Race Director's Letter
Welcome to the 35th Annual Avalon Benefit 50 Mile Run! This race is known as one of the country's most challenging and scenic 50-milers. No cars, no smog, just great terrain, incredible views, fascinating historical sites, a well-organized race, nice people, great food . . . and even an occasional buffalo sighting.
We strive to manage an extraordinary running experience that not only offers you a beautiful & challenging run, but also some insight into this fun historic run! In return, we wish to remind you that this is a "BENEFIT RUN" and all the money raised (small or large) is greatly appreciated. Please note that all of the entry fees combined, depending upon the total number of entries, barely covers the costs of putting on the race. Therefore, the sponsor pledge sheets are the only way we raise money for our various charities. Charities include: Avalon Hospital, Avalon High School Scholarships, the Catalina Island Conservancy, the Bill Putnam Health Care Fund and other local organizations.
To help: gather sponsorships for the miles that you run, register them on our SPONSOR SHEET and turn them in at the briefing meeting on Friday night.
We extend our WARMEST THANKS and appreciation to those of you who gather sponsorships year after year.
Reminder – There are a few specifics that you need to know prior to race day, so please visit our race info page and review.