, 2012




7 a.m.: Start time

1:30 p.m.: Finish time

Half Marathon

7:30 a.m.: Start time 

1:30 p.m.: Finish time

All times listed in local, Pacific Standard Time

Preview (Video)


Route Information

The West Coast race begins at the Camarillo Airport. From there, participants will travel past the Point Mugu Navy base before filtering out through a rock valley passageway onto the southbound coastal Pacific Coast Highway.

The final stretch of six miles brings you through the sprawling north Malibu mansions and then to the finish line in Malibu.

Half marathon runners will start around Point Mugu.