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Sat January 11, 2025 Avalon, CA 90704 US Directions
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50 Mile Run

$100 5:00AM PST - 5:00PM PST
345 spots left. Price increases after May 6, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 18+.

50K Run

$90 6:00AM PST - 5:00PM PST
483 spots left. Price increases after May 6, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 18+.

Catalina Island TRIPLE CROWN Challenge

$350 $285 6:00AM PST - 5:00PM PST
14 spots left. Price increases after May 6, 2024 at 11:59pm PDT
Open to ages 18+.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Catalina Island
Avalon, CA US 90704


The Avalon Benefit 50 Mile/50K Run is the oldest Ultra Trail Run in California with the 50 Mile run entering its 43rd year.   The 50K joined the party six years ago and instantly became a California classic in trail running traversing all of the same trails that the older run uses.   Running the Avalon Benefit 50Mile/50K provides you a first rate, up-close and personal experience of one of California's natural jewels in trail running across Catalina Island.   The run begins and ends in Avalon and in between you simply have to run the entire length of the island - and back!  In between you will experience beautiful vistas, tremendous views of the Pacific Ocean, see a bison or two and experience some of the sports great volunteers and aid stations.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Donation Challenge

Avalon Benefit Run Donation/Pledge Challenge

Help us support the Lions Club Scholarship Program and Run for Free!

The Avalon Benefit 50Mile/50K Run raises funds on behalf of the Avalon Lions Club to benefit their charitable work and community assistance throughout Catalina Island.   Start a fundraising team, get your friends and family involved in helping to support you through giving on-line and help the Lions keep this tremendous running traditional alive, as we each strive to assist a community with needs.

For the top 10 Fundraisers:
Complimentary race entry, round trip boat ticket and two nights housing for the 2024 race
2 - 4 receive complimentary race entry and one-night lodging
5-10 receive a complimentary race entry

We look forward to welcoming you to Catalina Island -  See you on the island.


Sign up today for the ultimate Run Catalina experience by joining the Triple Crown Challenge.

The Triple Crown Challenge involves completing all 3 Run Catalina events within a 12-month period. This includes the Avalon 50K or 50Mile, Catalina Island Marathon, and Catalina Island Half Marathon.

You may begin your Catalina Island Triple Crown journey with any one of these races, but all specified distances must be completed within a 12-month period, meaning you must finish all 3 races consecutively once you begin.

What does this mean for you? In addition to participating in all 3 events and experiencing these breathtaking courses, you get a deep discount by registering for all 3, and some of the coolest FINISHER swag. You’ll get the individual event swag for each race, but after completion of the Triple Crown, you’ll be able to collect your official Triple Crown FINISHER jacket, Hi-Tec shoes, and a one-of-a-kind belt buckle.

Start your Triple Crown Challenge today!


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