Are you looking to experience one of the biggest road races in the country with minimal elevation gain? If so, an Orange County Marathon is the perfect choice for you. From the breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean to the stunning neighborhoods, you'll get to enjoy some of Orange County's most beautiful sights. Plus, with a net downhill elevation from start to finish, you won't have to worry about too much elevation gain. The Orange County Marathon starts at the Fashion Island Shopping Center in Newport Beach and makes its way to the heart of Orange County, touching Irvine before returning to Costa Mesa.
Along the way, runners pass the Segerstrom Arts Center, South Shore Plaza, and Segerstrom High School Campus. Half-marathon runners follow the same route as those running the full marathon for most of the race. They start on the road that surrounds the Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach and head to the Corona del Mar neighborhood. From there, they travel through Mesa Verde in Costa Mesa and then the “Bird Streets”, providing them with much needed support in the final stretch to the OC Fair & Events Center.
The first mile of the Orange Country Marathon includes a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean before passing through Corona del Mar, including Ocean Blvd. If you're looking for an incredible experience, running an OC Marathon is a great choice. Not only will you get to enjoy some of Orange County's most beautiful neighborhoods, but you'll also get to experience one of the biggest road races in the country. With its stunning views and incredible atmosphere, it's sure to be an unforgettable experience.