For the second week in a row I am profiling a California based marathon. Tonight I was looking for an upcoming marathon and came across the Malibu International Marathon which takes place on Sunday.
Looking at the course elevation map the Malibu International Marathon does not look like it offers the quickest course as the inclines seem to be located right at the end of the course.
However, if you are looking for a scenic marathon this might be one to consider as the course starts inland before leading out to the coast where you get to run along the Pacific Coast Highway, taking you past the mansions of Hollywood celebrities along the way.
The weather is probably also an attraction for many people with the average temperature being around 18-21 C, 64-70 Fahrenheit, in Malibu at that time of year. Normally that would certainly be a selling point for me at this time of year but due to some unusually warm weather here this week I ran home in shorts tonight.
Another nice feature to this race is that they make an effort to reduce the impact of the race on the environment through waste diversion, donation of leftover food and discarded clothing to charities etc.
As always, if you want more information on this one you can read some race reviews here.
Have you run the Malibu International Marathon before or is it one you are planning to do?