Avalon 50K/50M Benefit Run

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Jan 08, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Avalon 50K/50M Benefit Run

2058 N. Mills Ave.

Avalon CA, 92630


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Entry Fee $70
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $100
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 50K
  • 50M

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 1981

Men's Record: Ben Hian - 6:05:31 (1997)

Women's Record: Julie Arter – 7:22:45 (2000)


The Avalon 50 Mile Benefit Run is one of the Oldest Ultra Trail Races coming up on its 40th Year!  Come over, see the buffalo, the incredible vista’s and experience YOUR ultimate challenge on Catalina Island.

Race weekend consists of two events- the 50 Mile Run and in it’s 2nd year, the Avalon 50K. The Avalon 50K (31 miles) runs a good portion of the traditional 50 Mile Run but will not run the out and back to Two Harbors, instead turning south at Little Harbor Overlook and heading back through Ben Wesson, Eagles Nest and up Middle Ranch Road to the finish in Avalon. You will experience the same great views, the commradarie, the tradition and the excitement of the 50 Mile – but just a bit less of it.

If you have ever thought of venturing out to Catalina Island, this is the year to come Run Catalina!

This race is part of the SoCal Ultra Series. Series members can earn points by competing in this race.

In cooperation with our host, the Avalon 50K/50M are CUPLESS COURSES! We will have water and electrolyte mix at every aid station. For hydration, participants have the option to purchase a $6 reusable cup from our merchandise store or provide their own hydration system. Thank you for helping us reduce the footprint on the island!


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jan 08, 2022

Held on Jan 09, 2021

Held on Jan 11, 2020

Held on Jan 12, 2019

Held on Jan 06, 2018

Held on Jan 07, 2017

Held on Jan 09, 2016

Held on Jan 10, 2015

Held on Jan 11, 2014

Held on Jan 14, 2012

Held on Jan 15, 2011

Held on Jan 16, 2010

Held on Jan 17, 2009

Held on Jan 12, 2008

Held on Jan 13, 2007

Held on Jan 14, 2006

Held on Jan 08, 2005

Held on Jan 11, 2003

Held on Jan 12, 2002

Held on Jan 13, 2001

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