Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run Running Every year in January

Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run - Running in Los Angeles.
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Held every January on the beautiful island of Santa Catalina since 1982, the Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run is a stunning athletic endeavor reserved for those select few who think the average marathon is just too darn easy... ... read more

Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run Description

Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run - Running in Los Angeles.

Held every January on the beautiful island of Santa Catalina since 1982, the Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run is a stunning athletic endeavor reserved for those select few who think the average marathon is just too darn easy.

Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run’s course traverses vast stretches of Catalina, beginning in the town of Avalon and circling up and around the east side of the island before traversing the isthmus just north of the tiny village of Two Harbors. From there, the 50 Mile runners return via the west-side of the island, climbing multiple hills and enjoying stunning views of the ocean before dropping back into Avalon – we assume thoroughly spent.

Several of the roads on the course are normally closed to public use, making the Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run a great way to see less-traveled portions of Catalina.

Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run entry fees range from $85 for early registration to $100 for those who spent too much time debating whether they could actually run 50 miles. A banquet is held after the run, which costs an additional $30–$35.

All proceeds from the Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run entry fees go to charities like the Avalon Hospital, Avalon High School scholarships, Catalina Conservancy, and the Bill Putnam Health Care Fund.

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