Marathon Information

Entry Fee:
$55 (opening special, through April 7)
$70 (April 8 until October 31)
$80 (November 1 until November 30)
$90 (December 1 until December 20)
$95 (December 21 until December 24)
$100 Race-Day Walkup Registration
There are no refunds or transfers.


Race for free with Team Jack:
Create a fundraising page and raise just $150 and your race entry is free! Fundraising pages will be available early April. No obligation and a free Operation Jack tech shirt just for trying. Hit the $150 threshold and receive a free entry along with a special custom-painted canvas similar to the awards we give out. We’ll have a Facebook group to help motivate and entertain you, along with providing fundraising ideas to make it easy. Contact us if you’d like to be notified when everything is ready.

Looking for First-Timers!
We’re looking for autism parents who have never run a marathon who, in the Operation Jack spirit, want to make lemons from lemonade. No cost, no obligation, we’ll coach you and support you and celebrate you and your child(ren). to the awards we give out. Contact us for more information!

Bib Pickup:
Bib pickup is race-day only at the race start area, beginning at 6 a.m.

Start Time:
7:30 a.m. Early start at 6:45 (only runners expecting to take longer than 6 hours, please)

Cutoff Time:
1:30 p.m.

Course Description:
Flat and fast 6.55-mile segment along the Pacific Ocean and Ballona Creek with snow-capped mountain views. Runners head north for 4.15 miles to the north turnaround on Ballona Creek, then head back 6.55 miles to the south turnaround in Manhattan Beach before returning 2.4 miles to the start/finish area. Full marathon runners complete the out-and-back twice.

Boston Qualifier:
Yes! USATF certification ID: CA15025RS

Top 3 overall, men/women
Top 3 age group men/women, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Aid Stations:
Every two miles on the course. Water, Gatorade, first aid. Energy gels available at mile 13 and 17.

Family Friendly:
Jog strollers are welcome! As a courtesy, though, please start towards the back of the pack.

Chip timed.

All Participants Receive:
– Race t-shirt
– Custom 4-inch die-cut medal
– On-course support and refreshments at the finish line