October 21, 2018

Foster Park Half Marathon 5k 10k

Foster Park- 438​ Casitas Vista RD, Ventura CA  93001

Race start: Half - 8am,  10k- 8:15,  5k- 8:30

​​​Answers to frequently asked questions:

If I want to call you how do I reach you?
Bill Escobar Race Director 805-258-3779 or bill@elitesportsca.com

If I am not running can I participate by being a volunteer?
YES...Volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed! Please visit the Volunteer Info link on this site to get all the information needed on being a volunteer. Students please bring any volunteer hours verification forms you may have from your school.

Will there be port-o-potties along the course?
Yes: Porta Potties will be on the course about every 1.5 miles, free standing bathrooms at the park.  Porta a potties are usally one per 150 people according to the experts.   We always have one unit per 75 people at the start area.   Please get it done early to avoid the lines. 

Can I walk the course?
Yes:  You have 4 hours to finish the half marathon, that’s about 15minutes plus per mile. Sooo... walkers are welcome, stroller moms, and walking clubs.

Is the course accurately measured and marked?
Yes: This has been GPS measured several times to make sure we are on the mark.  Feel free to check it out on your own watch if you have time prior to the race. There will be mile markers on the course and volunteers at all major turns and water stations. 

What, where, and when is Paket pickup?
Saturday before the race,  from 12 noon to 4:pm
Hypercat Racing:  4160 Market ST, Suite 13, Ventura CA 93003 ,  805-477-0353  www.Hypercat.com

This is where you pick up your race timing chip, race bib #, and race day t-shirt, ask your pre- race questions, check out the course map.
This will be your last chance to register for this race,

Can I register for the race at the packet pick-up location?
YES...You can register for the race at the package pick-up there are NO Discounts Package pickup and we only accept cash or credit cards, NO CHECKS. You can also register on line or by sending in the registration form. On line registration closes Friday at midnight.

Starting Line Location?
 Foster park is located at 438 Casitas Vista RD, Ventura CA 93001

Parking is $4 inside the park gates and there is plenty of offsite parking nearby.  Please see the updated course maps and parking maps.
 Parking Map  //  Driving Directions

Parking? ... Where do we park?
Foster Park Parking:  Foster park is located at 438 Casitas Vista RD, Ventura CA 93001

Parking is $4 inside the park gates and there is plenty of offsite parking nearby.  Please see the updated course maps and parking maps.  
Parking Map  //  Driving Directions

Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
YES...you can pick up your race packet on race day, but we advise you to come early!! There may be hundreds of people doing the same and it may take a little time. We advise you to go to the packet pick-up Saturday before race day instead. Last minute check in on race day begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 6:45 a.m. There is NO race day registration.

Can I pick up someone else's race items if they cannot make it out on Saturday ?
YES...you can pick up a friend or relatives items bring a note from them signed by them that you are picking up their number.

Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes... Just send us an e-mail to bill@elitesportsvc.com and we will workout the details. DO NOT give your number to anyone else and let them run in your place, they will be disqualified.

Will there be awards given out to the race winners?
     YES...Awards will be given out to the top 3 male/ female finishers overall and 3 deep in each age group.  Age groups are every 10 years up to 80+…  See age group chart below

Top 3 overall M/F in each race - Special Award
Top 3 each age group M/F - ALL RACE DISTANCES

Any other cool stuff for all the rest of us?
YES of course... All runners receive : a finisher medal, tech shirt, water bottle and reusable goody bag.

 When will results be posted?
Race results will be posted as follows:
5k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 8:30a.m ish
10k preliminary results will be posted at approx. 9:00 a.m. ish
Half Marathon - 9:00 ish

Is there a refund policy for this race?
Sorry, but no...there are no refunds! But you can defer your entry to another one of our races in the future. Checkout our main website atwww.EliteSportsCA.com  If you choose a race with a higher entry fee, you will be required to pay the difference. When you choose another race you would like to do just email us and we will get you set for that race.

I don’t know the course. Should I just follow someone?
NO: All athletes are required to know the entire course prior to stepping onto the starting line. Please study the race course map on this site, and maybe drive the course if you have time prior to race day.