Get a Double Buffalo Medal

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Run the Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon in March and the Catalina Eco-Marathon in November in the same year and earn a Double Buffalo Medal!!


Course Records:


Male: Patrick Baldwin 2:47:54 (2011)
Female: Michelle Barton 3:32:40 (2007)

Half Marathon 

Male: David Burke 1:35:38 (2013)
Female: Kathrin Meade 1:46:08 (2012)


Male: Bernardo Salcido 0:36:32 (2014)
Female: Kathrin Meade 0:39:11 (2011)

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Runners can travel and pick-up their race packet the morning of the race. Travel via Catalina Express or by a Catalina helicopter service. Runners are welcome to arrive prior to race day to attend Friday’s pre-packet pick-up and course talk which will be held at the Metropole Hotel.




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111 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 127
Avalon, Catalina Island
CA 90704
(310) 510-0555


Catalina Island Vacation Rentals
For reservation, call: (855) 671-2487

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131 Metropole Street
Avalon CA 90704


Seaport Village Inn 119 Maiden Lane
Avalon, CA
(310) 510-0344


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Hermit Gulch Campground is Avalon’s only camping facility located within city limits.   The campground is situated in Avalon Canyon near the Nature Center and The Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. The campground offers a nice view of the surrounding hills that are home to a wide variety of plant and animal life. The Hermit Gulch Trail is available from the campground and there is access to other hiking trails nearby. Hermit Gulch is great for the first-time camper and experienced alike. Being so close to town allows access to groceries, shopping, restaurants, tours, site sighting and nightlife.  - See more at:



CIAW-Logo-rgbFor a more complete listing of island hotels, activities, restaurants and tours visit the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Catalina is a terrific destination and a great time for the runner and your family, so take the time to ride along on a tour, learn more about the famous Casino, visit a few restaurants and otherwise soak in all that the island has to offer.



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Long Beach, CA & San Pedro, CA
(800) 480-3470 • (310) 510-1212
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(800) 2-AVALON • (310) 510-2525
karmelshuttle For Shuttle Service to/from the Catalina Terminals – Please call 1-888-995-7433. For information regarding roundtrip shuttle service and roundtrip boat transportation packages please click here or call Karmel Shuttle toll free at 1-888-995-7433

What runners are saying about Catalina Eco Marathon

  • I absolutely loved the Catalina Eco Challenge Marathon. After running both marathons on the island, I can say with confidence that the Eco Challenge was my favorite because it was more challenging and scenic than the other one. The course was scenic, challenging, adventurous and well laid out. thank you for your efforts and I will be back!

    -- Antarctic Mike
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